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Fact Sheets
FACTSHEET | Feb. 20, 2024

Staff Judge Advocate (Legal Office)


Our mission is to support preparation of combat aviation forces by providing full spectrum legal services; ensure the highest caliber of deployable Airmen by promoting legal readiness and discipline; and protect resources enabling Joint Base Charleston to stage combat forces. 



Office Location: 

Air Base

First Floor, Room 135, Building 16000 - Wing Headquarters 

Weapons Station

Room 105, Building 84 - Naval Support Activity


Mailing Addresses: 

Air Base

102 East Hill Blvd

Charleston Air Force Base, SC 29404

Weapons Station

2316 Red Bank Rd

Goose Creek, SC 29445


Phone number for appointments and general information:

*Note: Customers should maintain and bring ticket numbers with them to scheduled appointments.

Air Base - (843) 963-5502

Weapons Station - (843) 794-7500


Walk-in Hours of Operation: 

Air Base - Notary Services and Powers of Attorney

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weapons Station - All services are by appointment only. 

*Closed on federal holidays and family days*

For inclement weather closure and installation status, please refer to Joint Base Charleston social media.


Legal Assistance: 

To see an attorney or accomplish a will please schedule an appointment. 

(See information below)


Article 137, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) Briefings: 

Accomplished through eLearning. (Found in the Air Force Portal)


Eligible members:

Legal service is available to active duty, retirees and their families; members of the Guard (Title 10 status only); and Reserve members on active duty orders. 



Will preparation is conducted primarily via email and telephone. Clients should call the Air Base Legal Office to request instructions on filling out a will worksheet. Will processing take approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Will signing appointments are at the Air Base are by appointment only, Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

*Short notice deployers have expanded time slots.*

To schedule a will signing appointment at the Weapons Station, contact that office directly. 


Powers of Attorney: 

Air Base - Powers of Attorney are available during walk-in hours.

Weapons Station - Call to schedule an appointment 



Courts-Martial Information

For recent Courts-Martial dates and results, visit The Judge Advocate General's Corps, Air Force Docket/Result of Trial

(For results specific for Joint Base Charleston, select the "Docket" tab for court dates or "Trial Results" tab for the trial outcome then filter cases for "Bases", "Joint Base Charleston" or "Charleston Air Force Base", then select the case.)

For rulings on appeals by the USAF Court of Appeals, see the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

For rulings on Courts Martial appeals of the combined Armed Forces, see the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces  



General legal advice is available during walk-in hours on the Air Base. An appointment is required for the Weapons Station. The U.S. Air Force also maintains a legal assistance website which may be of assistance at Legal assistance attorneys cannot represent in court. Legal assistance is prohibited in the following areas: 

  • Issues involving personal commercial enterprises
  • Criminal issues under the Uniform Code of Military Justice or state/federal criminal law (contact the Area Defense Counsel at (843)963-4416/4415 for assistance)
  • Standards of Conduct Issues
  • Law of Armed Conflict Issues
  • Official matters in which U.S. Air Force has interest or is involved in the final outcome
  • Representation of the client in a court or administrative proceeding

Legal advice is allow on the following subjects: 

Divorce, Separation                                                 Adoption, Child Support, Paternity, Dependent Care

Automobile Purchase, Sale                                     Buying, Selling, Renting, Leases, Landlord, Tenant

Personal finances, Debts, Taxes                             Mobility Requirements

Casualty Affairs                                                       Service Member's Civil Relief Act



The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault and has implemented a comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of prevention, response, and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity, and well-being of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) can be reached at 

Air Base - (843)963-7272

Weapons Station - (843)478-8615

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the following hotlines: 

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-HOPE 



The Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC) is comprised of select attorneys and paralegals whose sole focus is to advise and advocate for service members. The ADC provides confidential, independent legal representation for service members who are facing adverse administrative actions or are suspected of committing an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The Area Defense Counsel falls outside the chain of command for the wing, and therefore retains independence in the representation of service members. 

Eligible members

Active Duty service members


Office Location

Room 119, Building 503


Mailing Address

101 East Hill Blvd. 

Charleston Air Force Base, SC 29404


Phone number for appointments and general information



Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.