45th Space Wing Legal Office

Welcome to the Patrick Air Force Base Legal Office
Phone: Commercial 321-494-7357
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays*: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. &  Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. -  4 p.m. *Legal Office will be closed from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursdays

Base Legal Office location: 1201 Edward H White St, Suite S117 (Headquarters Building), Patrick AFB, FL 32925-3242

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 legal office provides legal services to those eligible for legal assistance. We will request your current status check ID cards before providing assistance to you. IAW AFI 51-304, Eligible members include:

*         Active Duty (CAC)
*         Retired (Blue ID cards)
*         Dependents (Salmon/Orange ID cards)
*         Reservists/National Guard/ROTC Cadets on federal active duty status under Title 10, Title 32.
*         Inactive Reservists or National Guard members subject to federal mobilization will only be provided with deployment-related legal assistance (Green ID card).
*         Commissioned corps of Public Health Service officers who are on active duty or receive retired pay.
*         INELIGIBLE: Retired Reservists (Red ID Cards). Note: Once a person is 60 years old and drawing retired pay, that person is eligible and should possess a Blue ID card.
*         INELIGIBLE: Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Medically Retired (Salmon or Red ID Card)
*         INELIGIBLE: Civilian and contract employees. Only eligible if deploying or in a theater of operations, but only to prepare and execute wills and deployment-related powers of attorney. 

For more information on available legal services, or to set up an appointment to speak with an attorney, call the Patrick Legal Office at 321-494-7357.

DOD ID Numbers Required for Legal Assistance 

Due to a recent system change, DOD ID numbers are now required for all legal assistance appointments.  For current military members, this number is located on your CAC.  If  dependents wish to receive legal services, they will need their sponsor's DOD ID number in order to be helped.  Retirees may retrieve their DOD ID number at https://milconnect-pki.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/. Spouses of retirees wishing to receive legal services must have their sponsor's DOD ID number in order to be helped.

Limited Legal Assistance Appointments
Due to low staffing and mission requirements, legal assistance appointments for retirees will be limited throughout the month of November. 

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 30 Oct 2018

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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