Mission: To enable robust spaceport and range capabilities for the Nation by providing professional, full-spectrum legal support to Team Vandenberg’s commanders and Airmen.
Vision: Timely, Accurate, and Complete legal advice and the fair administration of military justice.
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Space Launch Delta 30 (SLD 30/JA), advises commanders at Vandenberg Space Force Base on a wide range of legal issues, including administering the military justice program, as well as the claims program for the installation. Our team of uniformed and civilian attorneys and paralegals also maintains the mission-readiness of Team Vandenberg by operating the legal assistance program. This includes personal legal services with priority for our deploying airmen and guardians. These services include basic wills, advance health care directives, power of attorney instruments, and other initial legal consultations for our active duty service members and their dependents. Additional beneficiaries for free legal services are listed in 10 USC 1044. These beneficiaries may request legal assistance services by appointment on a space-available basis.
Hours & Contact Information:
The legal office is located on the first floor of Building 10577, in Suite C-100.
For all matters, please call 805-605-6200. If our staff is unavailable due to other ongoing legal matters, please leave a message with your name, callback number, and brief message. Our voicemail is monitored Monday through Friday (0845-1700), and a staff member will return or route your call as soon as available.
Please note that we are closed for training Thursday mornings, 0830-1130.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Notary Services & Powers of Attorney:
Notary services & Powers of Attorney are available for active duty members and other eligible legal assistance beneficiaries only. Powers of Attorney & Single-document notary services are offered on a walk-in basis from 0900-1630 daily with minimal wait times. Closing documents notary services must be scheduled in advance due to additional volume and time.
Wills, Advance Health Care Directives, and other Legal Assistance Consultations:
Legal assistance services are offered by appointment only, subject to availability. Deployers will be given first priority for legal assistance appointments. Please leave your name and phone number at 805-605-6200, and we will contact you to schedule the next available appointment.
Legal Assistance Website: Please visit the legal assistance website at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil. Use this website to complete Will, Advance Healthcare Directive, and/or Power of Attorney worksheets, find handouts on legal topics of interest, and fill out the customer satisfaction survey. When filling out an online worksheet, don't forget to write down or print your ticket number, and provide it to the scheduler in advance of your appointment.
Current as of October 14, 2021