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Default Air Force Logo Is a JAG a real Attorney?
The legal offices at military installations offer legal assistance to active-duty Airmen, retirees, activated reservists, AGR, civilian employees assigned at a military installation outside of the U.S., and the dependants of all of the above. Legal assistance means that you can meet with an attorney, get legal advice, and have certain legal
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2010
Default Air Force Logo If you are activated, will you have a job when you return? The Supreme Court is going to weigh in.
Since 9/11, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers saw a dramatic increase in their mobilization and deployment. As citizen-warriors, these Guard and Reserve military members have other jobs to worry about, their civilian jobs. So what happens to those civilian jobs after members gets back from a 6-month or yearlong deployment?The Uniformed
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Mortgage Crisis
There is a new twist in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. It has been reported that certain mortgage companies were falsely signing affidavits, which are supposed to be written and sworn to by a person with personal knowledge of the facts in the affidavit in the presence of someone authorized to administer an oath, like a notary public. The
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Can you terminate your apartment lease because you are deploying for six months?
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) states that a member who receives permanent change of station orders or who is deploying to a new location for 90 days or more has the right to terminate a housing lease. To terminate the lease, you must deliver written notice to the landlord stating the basis for termination. Oral notice is not
0 11/05
2010
Default Air Force Logo So If You're Tagged For Jury Duty Do You Have To Comply?
Like many legal issues, the answer is maybe. But let's start at the beginning. Individuals are chosen for jury duty randomly from an eligible group of people residing in the court's jurisdictional area. The court system may utilize a variety of tools to determine eligible jurors including lists of registered voters, vehicle registrations or anyone
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Improvements to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Have you ever wondered what you were going to do about your expensive cell phone if you deployed for 90 days, or if you got an assignment overseas? Under the current law, the answer was not crystal clear. However, on 28 Sept the Senate approved a bill that will make several improvements to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). One change is
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Power of Attorney
A power of attorney authorizes another person to act on your behalf. Powers of attorney are critical during periods of transition or absence, such as a deployment. There are two major types of powers of attorney.A general POA is a very powerful document. A "general" POA gives your agent (a friend, your spouse, your parent, etc.) the right to
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2010
Default Air Force Logo What is a Will? Do you need one?
A will is a legal document you use to dispose of your property upon death. It also names who you want to take care of important jobs related to your death. For example, you can name who you want as your personal representative or executor. In other words, who should gather up your property, work with the probate court, and make sure your wishes are
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces JAG award winners
The Air Force Judge Advocate General announced April 30 the 2009 Judge Advocate General Award winners. "I am proud of each of our award winners; they represent the best of the best," said Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding, the judge advocate general. "They have demonstrated excellence, initiative, leadership, devotion to duty and professionalism, and
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Default Air Force Logo Two at Keesler win JAG awards
Two of 2nd Air Force 2009 Judge Advocate General award winners hail from Keesler.Capt Robert Wilder, 2nd Air Force military justice chief, was named outstanding young judge advocate. The captain's accomplishments included serving a year as justice chief at the second busiest military justice numbered Air Force and committee team lead in Iraq. He
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