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Fairchild Air Force Base

Spokane, Washington

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Legal Assistance

Legal Office
1 E. Bong Street
Bldg 2285, Suite 103
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

Phone 509-247-2838
Phone (DSN) 312-657-2838
Fax 509-247-3715
Fax (DSN) 312-657-3715

Mon - Fri – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun – closed
Holidays – closed

Legal Assistance

Legal Services

Military ID card holders are eligible for legal assistance services. Legal assistance for retirees is on a space-available basis by appointment only (one day per month); please call the Legal Assistance Office at 509-247-2838 or 509-247-2839. Air Force lawyers may not represent members in civilian court or civilian business matters, but they can offer legal advice for personal civil matters early and often in order to prevent problems from escalating.

Legal Services are available the following times and days:

Legal assistance (attorney consultation) will be on a walk-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Active Duty Wills (Last Will and Testament) will be prepared, by appointment only, every Wednesday morning. Retiree Wills (Last Will and Testament) will be prepared, by appointment only, every Friday afternoon. Retirees must call on the first duty day of each month in order to schedule an appointment for that month.

The appointments tend to fill up quickly. To schedule a will appointment, please call 509-247-2838 or 509-247-2839. Powers-of-Attorney are available on a walk-in basis daily from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit our website to fill out a Power of Attorney or Will worksheet. The will worksheet must be provided to the legal office before a will appointment may be scheduled.

Household Goods Claims Services

The processing of household good (HHG) claims for Air Force personnel is handled through the Air Force Claims Service Center. The first step is filing a DD Form 1840R (pink form) within 70 days from the date of delivery.
For Full Replacement Value claims, the DD Form 1840R should be filed with the carrier directly, however, the Fairchild Legal Office can assist you with this process. For Full Replacement Value shipments, you have nine months from the DATE OF DELIVERY to file an HHG claim with the carrier. For other types of moving claims, you have two years from the DATE OF DELIVERY to file an HHG claim for Depreciated Value. Failure to file the DD Form 1840R within the required 70 calendar days can result in a loss of ability to recover the full amount of any claim subsequently filed. All Air Force members should go to this website for information on how to file an HHG claim. The website explains how to substantiate a claim, what evidence is necessary, and how to obtain estimates for repair/replacement.

When a claim is ready to be filed, it is filed electronically. In order to file a claim from this website, you must do so from a government computer with a common access card (CAC) reader. If unable to access a government computer, you can call the Air Force Claims Center at 1-877-754-1212 to receive a user name and password. You also may file a claim through the mail by sending your claim, and all required documentation to: FCSC/JAD, 1050 Forrer Blvd, Dayton, OH 45420.

Area Defense Counsel Services (ADC)

The Area Defense Counsel (ADC) at Fairchild AFB is separate from both the Staff Judge Advocate and the base command channels. The ADC provides objective legal defense services to military members facing:

  • Article 15
  • Court martial
  • Forced discharge actions
  • Investigations by security police or the Office of Special Investigations, as well as any other adverse action in which counsel is required or authorized.



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