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The Judge Advocate provides on-time and on-target legal services to individuals and organizations in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative actions and ethics, civil, operations, environmental, labor and contract law. The Judge Advocate provides preventive law and legal assistance.

Learn more about available Legal Services  here:
tabLegal Assistance 
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Location:  2422 Stanley Rd. Bldg 134
                   San Antonio TX 78234

Phone:  210-808-0169

Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Thursday  
                         7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Friday

Learn more about available Legal Services  here:

To qualify for Legal Assistance you must have a valid military identification card and fall into one of the following categories:
1. Active Duty Military Members and their dependents
2. Reserve and Guard Members who are on active duty and their dependents 3. Retired military members and their dependents. If you are a grey area retired reservist or guardsman or a dependent of one of them, you must be receiving retirement pay to be eligible for service. Please note you must have a military ID card to be eligible.
4. Other individuals in unique circumstances may be eligible if they have a valid military identification card.

If you have questions, please contact your local legal office.  Legal advice cannot be given over the phone. 

Legal assistance is primarily offered by appointment.  Please contact your local legal office to schedule an appointment.

Appointments offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Retirees and their dependents on Space Available Basis.
Phone: 210-671-3362

Active Duty and Retiree Appointments on Space-Available Basis, Mondays and Wednesdays

Walk-In Legal Assistance

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Tuesday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
AD Members/Dependents
Retiree Members/Dependents
Guard/Reserve on Title 10 Orders
Government Employees with orders to deploy with forces

Thursday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
AD Members
Guard/Reserve on Title 10 Orders

Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
No Will appointments during LA

Monday, 10-11 a.m. (Active Duty ONLY)
No Will appointments during LA
Legal assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. If you are deploying, we will attempt to accommodate you outside of these hours.

For those seeking wills, please schedule an appointment by contacting your local legal office. 

Will clinics Tuesdays/Thursdays, one day wills

**Worksheet required for active duty and retirees in advance of predrafting  Active Duty by Appointment, 9:30-11:30 a.m. every 1st, 3rd, 4th Fridays of the month, same day execution  Retiree Wills, 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., every 2nd Friday of the month, same day execution

Before your appointment, please visit:
and complete the online legal worksheet.

Powers of Attorney
The Legal Office can prepare general and special powers of attorney to include advanced medical directives,  and medical powers of attorney.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston 
Monday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Notary Services
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Wed
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Friday
tabVictim/Witness Assistance Program 
The Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP), is a Commander-directed program that is supported by the Staff Judge Advocate Office. The VWAP Program provides guidance for the treatment of victims and witnesses of crime under the UCMJ. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the Program ensures that victims and witnesses receive the information and assistance they deserve.

Please call you local legal office to schedule an appointment with our VWAP coordinator.
The Legal Office processes claims both for and against the Air Force arising out of incidents occurring at Joint Base San Antonio locations. To file a claim, please contact your local office.

Claims Documents:
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Instructions for Filing Claims 
SF 95 Claims Fillable Form
Print out the claims packet; instructions and form
Personal Claims Information
Call for information

Household Goods Issues:
Air Force Personnel, please contact the Air Force Claims Service Center at 1-877-754-1212, or visit

Army Personnel, please call (210) 221-2161.
tabMilitary Justice 
The Legal Office provides legal advice on a full range of disciplinary matters to the wing commander, as well as to subordinate units and partner commands under the worldwide mission. We enable commanders to uphold good order and discipline through the efficient and equitable administration of military justice, ranging from administrative actions to general courts-martial.

The Area Defense Counsel provides individual Air Force members independent legal representation. Airmen facing adverse administrative actions or who are suspected of committing an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice can receive confidential legal advice outside of their chain of command.

Air Force members can schedule an appointment by calling JBSA-Fort Sam Houston ADC at (210) 221-9679; JBSA-Lackland ADC at (210) 671-2924; and JBSA-Randolph ADC at (210) 652-2274.

Army members can schedule an appointment by calling Trial Defense Services at (210) 295-9742.

Marine and Navy Members can speak to a Legal Defense representative by calling Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christie (361) 961-3659 or (361) 961-3765.
tabTax Clinic 
The Legal Office operates a free tax clinic from early January to mid-April, preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for eligible persons. Assistance is provided by appointment only Monday through Friday.
Phone:  210-295-1040
Location: 2414 Stanley Rd (Bldg 131)
                  San Antonio TX 78234

To schedule an appointment, please call your local legal office. To schedule an appointment at BAMC, please call (210) 916-1040.

The Lackland VITA Tax Center and Tax Lab is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  It is open on Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m.  

Appointments are available for E-1 through E-5 and O-1 and O-2 and their dependents.  We also offer appointments for dependents of deployed members regardless of rank.  At an appointment, a volunteer will help prepare your taxes for you.  To make an appointment, call 671-1001.

For those not qualified for appointments, we have opened the Tax Lab. Staffed by a volunteer tax preparer, members, retirees and dependents can come prepare their own taxes with help.  It is first come, first serve. 

The tax clinic is run by volunteers who receive training by IRS personnel.

Documentation needed to complete Tax Return:
-Military Identification Card
-Social Security Cards for Taxpayer, Spouse, and Dependents
-Last year's Federal Tax Return
-All W-2, 1099-MISC, 1099-R, 1099-INT, SSA-1099, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1098, 1098-T
-December LES
-HUD-1 for homes purchased in 2011
-Real Estate Tax Receipts
-New or Used Car, Motorcycle, Motor Home, etc purchased in 2011 (Schedule A)
-Out of Pocket Medical Expenses
-Charitable Receipts
-Child Car Expense Receipts
-Education Expense Receipts
-IRA Contribution documentation
-Voided Check or other Account and Routing Number documentation
-Click here for InTake Sheet

Click here to download a list of "What to Bring" to your tax appointment.


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JBSA-Fort Sam Houston/Camp Bullis
(210) 808-0169
502nd Force Support Group
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
502 FSG/JA
2422 Stanley Rd
Fort Sam Houston TX 78234

(210) 671-3362 or 671-3363
502nd Installation Support Group
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
1701 Kenly Ave., Suite 134
Lackland AFB, TX 78236

(210) 652-6781
502nd Security Forces & Logistic Support Group
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
1 Washington Circle Suite 6
Randolph AFB, TX 78148
tabAir Force Legal Assistance Website
Please visit to find information on various legal assistance topics, and provide feedback regarding legal assistance provided to you by the legal staff.
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