62 AW/JA provides legal services to the 62nd Airlift Wing Commander, command staff, and 25 other McChord Field commanders, including the 627th Air Base Group Commander, on legal matters involving military justice, civil law, claims, and operations law. Through our unique support to the Joint Base, we augment the Army I Corps Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (I Corps OSJA) legal assistance mission, supporting a client population of over 11,000 Airmen and their dependents. 62 AW/JA supports McChord’s 48 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which enable worldwide combat and humanitarian airlift missions in support of rapid global mobility.
Eligibility: Active duty servicemembers, reserve members and guardsmen on federal orders, military retirees, and their dependents.
Services provided: Personal, civil matters, including wills, powers of attorney, notaries, and general legal questions regarding personal civil matters, provided for free. Attorneys cannot discuss criminal law issues with clients, nor provide advice over the phone. Please bring all relevant documents regarding your issue.
Appointments/Walk-ins: (253) 982-5513 Notaries and non-healthcare powers of attorney are walk-in services. All other legal assistance is by appointment only. Walk-ins/appointments are located at McChord Legal Assistance Office, Bldg 100, Ste 1096, Mon-Fri, 0800-1600.
Deployers and Mids/Swing Shift Workers: If you are a deployer scheduled for a short-notice contingency operation OR if you are active duty on mids or swing shifts and cannot be seen by the McChord or Ft Lewis Legal Assistance Offices, please contact 62 AW/JA at (253) 982-6305 to schedule an appointment.
Air Force Legal Assistance Website
Air Force Claims Service Center processes personal claims for Airmen and civilian employees, including household goods, personal property, and vehicle damage claims. For more information, please visit: https://claims.jag.af.mil/
To file a tort claim with our office, please contact us so that we can perform intake and, if needed, refer you to the appropriate agency.
Interested in joining an elite team of legal professionals? Realize your profession as an officer and attorney or as an enlisted paralegal. Contact our Law Office Superintendent today at 253-982-6305.
AF JAG Recruiting Website
Enlisted Cross Training Information Pamphlet
The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby strengthen national security.
62 AW/JA works closely with commanders to handle disciplinary issues. 62 AW/JA also advises on all levels of investigations, including OSI, MPI, SFS, and command investigations. Our Military Justice and Adverse Actions sections advise commanders on courts-martial, nonjudicial punishment, and administrative discharges. Our Adverse Actions section advises commanders, first sergeants, and supervisors on military administrative paperwork, such as Letters of Reprimand and Letters of Counseling, and Unfavorable Information Files. If you have disciplinary questions that are not covered above, please contact the Military Justice section.
62 AW/JA does not advise Airmen facing administrative actions or those who are suspected of committing an offense under the UCMJ. Those Airmen should contact the Area Defense Counsel at (253) 982-2336, which is unaffiliated with 62 AW/JA.
Civil law disciplines are interwoven with the acquisition, operation, protection, and preservation of the force and its people, funds, weapon systems, materiel, and installations. Civil Law also provides proactive legal assistance and outreach for legal readiness of Airmen.
62 AW/JA provides sound, timely advice on many issues, including: joint basing issues, reenlistments, FOIA/Privacy Act requests, command packages, support agreements, operations law, fiscal law, investigations and Congressional inquiries, and civilian labor and employment law. 62 AW/JA also provides robust ethics advice, including: gifts, speaking/teaching/writing, community relations, conferences, off-duty employment, post-Government employment, political activities, and non-Federal entities.
This list of services is not all-inclusive, please contact
62 AW/JA for legal review and coordination.
Under the Joint Base Mission, all Private Organizations (POs) and fundraising efforts are reviewed and approved by Army MWR and I Corps OSJA. Visit the JBLM MWR Private Organization Page or call (253) 967-5356.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBPAGE IS OF A GENERAL NATURE AND IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CONVENIENCE. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS TO HOW THE LAW AFFECTS YOU OR YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, CONTACT YOUR CIVILIAN ATTORNEY OR 62 AW/JA FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LICENSED ATTORNEY.
McChord Legal Office (62 AW/JA)
100 Col Joe Jackson Blvd, Ste 3031
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438
Hours: Monday—Friday, 0830-1630
I Corps McChord Legal Assistance Office
100 Col Joe Jackson Blvd, Ste 1096
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Hours: Monday—Friday, 0800-1600
EMERGENCIES: Call 911 or
Command Post: (253) 982-2635
Air Force Legal Assistance Website
ABA Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
WA State Bar Legal Assistance to Military Personnel
AF JAG Recruiting
DoD Standards of Conduct Office
Off Duty Employment Application
2019 Manual for Courts-Martial & UCMJ
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Military Commander and the Law
VWAP ensures that all victims and witnesses of a crime who suffer physical, financial, or emotional trauma receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled. Our VWAP Coordinator helps victims and witnesses obtain the resources and services they need. If you are a victim or witness of a crime, you may be entitled to monetary benefits, legal assistance, and relocation benefits.
Victim & Witness Resource Handbook
VWAP Contact: (253) 982-6305
24/7 Hotline Services:
Military One Source - (800) 342-9647
DoD Safe Helpline - (877) 995-5247
TRICARE Advisor - (800) TRICARE
Military Crisis Hotline - (800) 273-8255
Victims of Sexual Crimes Services:
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
24/7 Hotline: (253) 982-7272
Special Victim’s Counsel (Unaffiliated with 62 AW/JA): (253) 982-6741/5210