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Marine Corps Air Station New River


Marine Corps Air Station New River

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Contact Us
Marine Corps Air Station New River
P.O. Box 21002
Jacksonville, NC 28545-1002 

COMM: (910) 449-6160 DSN: 752 
FAX: (910) 449-6096  

Email SJA Webmaster

     Sections within AS-216 phone numbers:

Legal Assistance                              (910) 449-6169

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (910) 449-6160


Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Maj William D. Ivins III USMC
Staff Judge Advocate
COMM: (910) 449-7156
DSN: 752-7156
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate

COMM:  (910) 449-7167
DSN:  752-7167
Sgt Nirkahelia V. Mendieta USMC
Legal Chief

COMM: (910) 449-7157            
DSN: 752-7157                              
Mr. William Yables Jr.
Paralegal Specialist and 
Installation Victim Witness Liaison Officer

COMM: (910) 449-7159 
   Hours of Operation


   Monday through Friday  


Direction to building AS 216

Direction from the Main Gate:

  1. Head southeast (straight through the Air Station) on Curtis Rd. toward the Station Theater and Chapel.    
  2. Turn right onto Bancroft St. just past the Station Post Office.
  • If you see the Bowling Alley you have just passed the road.
  • The Staff Judge Advocate's Office is the second building from the end next to MAG-26.


  • New Years - January 1
  • M. L. Kings Jr. Birthday - Third Monday in January
  • Presidents Day - Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - 4 July
  • Labor Day - First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day - Second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day - 11 November
  • Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - 25 December

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent agency that protects federal employees from prohibited personnel practices, including whistleblower retaliation and unlawful hiring practices.  OSC also provides an independent, secure channel for disclosing and resolving wrongdoing in federal agencies.

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 provide the right for all covered federal employees to make whistleblower disclosures and to ensure that employees are protected from whistleblower retaliation.  The Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 and OSC’s Reauthorization Act of 2017 further enhanced and reinforced these rights and protections. 

Whistleblowing is defined as the disclosure of information that an employee reasonably believes evidences:  a violation of any law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse authority; a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety; or censorship related to scientific research or analysis.  Employees may make lawful disclosures to anyone, including, for example, management officials, the Inspector General of an agency, and/or OSC.

Encl 1 - Prohibited Personnel Practices
Encl 2 - Whistleblowing
Encl 3 - Your Rights as a Federal Employee
Encl 4 - Whistleblower Retaliation
Encl 5 - Know Your Rights When Reporting Wrongs


The Staff Judge Advocate will provide comprehensive, timely and responsive legal support to the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and all the Marines and other authorized personnel aboard the Air Station.  Commanders will be provided all legal support necessary to effectively and efficiently exercise command and control over their units.  Support to commanders will focus on administrative law, civil law, and ethics to ensure good order, discipline, and a high state of military readiness. 

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

Normal Weekly Events:
(Subject to Change without Notice)

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Legal Assistance Office

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1600

Client Walk-Ins
(Consumer Law, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Military Rights and Benefits, Name Changes, Step-Parent Adoptions, Debt Collection, Crime Victim Assistance, Child Custody, Service Member Civil Relief Act)
Monday 0730 - 1000
Friday 0730-0830

 Powers of Attorney & Notary Services
Monday through Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1545 

Will Brief
Every Friday at 1000
[0945 Check In Time]

Separation and Divorce Brief
Every Tuesday and Thursday @ 0700
at Camp Lejeune Legal Assistance (Building 66)

Unit Briefs available on Request

Civil Processing: 0900-1000, Thurs.