CUSTOMER SERVICE NOTICE

***UPDATED SEPT 14, 2020***

The Whiteman Air Force Base Legal Office is currently open and able to assist. Due to social distancing precautions a mask is required as per the 509th Wing Commander’s directive.

Legal assistance attorneys can provide legal advice, conduct general review of legal documents, and assist clients in preparing forms. Legal assistance attorneys cannot, however, represent clients in any court or administrative proceedings, nor draft or file legal documents with a court. We are also unable to provide assistance to private business owners on any matter.

To qualify for legal assistance you must have a valid military identification card and fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Active Duty military members and their dependents.
  2. Reserve and Guard members who are on title 10 orders and their dependents.
  3. Retired military members and their dependents.

If you are a retired reservist or guardsman or a dependent of one of them, you must be receiving retirement pay to be eligible for service.

We do not offer printing services for any documents not created by Air Force legal programs. Whiteman AFB Legal Office does not charge fees for any legal services rendered. Our office is closed for all Federal Holidays and AFGSC Family Days. 

For more details on services, see applicable section below.

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.

Tax Season

Looking for filing your taxes?

Whiteman AFB will not be operating an in-person tax preparation center this year.  However, please visit our tax page to find extensive information on how to file and obtain assistance for free.  The site also has helpful handouts, links, and common forms and publications for both Federal and Missouri taxes.

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

  ***UPDATED SEPT 14 2020***

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

- Wills are executed by appointment only on Mondays.

- Legal consultations for other civil legal issues are available upon request on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Notary & Power of Attorney

Notary services and powers of attorney are available on a walk-in basis: 

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please go to https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/ and receive a ticket number for all Powers of Attorney, in order to receive faster service. All documents must be signed in front of a notary. We do not offer printing services for any documents not created by Air Force legal programs.

Wills

For those seeking wills, first visit the Air Force Legal Assistance Website, https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil, complete the online worksheet, record the ticket number and email it to our office (509BWJAJudgeAdvo@us.af.mil) to begin the drafting process. Once we have drafted your will, we will email it to you for your review. Please email us back any changes. Once satisfied with the will draft, please request an appointment.

Will preparation and execution are by appointment only on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call (660) 687-6809 for more information or to set up an appointment.

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.

Tax Assistance

Contact us

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