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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

Thursday: 0900 - 1530

Friday: 0800 - 1200

Complete your Power of Attorney and Will Worksheets ONLINE at:


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.



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. 



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!


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 for 2019 Taxes.

Free options for active duty, dependents, and retirees:

VITA Tax Center off-base:

  • Use VITA site locator tool https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/ to get the schedule information (website has not been activated opens late Jan / early Feb) Location: Sgt Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, Alamogordo, NM. Dates: 4 February through 15 April on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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