#BZFriday: CARAT Indonesia

By Lt. Peter Yagel, Region Legal Service Office Japan In September, Lt. j.g. Maria Deguzman, Region Legal Service Office Japan, arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia. The U.S. and Indonesian navies came together for the 23rd Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise and skills exchange, Sept. 7-13. Deguzman assisted Lt. Cmdr. …

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Admirable Reserve Officer Promoted to Captain

By Lt. Kaylan Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Navy Reserve Capt. James H. Burns was promoted in a small ceremony at Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE), Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 4, 2017. Capt. Anthony Kalams, the Commanding Officer for Naval Reserve RLSO SE component, presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office. Capt. Patrick Gibbons, commanding officer …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Receives National Image Inc. Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs Legalman 1st Class Evelin Garcia, assigned to Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW), was selected as the naval active-duty recipient of the 2017 National Image Inc., Meritorious Service Award. The award was presented at the 2017 National Image Training Program in September in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Receiving this honor is important to me as …

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Region Legal Service Office Southeast Enjoys “Kings Bay Day”

By Sonar Technician Submarine 2nd Class Kevin J. Chaloux Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) personnel enjoyed the first ever “Kings Bay Day” gathering at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NSB Kings Bay) to learn about base-wide operations, ballistic nuclear submarines, and the assistance provided by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in furtherance of the mission on July …

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#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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