Tag Archives: Fleet News

#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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RLSO NW Holds Change of Command

By Lt. j.g. Sarah Trent, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) held its change of command ceremony at the Bangor Plaza aboard Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor, Washington on Aug. 18.  The ceremony was preceded by the RLSO NW Training Symposium, drawing personnel together from its five offices onboard four installations. Capt. Gary Sharp, …

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#BZFriday: Reserve Judge Advocate Earns WSBA Award

Dianne Reardanz (center) accepts WSBA award on behalf of her husband, Reserve judge advocate Capt. Les Readanz.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) named Capt. Les Reardanz – a highly respected member of the Navy Reserve Law Program and a valued colleague in the Navy JAG community – winner of the prestigious APEX 2018 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Government Service. WSBA President William D. Pickett presented the award to Readanz’s …

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