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Default Air Force Logo As utility costs double, AF attorneys fight back
The smart use of energy and water saves the Air Force money, but a decreasing demand has not overcome an increasing price. While facility energy use has decreased 37 percent since 1999, costs have increased 100 percent. Fighting this trend keeps a team of utility litigation attorneys at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center busy. AFCEC's Utility Law
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Airmen fill the 52nd Fighter Wing legal office courtroom during the "Got Consent?" training Oct. 24, 2013. "Got Consent?" is an interactive training session that allows first-term Airmen to participate as jurors in a sexual assault case. Legal office personnel broadcasted pre-recorded interviews from the plaintiff and defendant before the jury panel as part of the training’s program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Daryl Knee)
Sexual assault 'trial' gives Airmen real life perspective
It started off as a typical Friday night for many Airmen with their wallets full of money to burn, their stomachs ready to chug the best German beers and their minds ready to explore the undefined possibilities of "hooking up." But for two of them, their alcohol-fueled night would end in a shattered sense of trust, establish an unclean feeling of
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Capt. Sarah Priebe, a Special Victims Unit senior trial counsel answers a
question posed by Mr. Alan Rod, an instructor at the Air Force Public
Affairs Center of Excellence, during a simulated press conference at the
Judge Advocate General's School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 23,
2013. Members of PACE produced the simulation to prepare the STCs for
high-visibility and sexual assault cases. PACE instructors provide education
and training to ensure students are better able to communicate in the modern
information environment and are responsible for the creation and
implementation of public communication curriculum across The Air University.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook) Public Affairs Center of Excellence enables Airmen to share the Air Force story
Educating Airmen on telling their story, and the broader Air Force story, is part of the mission of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Center of Excellence.Established in 1998, PACE instructors provide public affairs-related education and training through the continuum of both officer and enlisted professional military education.Through the
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Default Air Force Logo Yokota SVC continues military trend against sexual assault
The Department of Defense is doing whatever it can to end sexual assault in the military, and a big part of that is supporting victims, according to the top legal officers on the Armed Services Committee. Special victim counsels were introduced to the Air Force culture Jan. 28, 2013 and serve in the fight against sexual assault.Since that
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Special Victims' Counsel provides sexual assault victims legal assistance. Special victims' counsel steps forward against sexual assault
When Maj. John Bellflower looked across the courtroom where a court-martial for an alleged sexual assault was taking place, he saw the defendant at a table with his two lawyers and three attorneys representing the Air Force at another table.So why not have legal counsel for the alleged victim?That's when the importance of the Air Force's new
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Capt. Amanda Snipes, 375th Air Mobility Wing general law chief and special victims' counsel, conducts research on sexual offense cases at Scott AFB March 1.  As an SVC, her job is to provide sexual assault victims with guidance and legal representation throughout the criminal proceeding.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) Special Victims' Council established on base
A new Air Force program that provides legal assistance to victims of sexual assault began Jan. 28 at Scott AFB.The Special Victims' Council provides lawyers with specialized training to advise sexual assault victims, and guide them through the criminal justice system."My job as Special Victims' Council is to assist and educate the victim throughout
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Maj. Deanna Daly, staff judge advocate for the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing at Kandahar Airfield, advises Afghan Col. Saaid Ahmad, her counterpart at the Kandahar Air Wing, an Afghan Air Force unit based at KAF. Due to the language barrier, the two communicate using an interpreter (right). Daly and her paralegal, Tech. Sgt. Terry Beasley, have been advising the KAW legal office on issues such as military justice and non-judicial punishment. (Photo by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter/U.S. Air Force) AF legal team advises Afghans
Members of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing here are helping the Afghan air force Kandahar air wing leadership and legal office implement military justice and hold the wing's servicemembers accountable to military standards. Maj. Deanna Daly, Staff Judge Advocate for the 451st AEW, and her paralegal, Tech. Sgt. Terry Beasley, have stepped in to
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Graphic by Sylvia Saab Air Force to Provide Dedicated Legal Counsel to Sexual Assault Victims
A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month.The Special Victims' Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs."It takes a strong team to succeed in
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Lt. Col. Michael Safko, 319th Air Base Wing staff judge advocate, briefs Grand Forks AFB senior leaders on commanders and the law Sept. 7, 2012. The briefing covered a wide range of topics including an overview of routine services offered by the base legal assistance office, fitness discharges, disciplinary tools, line of duty determinations, dependent misconduct, and the area defense counsel. Safko said these sorts of briefings are typically held on an annual basis in late summer or early fall, because that is usually the time when new commanders have recently taken over the reins of their units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Susan L. Davis) Senior leaders get a refresher on military law
Senior leaders here took time out Sept. 7, for a refresher course on commanders and the law.The briefing covered a wide range of topics including an overview of routine services offered by the base legal assistance office, fitness discharges, disciplinary tools, line of duty determinations, family member misconduct, and the area defense
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Lt. Col Shannon Sherwin is the 354th Fighter Wing staff judge advocate. As a female field grade officer, she has overcome obstacles that have helped her become an asset to the Air Force while remaining true to herself. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Perras) Women in history: rising to the glass ceiling
Editor's note: "Women in History" is a four-part series portraying women currently stationed at Eielson who have positively made an impact.Shannon Sherwin only intended on staying in the Air Force for four years, using it simply as a stepping stone into a career with the FBI. Sometimes, however, plans change, and now, 14 years later as a lieutenant
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