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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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