July 7, 2021
LEGADs Bolstered International Rule of Law During Historic 50th Iteration of BALTOPS
Baltic Sea Operation (BALTOPS) is the largest annual exercise series in the Baltic Sea. Its purpose is to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Forces in defending the Baltic Sea Region. First established in 1972, BALTOPS50 was the 50th iteration and took place June 2-18, 2021. NATO Allies engaged in live training events including air defense, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction and mine countermeasure operations.
July 15, 2020
LEGADs Supporting Law and Order During BALTOPS20
Baltic Sea Operation (BALTOPS) is the largest annual exercise series in the Baltic Sea. Its purpose is to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. First established in 1972, BALTOPS20 was the 49th iteration, taking place June 7-16. NATO Allies participated in live training events including air defense, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction, and mine countermeasure operations.
May 13, 2020
In Fallon, the Unexpected is Expected
No two days are the same for Lt. Timothy Garcia, who leads the bustling Region Legal Service Office Southwest branch office located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev.In fact, Garcia’s role as branch head is just...
July 15, 2018
Providing Legal Support for the “Carrier in the Desert”
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 Regio...
March 23, 2018
Judge Advocate serves on US-French bilateral mission
Lt. Amy C. Zajac, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA), served as staff judge advocate for U.S. military personnel aboard the French Navy Mistral-class LHD Tonnerre (L9014) as it executed a bilateral U.S.-French mission, the first of its kind, in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Gulf of Aden.
Jan. 12, 2018
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay JAGs Flourish Performing Cutting Edge Legal Work
Permanent-party judge advocates are assigned to support Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ("NSGB") for 18-to-30 month tours. Navy and Marine Corps judge advocates who do so trace a history of over a hal...
Feb. 18, 2014
Navy Lawyer Expands Horizons at Sea Practicing Operational Law
From leaving the turmoil of a war-torn nation following the break-up of the Soviet Union, to now teaching thousands of Navy and Marine Corps operators in the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) the law of armed conflict, Lt. Givi Tibaneli, a Navy judge advocate, is on an eight-month deployment practicing a unique and specialized form of his profession.