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509th BW Judge Advocate Office
509 Spirit Blvd. Suite 203
Phone: 660-687-6809 
DSN: 975-6809

Judge Advocate

The Whiteman Legal Office 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 Legal Office 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.

Judge Advocate

Military Justice 
As stewards of the military justice system, the base legal office assists commanders in maintaining good order and discipline in their units. Military justice attorneys and paralegals accomplish this by providing legal advice to commanders and first sergeants on all disciplinary issues and keeping them appraised of trends so they can make well-reasoned and fair disciplinary decisions. 

The Military Justice Division is also responsible for processing all courts martial, articles 15 and administrative disciplinary matters. 

Operational Law and Mission-Related Legal Assistance 
Attorneys and paralegals are instrumental in advising commanders concerning the rules of engagement and law of armed conflict in both war and peacetime.
 
The operation law division also takes care of deploying member's and their family's legal needs before, during and after the member departs. 

Protecting Air Force Resources and Freedom of Action 
The legal office's client is the Air Force. To ensure the interests of the Air Force are protected, the legal office provides a full-spectrum of civil law advice to commanders and wing agencies to better enable them to accomplish their mission. 

From providing advice on contracts, environmental law and labor issues to defending the Air Force against tort claims and other law suits, the legal office fights hard to insure commanders can accomplish the mission without a threat of adverse legal and/or fiscal consequences. 

Morale and Welfare 
Finally, the legal office provides legal assistance to active duty, retired, dependent and mobilized Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. The scope of legal assistance includes almost any personal, civil, legal matter related to mobilization and deployment or that will have an adverse effect on the member's ability to perform military duties.

Legal assistance

The 509th Bomb Wing Legal office provides legal assistance on a walk-in basis Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m., and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Military members, retirees and dependent family members are eligible to walk-in during our legal assistance hours and speak with an attorney about topics that include, but are not limited to: wills, powers of attorney, notaries, landlord-tenant and lease issues, domestic relations issues, consumer issues and tax assistance.

Attorneys cannot provide legal advice over the phone or discuss criminal law issues with clients. If you have committed a crime or if you are accused of committing a crime, contact the Area Defense Counsel at (660) 687-5556.

Notary & Power of Attorney

Notary services and powers of attorney are available on a walk-in basis Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wills

Will executions are by appointment only. Call (660) 687-6809 for more information.

USAF Legal Assistance

Now you can get legal assistance information, start your wills and powers of attorney, and give us feedback at home or work. 

Visit the United States Air Force - Legal Assistance web site for more great resources.

Additional Resources

Are you legally prepared to deploy? Review the Legal Readiness Checklist.