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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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Staff Judge Advocate: Melissa Fowler, Major, USAF (Active Duty)
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
JAG Recruiting and Interviewing
UCI Inspection Team
Law Office Manager: Vacant
The law office manager provides extensive support to the HQ AFRC/JA Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Notaries and powers of attorney available by appointment only.
Staff Judge Advocate: Cesar Pineiro, Lt Col, USAF (Reserve)
The 482 FW/JA serves as the legal advisor to 482 FW/CC on a variety of legal topics to include:
Adverse Actions (Reserve)
Legal Assistance for reserve members during UTAs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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@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
909 SE 1st Ave.
9301 NW 33rd St.
Doral, FL 33172
Patrick AFB Legal Office
642 O'Malley Rd.
Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Other Legal Assistance Resources in the Miami-Dade Area:
Lawyer Referral Service
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Legal Aid Society (Dade Legal Aid)
AREA DEFENSE COUNSEL
Robins AFB, GA
Active Duty: 478-926-5852