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55th Wing Law Center

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LIMITED OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19. Will and/or legal assistance appointments are limited to: individuals with emergent circumstances or deploying active duty service members. Call (402) 294-3733 or email the General Law inbox for further information

MISSION: Provide dominant, full-spectrum, on-target and on-time legal advice and services to the Offutt Community, enabling warfighters executing our nation’s missions.

The Law Center provides professional legal support and advice to command and other staff agencies on a variety of issues including military justice, contracts, labor, environmental and operations law. We also provide legal advice and assistance on personal and civil matters to military members, retirees and their family members.

The Offutt AFB Law Center is supported by military attorneys, paralegals and civilians. Using this Web site is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney about a specific legal problem you may have.

Legal Assistance

The Offutt AFB Law Center provides legal services to all active duty personnel, military dependents, retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve on active duty orders.

Active Duty Members & Dependents: Legal Assistance is available by appointment only, please call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733)to schedule an appointment.

Guard and Reserve: Call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733) prior to going to the legal office to check your eligibility for legal assistance, notaries and powers of attorney.  Some services may only be available on Title 10 orders only.

Retirees & Dependents: Legal Assistance is available by appointment only, please call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733) to schedule appointments.

Notary & Power of Attorney Services
For Powers of Attorney, please call the legal office and visit this website 
and complete the form prior to going to your appointmenthttps://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/

Legal Assistance and Wills
Active Duty and deployers may schedule appointments for wills. Please visit this website and complete the form prior to calling for an appointment:  https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/Please call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 294-3733).

Legal Assistance is provided in a wide range of areas including:
· Family Law Issues
· Wills & Living Wills*
· Special Needs Children Issues
· Landlord - Tenant Issues
· Identity Theft / Financial Fraud
· Debt Collection
· Immigration and U.S. Citizenship
· Bankruptcy
· USERRA Rights for Guard/Reserve

JAG Legal Assistance services are not limited to these areas. If you have a question regarding a topic not listed, contact our office at (402) 294-3733 to see if we can be of assistance.

Limitations on Legal Assistance
Legal Assistance JAGs cannot represent you in court or in administrative proceedings. We cannot provide assistance in the following areas: Issues involving personal commercial enterprises; Law of Armed Conflict issues; Official matters in which the U.S. Air Force has an interest or is involved in the final outcome; criminal matters; or questions regarding the USAF Standards of Conduct.

Criminal Assistance
Contact the Area Defense Counsel at (402) 294-3939 or DSN 271-3939 if you have questions regarding criminal issues under the Uniform Code of Military Justice or state / federal criminal law, or questions regarding Air Force Standards of Conduct and unprofessional relationships

PCS Related Household Goods Claims
The DD Form 1840 / 1840R (pink form) must be submitted to the carrier within 70 days after delivery of a household goods shipment. This process can now be done online at https://claims.jag.af.mil. The online process only applies to Air Force sponsored moves. Members unable to file online may bring their pink forms to the claims office M - Th / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Questions regarding the new process may be addressed to the Air Force Claims Service Center at 1-877-754-1212 (24 / 7 customer service line).

Click on Smooth Move information regarding full replacement value of household goods damaged during a move and information regarding damage to personally owned vehicles. If you require additional assistance, contact the legal office at (402) 294-3733.

Operations Law

The Operations Law Division generally refers to legal rules applicable in actual military operations. It is normally defined as that body of domestic, foreign and international law that impacts the activities of U. S. Armed Forces in war and operations other than war. 

Commanders must ensure their personnel are trained to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). All military personnel must accomplish this training every 20 months. 

For more information, contact the Operations Law Division at (402) 294-3733.

VWAP

The Offutt AFB VWAP coordinator can be reached at (402) 294-2358.

Offutt AFB Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office (SAPRO);
The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault and has implemented a comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) can be reached at (402) 232-9999.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the following hotlines:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-HOPE.

Tax Center

Tax season 2021 is quickly approaching and there are many changes to the Offutt AFB Tax Program due to COVID restrictions.

We will not be doing in person tax preparation this season until further notice. With that in mind, we have come up with a solution that will allow us to continue to assist the Offutt AFB community beginning 25 January.

To receive tax assistance you must be Active Duty (All enlisted ranks, O3 and below), Deployers, Surviving Spouses, Retired 65 and older, Disabled 50% or greater and income $80,000 or less, and their dependent(s).  Reservists and National Guard members (in above ranks/age) and their dependents only qualify when on Title10/Title 32 orders or retired 65 and older with a BLUE ID card. IDs valid for medical insurance only are not eligible. No businesses or Sch K-1 Forms 1065 or 1120S.

For information or questions, please call (402) 294-3759 or DSN 271-3759, or e-mail pamela.clark.2@us.af.mil

We will be using TaxWiseMobile for our virtual tax program. Https://offuttafbtax.taxwisemobile.com

   1. Clients will go to site

   2. Skip estimator & start 1040 interview

   3. Create an account

   4. Answer specific questions and upload tax documents

   5. Submit data when all documents are available

   6. Tax data is securely transmitted to the Offutt Tax Center

   7. VITA preparer will complete the return

   8. Quality review will be completed with the client through TaxWiseMobile

Client must digitally upload all tax documents, copies of driver’s license, social security cards, etc…

Click here for who we will serve and a list of documents needed

Click here for the Intake/Interview and quality review sheet Form 13615C (required – complete and upload)

Click here for Form 14446 Virtual VITA (required – taxpayer and spouse sign page 3 and upload)

Click here for Client Statement of Understanding (required – complete and upload)

These items are “Out of Scope for the Offutt VITA” and will not be handled for the 2020 Tax Year/2021 Tax Season.  For a list of Out of Scope items, click here. 

- Spouse with a Power of Attorney (POA) will need to supply a copy for tax preparation.

 

 

Military Justice Division

The Military Justice Counsel provides guidance to commanders on nonjudicial punishment proceedings and courts-martial. Call (402) 294-2358 or DSN 271-2358 for assistance.

The Area Defense Counsel (ADC) program provides independent legal representation to military members suspected of an offense or facing adverse administrative actions. Contact the ADC at (402) 294-3939 or 271-3939.

Article 137 Briefing

This video is tailored for individuals that are re-enlisting.  If you are assuming or being appointed to command and need to complete the Article 137 brief for your G-Series orders, please contact the 55th Wing Legal Office at 55 WG.JAGeneralLaw@us.af.mil

Offutt AFB Operator

Offutt Air Force Base Operator 
(402) 294-1110
DSN: 271-1110

Offutt AFB Public Affairs does not act as an operator service or base locator.

2020 / 2021 Offutt AFB Phone Directory

Contact Information

55 WG/JA
711 Nelson Drive, Ste 118
Offutt AFB, NE 68113

(402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733)

E-Mail:
55WG.JAGeneralLaw@us.af.mil

Location/Hours

Location: Building 302A

Hours: M - TH, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
F - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday Legal Assistance Appointments: 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursday Will Appointments: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The Offutt Legal Office will be closed every 3rd Friday of each month for training purposes.

The Offutt Legal Office will be closed on all ACC Down days and all Federal Holidays.

You can also visit  https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil 

JAG Recruiting Information

Discover the possibilities of becoming an Air Force Judge Advocate. Each year, approximately 100-120 attorneys are selected as Air Force Judge Advocates through several different accession programs. 

JAG Recruiting Information 

Interested in becoming an Active Duty or Reserve Paralegal for the Air Force? Contact the Law Office Superintendent at 55wg.channel@offutt.af.mil for details.