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Words of Wisdom

The administrative process for an Active Duty member to add a dependent begins at MPF. The AD member will need to obtain a dependent application, then complete and return the application to MPF. Although the documents required vary depending on the type of dependent, MPF is still the go-to authority in this matter and therefore better equipped at advising the AD member based on his/her fact pattern. Keep in mind that the procedure of adding dependents is strictly AF rule driven, and that a "glitch" in the process could constitute a legal conflict between the AD and the Air Force. 

Legal Info


49th Wing Judge Advocate
490th First Street
Building 29, Room 1940



The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate handles matters involving military justice, claims, contracts, environmental, operations and labor law.


Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 0800 - 1530 (Appointment Only)

Thursday: 0900 - 1530 (Appointment Only)
Closed every third Thursday of the Month for training

Friday: 0800 - 1200 (Appointment Only)


Complete your Power of Attorney and Will Worksheets ONLINE at: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil 

Walk-in for Powers of Attorney and Notaries.

Legal Assistance and Wills by appointment onlyPlease call us at 575-572-7217 to schedule
your appointment or reach reach out by email at 49FW.JASuspense@us.af.mil.


The Legal Office is located in Bldg 29, First Floor, Ste. 1940. (HQ building, on the side closest to the static display)

Due to the current COVID situation, these policies are subject to change.

Please bring all relevant documents to your appointment along with your ID, a mask, and a pen. Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment who is not necessary to complete the service you are seeking. These measures are in place to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all 49 WG personnel and families.

*Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that you have base access.  An appointment with the Legal Office does not give you base access. In the event you are not granted base access by 49 Security Forces Squadron, we will not be able to assist you.

Special Victims' Counsel

What SVC's do for sexual assault victims:
◘ Advocates your voice and choice
◘ Provides CONFIDENTIAL legal advice
◘ Protects your rights and privacy interests
◘ Provides legal assistance
◘ Advises you on the investigation and prosecution process
◘ Represents you in interview, hearings and military trials

Who does the SVC work for? → YOU!
◘ SVC's DO NOT work for anyone on your base except you
◘ SVC's have an independent chain of command in Washington, D.C.

Contact your SVC, SARC, FAP or legal office to request an SVC.
◘ Restricted reports: Go to the SVC, SARC, FAP, Chaplain or Healthcare provider to ensure the report remains restricted

Capt. Matthew Pellegrine

2019 Tax Options

The base VITA Tax Center will not be open this year to help with the filing of taxes.

Free options for active duty, dependents, and retirees:

VITA Tax Center off-base:

  • VITA Tax Center off-base (Dates and times are tentative)
    Location: Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civics Center, 800 E First Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310
    Dates: 3 February through 15 April on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 
    Time: 0800-1600



Current Legal Hawks mobile services:
◘ Powers of Attorney
◘ Quick consultations
◘ Wills scheduling

Additional Services Provided:
◘ Line of communication from squadron to JA
   (anonymous question drop box)
◘ Legal briefings suited to your squadron's needs
◘ Coordinated visits to your squadron

Available briefings:
◘ Fundraising
◘ Off-duty employment
◘ Article 137, 138
◘ Vehicle purchasing laws
◘ Many more, just ask!


Court Reporter

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