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Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps

The term 'JAG Family' has come to represent a sense of unity, common purpose, mutual support, and mutual respect among all the members of our Corps.  Our experiences, perspectives, and accomplishments are instructive and inspirational. This page is dedicated to bringing those stories to everyone.

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JAG Family News   18 Nov 2009 -- Lackland AFB Legal Office Welcomes Its Newest MSgts...

...MSgt Sharon Reeder and MSgt Retonja Jackson

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JAG Family News   18 Nov 2009 -- Wolf Pack Sports Day

Wolf Pack JA members recently volunteered at a sports field day for children from a Gunsan City, ROK orphanage.

Photo 1Photo 1: SrA Shameka Scarborough and SSgt Andrea Simmonds before their team's soccer match
            Photo 2Photo 2: SSgt Andrea Simmonds, Capt Jay Bragga, and SrA Shameka Scarborough get ready for the fire truck tour
           

Photo 1: SrA Shameka Scarborough and SSgt Andrea Simmonds before their team's soccer match

Photo 2: SSgt Andrea Simmonds, Capt Jay Bragga, and SrA Shameka Scarborough get ready for the fire truck tour


JAG Family News   18 Nov 2009 -- Personnel at 35 FW/JA, Misawa AB, Japan Shine Bright Like the Stars

Photo 1Photo 1: :  Mr. Sho Ichisawa celebrates 20 years with the Misawa Air Base Legal Office (35 FW/JA).  Sho is a Host Nation Legal Advisor who works relentlessly to help the office effectively deliver full-spectrum legal services for Armed Forces personnel and operations in Northern Japan.  Thank you to everyone who sent well-wishes and congratulations             Photo 2Photo 2: TSgt Tracy Zeece is recognized as an NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate.  TSgt Zeece, the Misawa Air Base Legal Office NCOIC of Military Justice, represented the 35th Fighter Wing well as she excelled among her peers at the most recent NCOA in Okinawa, Japan            
Photo 3Photo 3: A1C Jason Murphy is selected for promotion to Senior Airman below-the-zone.  A1C Murphy is a rising star in the Misawa Air Base Legal Office; he has impressed 35th Fighter Wing Commanders and First Sergeants with his management of the discharge program during the past year            

Photo 1: : Mr. Sho Ichisawa celebrates 20 years with the Misawa Air Base Legal Office (35 FW/JA). Sho is a Host Nation Legal Advisor who works relentlessly to help the office effectively deliver full-spectrum legal services for Armed Forces personnel and operations in Northern Japan. Thank you to everyone who sent well-wishes and congratulations

Photo 2: TSgt Tracy Zeece is recognized as an NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate. TSgt Zeece, the Misawa Air Base Legal Office NCOIC of Military Justice, represented the 35th Fighter Wing well as she excelled among her peers at the most recent NCOA in Okinawa, Japan

Photo 3: A1C Jason Murphy is selected for promotion to Senior Airman below-the-zone. A1C Murphy is a rising star in the Misawa Air Base Legal Office; he has impressed 35th Fighter Wing Commanders and First Sergeants with his management of the discharge program during the past year


JAG Family News   11 Nov 2009 -- JAG, Brother Recognized at Notre Dame Football Game

Army Capt. Joe Kosek, assistant professor of Army Science for the Notre Dame Army ROTC program and his sister Capt. Wendy Kosek (19 AW/JA) were among alumni recognized during a ceremony at half-time of the Notre Dame, Washington State football game held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Capt. Kosek is currently recovering from injuries sustained while deployed, and holds a bachelor's and law degree from Notre Dame University.

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JAG Family News   11 Nov 2009 -- Ethics as a Weapons System

Capt Mike King briefs local vendors at FOB Salerno, Afghanistan on ethics in US Government contracting. Promoting ethical procurement practices goes a long way in fighting corruption. The briefing was part of a larger program management review conducted at Salerno's Regional Contracting Center on 31 Oct 09.

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JAG Family News   11 Nov 2009 -- DFL Reunion

On 9 Oct 09, the USAFA Department of Law (DFL) hosted 18 former JAGs who, as USAFA faculty members, taught in the mid 1970s to mid 1980s. The guests included Barry Hammill, Kevin Donovan, Joyce Spisak, Bill Henebray, Frank Dodge, Ken Bunge, Rob Schaefer, George Ash, Bob Craig, Marty Jayne, Tom Pillari, Mark Sucher, Mike Donnelly, Pete Harry, Dick Lee, Merrell McIlwain, Kirk Samelson, and Rob Wilson. It was a great event that included these former DFL members attending a few law classes. Additionally, new DFL faculty members engaged the 18 former DFL faculty members on matters ranging from teaching to officership. Huge kudos to Barry Hammill for organizing this reunion.

Photo 1Photo 1: DFL 2009 Reunion attendees pose on the Academy’s Terrazzo for a Reunion Photo.  Pictured from left to right are: Barry Hammill, Kevin Donovan, Joyce Spisak, Bill Henebray, Frank Dodge, Ken Bunge, Rob Schaefer, George Ash, Bob Craig, Marty Jayne, Tom Pillari, Mark Sucher, and Colonel Paul Pirog, current Permanent Professor.            

