Fleet News

#BZFriday: JAG Community Members Build Relationships in Key West

JAG Community members visit USGC representatives in Key West, Fla.

From Region Legal Service Office Southeast In late November, Legalman 1st Class Dameon Smith and Lt. John Wilson, from the Naval Air Station Key West staff judge advocate office, proactively arranged a tour of the Coast Guard station in Key West, Fla. to strengthen working relationships. Their guide, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Adrian Hunt, provided a first-class tour of the station. He offered an in-depth explanation of …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Named COMLOG WESTPAC Senior Sailor of the Year

By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific  SINGAPORE – Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) named Legalman (LN) 1st Class Rebecca Duclayan as its senior Sailor of the year during a ceremony Dec. 7. As COMLOG WESTPAC staff legalman and N1 department leading petty officer, Duclayan provides legal and military justice assistance to active duty, …

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#BZFriday: Lt. Bob Liu Supports Largest Overseas Navy Hospital

With only a handful of military treatment facilities with dedicated staff judge advocates (SJAs), there aren’t many judge advocates with medical law experience. Fewer have to deal with the mix of medical law with a layer of foreign national law and a Status of Forces Agreement. Facing a range of issues from medical malpractice, to patient disclosures, to misconduct, the …

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#BZFriday: Pensacola MCRU Employee Reaches 35-Year Milestone

Donna Landry — a longtime member of the Navy JAG community who currently serves as a claims examiner at the Medical Care Recovery Unit (MCRU) in Pensacola, Fla. — recently was acknowledged for reaching her 35th anniversary of federal service. “Ms. Landry has been a valuable part of the MCRU family since coming to us from Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) Central …

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#BZFriday: Southern Seas 2018 Mission

U.S. Navy First Tour Judge Advocate Deploys to Central and South America aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as Staff Judge Advocate for Southern Seas 2018 Mission By Lt. Melissa “Mely” Rodriguez, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic When U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO) and U.S. 4th Fleet sought volunteers to deploy to Central and South America aboard the USS …

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#BZFriday: VLC Program Wins Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On Nov. 2, 2018, the Navy’s ground-breaking Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) program received the American Bar Association’s (ABA) annual Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award in Washington, D.C. The award was accepted by Ms. Charlotte Cluverius, deputy director of the VLC program, along with Cmdr. Claire Huffstetler (VLC, Naval District Washington) and Lt. Paul Wagoner …

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#BZFriday: RLSO Japan Colleague Celebrates 30 Years of Service and Bar Qualification

Ms. Kazumi Takahara at RLSO Japan celebrates 30 years of service.

By Lt. Philip K. Stevens, Region Legal Service Office Japan On Oct. 19, 2018, Capt. Florencio Yuzon (above, left) and Lt. Francesla Sequeira (above, right) attended a celebration honoring Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan’s own Ms. Kazumi Takahara (above, center) for more than 30 years of honorable service with United States Forces Japan (USFJ) and the Japanese Government. Takahara-san, a Japanese master labor …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Participate in Trident Juncture 2018

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs U.S. Navy and Marine judge advocates from STRIKFORNATO, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO (ESG-2), Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, PHIBRON FOUR, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA), as well as other U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commands, are taking part in …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Earns “Spirit of Freedom” Award

LN1 Longshore works onboard Ike.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Earlier this fall, Legalman 1st Class Chardae M. Longshore – a JAG community member who currently serves in the legal department onboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – was selected to be a recipient of the “Spirit of Freedom” Leadership Award. The award is presented each year on or about Oct. 14 – …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Receives Grateful Nation Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On Oct. 10, the Jewish Institute of National Security of America (JINSA) hosted a dinner in Washington, D.C. where JAG community member Lt. Cmdr. Jacob Romelhardt was presented with a Grateful Nation Award. Catherine Herridge, FOX News Chief Intelligence Correspondent, emceed the event. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given the Henry M. “Scoop” …

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