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The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal assistance to active duty members, reserve members on Title 10 orders or pending deployment, retired military members, and dependents who are eligible to receive military identification cards.

Provided legal assistance includes wills, powers of attorney and other personal civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, domestic and consumer affairs issues.

Additionally, we provide legal counsel to commanders on all matters affecting the installation and the mission, including such wide-ranging areas as military justice, administrative actions, ethics, operations law, environmental law, claims, contracts, civil law, and labor law.

Legal Services

Hours of Operation
The LAAFB Legal office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attorney Consultations
To schedule an appointment with a legal assistance attorney, please call (310) 653-3084

Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney
Have your Will prepared, review it with an attorney and sign it at a Will signing ceremony -- all in one day! Please complete the online Will worksheet, and then call us with your ticket number to schedule an appointment.

To access the Legal Will worksheet, please visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website. Worksheets can be found under the "Legal Worksheets" tab of the site.

Powers of Attorney
We can help you with powers of attorney on a walk-in basis. Please visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website and fill in the relevant information under "Legal Worksheets" and "Powers of Attorney." Once you have a ticket number, please write down the (case-sensitive) ticket number and and bring it with you to the front desk of the legal office.

Notary Services
Need a document notarized? Notary services are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Information

SMC/JA
483 N. Aviation Blvd.
Building 271
El Segundo, CA 90245-2808

Phone:
(310) 653-3084
DSN 633-3084

Air Force Legal Assistance Website

Legal Assistance

Military Justice
The LAAFB Legal Office provides legal advice on a full range of disciplinary matters to the SMC Commander, as well as to subordinate units and partner commands under the worldwide mission. We enable commanders to uphold good order and discipline through the efficient and equitable administration of military justice, ranging from administrative actions to general courts-martial.

The Area Defense Counsel (ADC) provides Air Force members independent legal representation. Airmen facing adverse administrative actions or airmen suspected of having committed an offense under the Uniform Code of Justice (UCMJ) can receive confidential legal advice outside of the SMC/JA chain of command.

Air Force members can schedule an ADC appointment by calling the ADC at (661) 277-2809 or DSN 527-2809

Tax Center
The Tax Center is open year-round and located in the Base Legal Office. For more information, please click here or visit theTax Center website 


Victim and Witness Assistance Program
The Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is a Commander-directed program supported by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. The VWAP provides guidance for the treatment of victims and witnesses of crime under the UCMJ. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the VWAP ensures that victims and witnesses receive the information and assistance they deserve.

Please call (310) 653-3084 to schedule an appointment with our VWAP coordinator.

Additional resources:
DoD Sexual Assault Support Hotline:
Toll-free: 1 (877) 995-5247

LAAFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC):
(310) 653-SARC (653-7272)

