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NLSO EURAFSWA and BUMED Assist Sailor and Family with Living Donor Program

By Lt. Candice Albright with contributions by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Cookson It was the end of my first week at the Naval Legal Service Office in Naples, Italy, when Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Cookson walked in my door.  The day prior, Cookson learned that his father, U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Culinary Specialist Ronald …

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Street Law

U.S. Navy Judge Advocates participate in the Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program with cadets from the Forestville Military Academy.  

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Judge Martin Portrait Ceremony

By Retired Capt. Charles Marshall Ingram The family of retired Navy Capt. James Nello Martin, presented a portrait of him to Sampson County, North Carolina, for permanent display in the Court House. The ceremony will be held in the main court room of the Sampson County Court House, Friday, Feb. 17. Judge Martin earned a B.S. degree in 1941, and …

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Commemorative service honors Dr. King Jr.

By Penny Randall, The Skyline Naval Air Station Meridian Lt. Mishonda Mosley, Region Legal Service Office Southeast, stepped out of her traditional military role to be the guest speaker at Naval Air Station Meridian’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service on Jan. 13. “I’m here today as Mishonda the preacher, and I thank you all for allowing me this …

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Mail Call

Chief Legalman Karyn Sigurdsson hands a piece of mail to Master Chief Air Traffic Controller Kenneth Gentry during a chiefs mess mail call in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

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Book Review: The Golden Thirteen

Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers By Paul Stillwell Book review provided by Lt. Candace Holmes, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington The inevitability of World War II loomed over the United States in the early 1940s. At the same time, our country was also fighting another war: segregation. Unfortunately, this battle permeated the Navy as well. The …

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Navy Tax Centers Open for Tax Preparation

By Dania Bardavid, Office of the Judge Advocate General More than 100 Navy Tax Assistance Centers around the world are now open for business, ready to assist Sailors and their family members with their taxes. Tax Assistance Centers provide Sailors, retirees and their dependent family members, as well as reservists in limited cases, and DoD civilians overseas or deployed with …

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