Photo 1: DFL 2009 Reunion attendees pose on the Academy’s Terrazzo for a Reunion Photo. Pictured from left to right are: Barry Hammill, Kevin Donovan, Joyce Spisak, Bill Henebray, Frank Dodge, Ken Bunge, Rob Schaefer, George Ash, Bob Craig, Marty Jayne, Tom Pillari, Mark Sucher, and Colonel Paul Pirog, current Permanent Professor.


JAG Family News   11 Nov 2009 -- The Joy Dunlap Family Service Award

At KEYSTONE 2009, Lt Gen Rives announced the creation of new JAG Corps Annual Award, the Joy Dunlap Family Service Award. This new award recognizes the JAG Corps family member who, through contributions of his or her time and talents, has made a significant contribution to the strength, health and welfare of the JAG Corps family.

Photo 1Photo 1: Mrs. Dunlap, surprised at the announcement of the award             Photo 2Photo 2: Lt Gen Rives, Mrs. Dunlap, and Tom Hagmaier, first winner of the Dunlap Award            

Photo 1: Mrs. Dunlap, surprised at the announcement of the award

Photo 2: Lt Gen Rives, Mrs. Dunlap, and Tom Hagmaier, first winner of the Dunlap Award


JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- A Wonderful Gift

Maj Tobin Griffeth, assigned to HQ AETC/JA, Randolph AFB, now deployed to CJTF-82 makes a child's day with the gift of a teddy bear.

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JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Kadena's Team JA Celebrates Promotion

Effective 1 October 2009, then-SSgt Gabrielle M. Prebula was promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant. Way to go Gabby; we are so proud of you!

Photo 1Photo 1: TSgt Gabrielle Prebula and her spouse, TSgt Rich Prebula, show off
their new stripes.  NOTE:  TSgt Rich Prebula was promoted to Technical
Sergeant a month earlier on 1 September 2009.  Congrats to both!  
            Photo 2Photo 2: Fellow paralegals, TSgt Melissa Schramm (left) and TSgt Mary Madison
(right) make sure the new stripes stay on.
           
Photo 3Photo 3: SMSgt Shannon Fennell (right), the Kadena Law Office Superintendent,
and TSgt Rich Prebula (left), spouse of TSgt Gabrielle Prebula,            

Photo 1: TSgt Gabrielle Prebula and her spouse, TSgt Rich Prebula, show off their new stripes. NOTE: TSgt Rich Prebula was promoted to Technical Sergeant a month earlier on 1 September 2009. Congrats to both!

Photo 2: Fellow paralegals, TSgt Melissa Schramm (left) and TSgt Mary Madison (right) make sure the new stripes stay on.

Photo 3: SMSgt Shannon Fennell (right), the Kadena Law Office Superintendent, and TSgt Rich Prebula (left), spouse of TSgt Gabrielle Prebula, "tack on" her new stripes.


JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Tyndall JA takes a visit to the 325 FW/2 AMU

...and gets up close and personal with the F-15C Eagle

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JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Proud Parents

Miss Jessalyn Bialke, daughter of Col "Dutch" and Mrs. Kate Bialke, was recently crowned Seoul American High School's Homecoming Queen. Her election is especially remarkable because Col Bialke, United States Forces Korea DSJA, and his family just PCSed to US Army Garrison-Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea this past summer. Jess, a senior, is hoping to secure an appointment to the US Air Force Academy where she would like to pursue a degree in English.

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JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Talon AIB

A T-38 AIB was held at Edwards AFB from late June through early August. AIB team members are pictured in front of the Air Force Flight Test Center Headquarters, from left to right: TSgt Teresa Hodgson, recorder; Maj Tom Ellis, pilot advisor; Maj Scott Sullivan, pilot advisor; Capt Ryan Davis, medical advisor; Maj Gen Curtis Bedke, board president; Lt Col Steve Geringer, legal advisor; TSgt Sean Brown, maintenance advisor; TSgt Alex McCoy, maintenance advisor.

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JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Charleston AFB Law Center Supports Wing Retreat

TSgt John Parker from the Charleston AFB Law Center serves as the guidon bearer for the Wing Retreat Ceremony. TSgt Parker was one of six Law Center members that supported the ceremony.

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JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- Lakenheath Quarterly Kudos

Lakenheath's "Liberty Legal" earns quarterly kudos.

Photo 1Photo 1: (L to R) Capt Jim Lisher, CGO of the quarter, MSgt Collis Stanley, SNCO of the quarter, and A1C Brian Newton, Airman of the quarter            

Photo 1: (L to R) Capt Jim Lisher, CGO of the quarter, MSgt Collis Stanley, SNCO of the quarter, and A1C Brian Newton, Airman of the quarter


JAG Family News   04 Nov 2009 -- AOR Legal Team Honored

Lt Col Natalie Richardson, 380 AEW Staff Judge Advocate, and MSgt Shawn Brooks, 380 AEW Law Office Superintendent, were recently recognized for their superior work to the deployed men and women assigned at 380 AEW. Lt Col Richardson and MSgt Brooks were recognized as Wing Staff Agency Team of the Month for September 2009 and MSgt Brooks was recognized as the Wing Staff Agency SNCO of the Month for September 2009. Pictured is MSgt Brooks accepting his award. Great work JA team!

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