California Courts Online Self-Help Center

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Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day! It marks the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees all American women the right to vote 100 years ago.
Happy #FairfordFriday! This week's history tidbit has to do with the mighty British-built #Concorde ‘002’, which made its maiden voyage from Filton to RAF Fairford in early 1969. The momentous 22-minute flight was piloted by Brian Trubshaw and John Cochrane. Emerging from the cockpit at Fairford, Brian Trubshaw remarked ‘It was wizard – a cool, calm and collected operation’. For the next two and a half years, there was an extensive development programme at RAF Fairford, enabling it to quickly achieve Mach 2 flight – twice the speed of sound. #Fairford75th #LightTheWay
You've heard of #USAFEGRIT by now. You've heard our senior leaders discuss its importance. But how are our Airmen being personally impacted by #GRIT, and how is it connecting Airmen to each other and to the mission? “Operation GRIT is something that needs to be taken outside of the training environment and be applied daily in and out of the work center,” said Staff Sgt. Laura Gonzalez, 501st Combat Support Wing Emergency Management specialist. ”It will help Airmen, but only if the principles and concepts are actively applied and not just a soundbite. Each and every Airman is a leader, which the Air Force needs now more than ever. It takes actions, not a title, to be a leader.” Gonzalez stays #resilient through maintaining balance mentally, spiritually, and physically, focusing on controlling the things she can control, and practicing daily gratitude. Thanks for sharing your perspective! #LightTheWay U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of sitting down with our new 501st CSW Command Chief, CMSgt Dan Keene and his wife, Tina, for an interview as part of our new Leader Talk series. Check out the interview below and watch for our next interview with Col. Jason Schmidt, 501st CSW Vice Commander. #LeaderTalk #Pathfinders #LightTheWay
#LeaderTalk Say hello and congratulations to our newest Airman Leadership School graduates! These Airmen advanced to the next level of their professional military education with flying colors last Friday and are #ready to take on new challenges and responsibilities in the wing. #LightTheWay grads! - Col Wendt Staff Sgt. Esteban Sereseres Senior Airman Brandon Shippee Senior Airman Adam Theriault Senior Airman Garret Gosselin Senior Airman Noah Klink Senior Airmen Scott Marvin (Distinguished Graduate 🌟) Senior Airman Damian Monreal
Congratulations to all of our MSgt Selects! Last Friday, we celebrated their induction into the SNCO tier. Also, a large thank you to everyone that made this event such a success. To view more photos from the ceremony, please click the link below. https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157710412319781
Welcome to #FairfordFridays, where we'll share a little bit of Fairford's storied history each week in honor of the base's 75th anniversary. Did you know that 54 years ago, the beloved RAF Red Arrows formed at RAF Fairford? The Royal Air Force’s world famous aerobatic team started life in the Cotswolds in 1965. They performed their first display there, and were based at the Gloucestershire airfield until moving just up the road a year later to RAF Kemble in 1966. Stay tuned for more next Friday 😎 #Fairford75th #LightTheWay
Yesterday marked the official start to a unique new program at the 422 Air Base Group. Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Elder, Staff Sgt. Stevens and Senior Airman Diaz, who have been selected to participate in the Brackley Town Council Mayor's Cadet Programme! This is the first time U.S. Visiting Forces in the 501st Combat Support Wing have been given this unique opportunity to serve the commuity of Brackley. The chosen cadets will proudly represent the U.S. military by accompnaying the Mayor at civic and community events throughout the year. We look forward to the start of a unique and lasting partnership! #LightTheWay #StrongPartners Photo credit: Brackley Town Council
Here’s a lesson that CMSAF Wright had to share about making mistakes and being there for our fellow Wingman. #USAFEGRIT
A big shoutout to our 420th Munitions Airmen for their participation in the 2nd annual USAFE Combat Ammunition Production Exercise in Aviano Air Base, Italy last week. Way to represent a Championship Team! #Pathfinders #LightTheWay
#LeaderTalk Had a great day with the 421st Air Base Squadron at RAF Menwith Hill! Thanks to our amazing Pathfinders we’ve visited all 7 of our Main Operating Bases in the first 3 weeks…no surprise, across the wing our team is doing amazing things. Looking forward to many more opportunities to see our Airmen in action… incredibly proud to be part of the 501st!! -Col Wendt #LightTheWay
There is an Airman working long hours behind the shadows to protect computer networks from cyberattacks. In his role as the 423rd Communications Squadron's network operations technician, Senior Airman Dorian Stacy works closely with other Air Force coders from RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, Ramstein Air Base, Germany and more, to find and share solutions that protect our networks, ensuring United States Air Force cybersecurity #readiness. Read more here: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1931604/an-air-force-coders-tale/ #LightTheWay #Pathfinders #AlwaysReady U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
A heartfelt thank you to all the 501st Combat Support Wing #Defenders for keeping us safe! #Pathfinders #LightTheWay
The 501st paid their respects on August 3rd at the re-dedication memorial for the crew of the B-17G Flying Fortress "Miss Liberty Bell." The ceremony commemorates the brave men who lost their lives when they crashed near the village of Wymington returning from their mission over Germany 75 years ago. Thank you to the community of Wymington for treating our fallen service members with the same honor and respect as your own. #Pathfinders #LightTheWay #WymingtonRemembers
Today is the 30 day countdown to RAF Fairford's 75th anniversary celebration! RAF Fairford has been utilized by the U.S. Air Force nearly continuously since it was built in 1944 and continues to support the B-52, KC-10, KC-135, B-2, B-1 and other aircraft. We look forward to celebrating the 75th with our RAF counterparts and mission partners! #Fairford75th #LightTheWay
#LeaderTalk Thanks for our Airmen at RAF Fairford and RAF Welford for hosting Chief Keene and I last week. The work you do is incredibly far-reaching - from enabling global strike out of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s only bomber forward operating location to equipping the theatre’s second largest munitions storage facility. It’s great to see the pride you each take in your work on a daily basis. -Col Wendt #LightTheWay
#LeaderTalk Get to know your leadership team! Over the past few weeks, our new wing leadership team visited airmen across the 501st learning the #Pathfinder mission. Now, it's your turn to get to know them. Send us a Facebook message with your questions and we'll select some to ask them in our upcoming #LeaderTalk video series. We'll be accepting questions through the end of the day tomorrow. Ask away! #LightTheWay
#LeaderTalk The immersions continue! Chief Keene and I visited with Airmen from the 422nd Air Base Group yesterday at RAF Croughton. This team fuels our mission by delivering worldwide communications, enabling strike operations and developing combat-ready Airmen. Thanks for all you do. -Col Wendt #LightTheWay
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Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

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Public Queries or Event Requests:
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