Base Legal - Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

The 143d Airlift Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides high-quality legal advice and support to eligible military members and their dependents. This assistance includes wills, powers of attorney, notary services, and advice concerning a variety of civil legal matters. Additionally, we provide legal counsel to commanders on all matters affecting the installation and mission.

Will Assistance

A will is a written legal declaration of how personal property should be distributed after death. The Legal Office can assist eligible military and family members in preparing a will. Before making an appointment, members should review the Will Considerations For Military Families fact sheet and complete a Will Questionnaire located on the Air Force Legal Assistance website

Powers of Attorney

With some planning, most people can usually handle their own affairs. However, there are times when you might need someone to act as your agent in your absence, to handle a particular piece of business. If you appoint someone to act for you, you do so by giving him or her power of attorney.

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows another to conduct legal actions on your behalf (such as selling a house) and can be either special (usually connected with a single transaction or event) or general (total power over another's legal affairs). Special powers of attorney drafted to fit individual needs on a one-time basis or for a limited period of time are usually your best choice. The Legal Office is prepared to draft both.

For more information see the Powers of Attorney Fact Sheet. Although not necessary, it may be helpful to fill out a Power of Attorney Questionnaire on the Air Force Legal Assistance website prior to your arrival at the base legal office.

Hours of Operation

Base Legal Hours of Operation:

143 AW/JA
1 Hercules Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Telephone: (401) 267-3259
DSN: 476-3259

The legal office is located on the first floor (Rm 111) of Building P1, the 143 Airlift Wing Headquarters.

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays - Tuesday-Friday
RSD - Saturday and Sunday