45th Space Wing Legal Office

Welcome to the Patrick Air Force Base Legal Office
Phone: Commercial 321-494-2281
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Our Mission
We provide top-notch legal solutions to Team Patrick-Cape through exceptional customer service, innovative teamwork, and unparalleled professionalism to ensure good order and discipline and 100 percent mission success.

Purpose of Legal Office

Eligibility for Legal Assistance
The 45th SW Legal Office assists with various legal matters. Individuals who are eligible for legal assistance must present a valid military identification card. The following individuals are eligible to obtain services offered by the legal office: active-duty military members including members of the Reserve or National Guard on Title 10, dependents, members entitled to retired or retainer pay and their dependents. For further details on who is eligible, refer to Air Force Instruction 51-504, Legal Assistance Program.

Legal Assistance/Will Appointments
Legal Assistance is done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 321-494-7357 during normal duty hours on Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

Wills and/or advanced medical directives are scheduled by appointment only. Call 321-494-7357 and you will be notified of current availability. Before a will appointment is scheduled, however, you must first provide the office with your will worksheet ticket number. You can obtain that ticket number by completing a "Legal Worksheet" at the Air Force Legal Assistance website at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil. Follow the instructions and take time to thoroughly answer each question.

Notary/Power of Attorney Service
Notaries and Powers of Attorney (POAs) are done on a walk-in basis on Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. To start building your Power of Attorney worksheet, go to https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil, select "Legal Worksheets" and click the "Create Power of Attorney Worksheet" button. Once the worksheet is complete, call our office with your ticket number.

Our primary goal and first priority is to ensure members and their families are prepared for deployment. That means the legal offices works with members to ensure everything is in order. This includes the preparation of wills, advance medical directives (living will and medical power of attorney), general/special powers of attorney, and assisting in arrangement to help support service members and their families. For legal resources, issues, and questions, log onto https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil.

Victim-Witness Assistance Program
The Staff Judge Advocate, on behalf of the Wing Commander, manages the Installation Victim-Witness Assistance (VWAP) Program. The legal office's VWAP Coordinator is in a unique position to provide irreplaceable support to those service members and families who are victimized by crime.

Last Updated 6 Jan 2016

Household Goods Claims

AF Household Goods and Personal Property Claims
Air Force Claims Service Center - https://claims.jag.af.mil/

Army Household Goods and Personal Property Claims
Mailing Address:

OSJA Claims Office  
453 Novosel Street, Building 5700, Office 325
Fort Rucker, AL 35362-5105
COMM: 334-255-2517
DSN: 558-2517

Coast Guard Household Goods and Personal Property Claims
Mailing Address:

USCG Finance Center
HHG Claims
P.O. Box 4121
Chesapeake, VA 23327-4121

Marine Corps Household Goods and Personal Property Claims 
Mailing Address:

Headquarters, United States Marine Corps  
Personal and AL Family Readiness Division (Code MRP-2 CLAIMS) 3280 Russell Road  
Quantico, VA 22134-5103 
COMM: 703-784-9533

Navy Household Goods and Personal Property Claims 
Mailing Address:

Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk  
9053 First Street Suite 102 
Norfolk, VA 23511-3605 
COMM: 888-897-8217
DSN: 546-3310

Area Defense Counsel

Area Defense Counsel (MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.) 
COMM: 813-828-4455
DSN: 968-4455

Helpful Links

Air Force Legal Assistance Website 

Florida's Legal Assistance Website

Military Justice Spotlight

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