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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

MCAS Iwakuni is a mission-ready air station, capable of providing continuous base-operating support for tenant organizations and follow-on U.S. and allied forces during training, combat or contingency (HA/DR) operations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM (LSST) - IWAKUNI

Mission Statement: To provide timely, competent and comprehensive legal support to commanders and personnel of MCAS Iwakuni in order to facilitate mission accomplishment, unit readiness, maintenance of good order and discipline, to protect the rights of the accused and the rights of victims of crime.

The LSST is located in Building 608 adjacent to PMO. LSST - Iwakuni provides the following services to commands and individuals aboard MCAS Iwakuni:

Legal Assistance: This section of the LSST provides a wide range of services to eligible personnel concerning civil legal matters, to include estate planning, family law, consumer law and powers of attorney preparation. Eligibility for services is determined in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and supplemental implementing regulations of the Navy and Marine Corps. Appointments should be made in person at the Legal Assistance Office located in building 608 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional questions, contact DSN 253-5591/0827-79-5591.

Notary Services: Notaries are provided on a walk-in basis only during legal assistance hours. No appointment needed. For additional questions, contact DSN 253-5591/0827-79-5591.

Passport and Immigration: The LSST provides services concerning official and tourist passports, consular report of birth abroad, marriage, immigration and naturalization matters, social security matters, as well as assistance with obtaining social security cards. Eligible personnel are those in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and supplemental implementing regulations of the Navy and Marine Corps. Appointments should be made in person at building 608 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional questions, contact DSN 253-5591/0827-79-5591.

Tax Services: The LSST stands up the Tax Center seasonally and provides free, accurate federal and state income tax preparation; timely electronic and paper income tax filing; and income tax related information for active duty, mobilized reservists, retired U.S. military personnel, government employees and their dependents aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The tax center opens the first part of February and closes at the end of tax season.  It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tax center is closed on holidays. Note, you (1) must have CLIENT INTAKE completed prior to being seen by a tax representative, (2) taxes for the prior three years may be filed, and (3) if you are deployed, you and your spouse have 180 days from the time you leave the deployment area to prepare your tax return. Please visit the Legal Assistance Office, call DSN 253-5591/0827-79-5591.

Victim Legal Counsel: Victims' Legal Counsel provides legal advice, counseling, representation to victims of sexual assault and other crimes and to protect victims' rights at all stages of the military justice process.

Defense Services Organization: If you are a service member and need to consult with a criminal defense attorney about any matter, including; a pending investigation, NJP, charges, notification of separation, or any other matter involving misconduct, please contact the DSO Iwakuni Branch Office (dsoiwakuni@usmc.mil) to schedule an appointment or visit the office during walk in hours (Tuesday and Thursday 1 – 4 p.m.).

Civilian Misconduct: The Civilian Misconduct Office assists the Station Magistrate in conducting fair and impartial administrative hearings of alleged misconduct committed by dependents and members of the civilian component authorized to enter MCAS Iwakuni facilities. Administrative sanctions are awarded as appropriate. Please call DSN 253-5591/0827-79-5591 for assistance and/or visit the link located on the right of this screen for more information.

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The information on this site is for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice from an attorney.
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