482d Fighter Wing Legal Team

The 482d Fighter Wing Legal Team is committed to enabling the 482d Fighter Wing to answer our nation's call through air, land, and sea by providing world class legal advice.

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Legal Team

Staff Judge Advocate: David R. Groendyk, Major, USAF (Active Duty)
786-415-7063

The Staff Judge Advocate for HQ AFRC/JA OL-H SJA is assigned to HQ AFRC/JA but located at Homestead. The SJA, by special AFRC charter, serves as the legal advisor to the 482 FW/CC on the following mission priorities (listed in order of importance):

Civilian Employment/Labor Law
Environmental Law/Real Property Issues
Contracts
JAG Recruiting and Interviewing
UCI Inspection Team
Investigations

Staff Judge Advocate: Jeremiah R. Blocker, Major, USAF (Reserve)
786-415-7316
The 482 FW/JA serves as the legal advisor to 482 FW/CC on a variety of legal topics to include:

Military Justice
Adverse Actions (Reserve)
Ethics
Legal Assistance for reserve members during UTAs.

Law Office Manager: Ms. Bobbie Garrison
786-415-7063

The law office manager provides extensive support to the HQ AFRC/JA Office of the Staff Advocate.  Notaries and powers of attorney available by appointment only.

Legal Assistance

The Air Force Legal Assistance Website offers legal assistance on a variety of legal topics. Please visit: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/.

Legal Assistance services* are offered to eligible beneficiaries in the following priority order:

1. Air Reserve Technicians and Traditional Reservists assigned to 482 FW: Wills, routine POAs, and Legal Assistance provided from 1300-1500 on Saturdays of the Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs) only. Visit the legal assistance website above to create your will or POA worksheet and receive a ticket number. Email your last name, ticket number, and phone number to 482fw.ja@us.af.mil, someone will call you to arrange an appointment.

2. Active Duty Air Force assigned to 482 FW: Wills, Powers of Attorney (POAs), Notaries, Legal Assistance by appointment only. Visit the legal assistance website above to create your will or POA worksheet and receive a ticket number. Email your last name, ticket number, and phone number to  482FW.JA.OLH@US.AF.MIL, someone will call you to arrange an appointment.

POAs for deployment or family care plans will be provided outside the UTA by appointment only. Call 786-415-7063 to arrange an appointment outside of the UTA.

3. Retirees: POAs and notaries by appointment only. Call 786-415-7063 (Mon-Fri) or 786-415-7316 (UTAs) to arrange an appointment.

*Please note: The Legal Office is not staffed to provide full-scale legal assistance services. If you are not active duty and require legal assistance beyond the services indicated above, please contact either of the following offices:

U.S. Coast Guard Miami
7th District Legal
Assistance Office
909 SE 1st Ave.
(305) 415-6950

SOUTHCOM/JA
9301 NW 33rd St.
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 437-1304

Patrick AFB Legal Office
45 SW/JA
642 O'Malley Rd.
Patrick AFB, FL 32925
(321) 494-7357

Other Legal Assistance Resources in the Miami-Dade Area:

Lawyer Referral Service
(305) 371-2220

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
(305) 576-0080

Legal Aid Society (Dade Legal Aid)
(305) 579-5733

AREA DEFENSE COUNSEL
Robins AFB, GA

Reservists: 478-327-4911
Active Duty: 478-926-5852