Fleet News

#BZFriday: Asakura Disaster Relief

By Lt. Peter Yagel, Region Legal Service Office Japan Last month, Legalman 2nd Class Bridget Lawrence, Legalman 2nd Class Justin Tisdale and Seaman Tomi Waters — along with 95 other members of the Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) community — drove three hours to Asakura, Fukuoka, Japan to help clean up homes damaged by recent mudslides. Led by representatives from the …

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#BZFriday: From Defense to Offense: Representing Navy at the Defender’s Cup

By Allison Ziegler, Defense Service Office Pacific Lt. Rosemarie Lombardi, a judge advocate stationed at Defense Service Office Pacific, Branch Office Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was selected for the U.S. Women’s Armed Forces Soccer Team, which recently competed in the Defender’s Cup in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the first ever all-female team. Lombardi, a native of Colorado, currently works …

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#BZFriday: RLSO SE Selects a Deserving Sailor for Meritorious Advancement

By Lt. Kaylan Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) trial office quickly reported for an unscheduled meeting wherein Legalman 2nd Class Keia Greenwood was promoted to petty officer first class by Capt. Patrick Gibbons, commanding officer of RLSO SE on Aug. 3.  Greenwood was selected for advancement under the Meritorious Advancement Program.   A …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Receives LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The LATINA Style organization honored Chief Legalman Alicia R. Cooper, Naval Legal Service Command, with the LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award at the 14th Annual National LATINA Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15. The award recognizes women from the Department of Defense who have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations through their …

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RLSO NW Partners with USCIS for Naturalization Ceremony During Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

From Region Legal Service Office Northwest Raising your hand to defend a country of which you are not a citizen is truly one of the greatest sacrifices an individual can make. Since October 2001, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has naturalized over 110,000 members of the military. The Legal Assistance Department of Region Legal Service Office Northwest …

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#BZFriday: Military-to-Military Engagement

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs Lt. j.g. Joshua C. Fiveson was the action officer for a military-to-military engagement with Mexican Naval Secretariat (SEMAR) judge advocates and served as the primary liaison between SEMAR, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), and Region Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW), August 21-25.  He escorted the Mexican judge advocates to and from all of their events, helped …

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RLSO EURAFSWA Innovation Challenge

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs This summer, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) held its first Innovation Challenge – a call for innovative proposals to improve the delivery of legal services. The idea for the challenge began after Capt. Keith Gibel, commanding officer of RLSO EURAFSWA, tasked Lt. Cmdr. Caleb Christen, head of the Civil Law Department, …

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DSO West Holds Change of Command

By Ensign Kathleen Spyrnal, Defense Service Office West Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a Change of Command ceremony aboard the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2017. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Commander of Naval Legal Service Command and Deputy Judge Advocate General, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Daniel Cimmino relieved …

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#BZFriday: 2016 Civilians of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year. The recipients were chosen from a community of highly-talented civilians, the selectees’ accomplishments were particularly noteworthy and especially deserving of recognition. OJAG selected Rebecca S. Snyder, Appellate Defense (Code 45), as Senior …

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