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U.S. Navy Judge Advocates Make their Mark in RIMPAC 2018

From U.S. 3rd Fleet The world’s largest international maritime exercise was recently completed on and around the islands of Hawaii, and U.S. Navy judge advocates played an active, critical role in these operational training events.  The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, began in 1971 with just five participating countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the United …

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Providing Legal Support for the “Carrier in the Desert”

By Eric Harvey, Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Few judge advocates and legalmen get to work in the aviation community, and even fewer have an opportunity to serve as the indispensable legal team for the “Carrier in the Desert.” The staff at Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southwest Branch Office, aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon – led by Lt. Rik Andrews …

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#BZFriday: Victims’ Legal Counsel Serves as Panelist at Italian Jurisprudence Conference

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Lt. Robert McRight, Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Naples, Italy participated in a military justice panel in Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 25, 2018.   The panel, entitled “Magistratura Militare: Nuove Attribuzioni per l’Efficientamento della Giurisdizione,” (translation: Military Judiciary: New Attributions for the Efficiency of the Jurisdiction) featured several Italian military …

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Judge Advocate General of the Navy Nomination

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford, III  Please join me in congratulating Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, on his nomination by the President to be our next Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy, and for his appointment to the grade of vice admiral. Since 2015, Hannink has served with distinction as …

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Female Service Members Speak to NYU Council During Fleet Week

By Chief Petty Officer RJ Stratchko, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic   NEW YORK — For the third year in a row, service members from the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard participated in an event to help provide insight into the experience of being a woman in the military. Members and guests of New York University’s Women’s Initiative listened to officers and senior enlisted …

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RLSO SE Hosts First Ever THRIVE Seminar

By Lt. Donald Cantrell, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) command services staff judge advocates (SJAs) and legalmen gathered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to participate in the first ever Training Handoff Recognizing Issues, Vision, and Ethics (THRIVE) Seminar, April 5-6. RLSO SE command services personnel unable to travel also participated in the event remotely …

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#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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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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JAG Trip Log: Japan, Korea and Guam

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III In June, as part of my statutory oversight duties, I traveled to Japan, Korea, and Guam to meet with local units doing exceptional work in one of the busiest parts of the world. Our personnel in the Asia Pacific Area of Responsibility …

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#BZFriday: RLSO Japan

This week we celebrate the exploits of the exceptional men and women of Region Legal Service Office Japan. BZ to Lt. Cmdr. Peter Ostrom for quick thinking and response in a crisis. On the Fourth of July, his family was attending a BBQ when the house dog escaped and attacked. Ostrom ran toward the sound of screams to find the 130 …

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