Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington - RLSO NDW

Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington - RLSO NDW Provides prosecution, command services, court reporting, and legal support to Navy commands and legal assistance services to eligible persons in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Operating as usual

10/13/2020
U.S. Navy

We don't look a day over 240🎂🎉 Happy birthday, Shipmates!

Happy 245th Birthday, Shipmates! 🎉

May we all continue to serve with Honor, Courage, and Commitment and uphold the long US Navy tradition of “Victory at Sea.”

Congratulations to LTJG Kinning! Formerly a Senior Chief, LTJG Kinning commissioned yesterday as part of the JAG Corps’ ...
09/17/2020

Congratulations to LTJG Kinning! Formerly a Senior Chief, LTJG Kinning commissioned yesterday as part of the JAG Corps’ In-Service Procurement Program. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the officer-realm, and we can’t wait to watch his career continue!

Congratulations to LT Peglau, LCDR Juhn and LCDR Rowan on their promotions yesterday! All very well deserved!
09/02/2020

Congratulations to LT Peglau, LCDR Juhn and LCDR Rowan on their promotions yesterday! All very well deserved!

Naval Support Activity Washington
06/15/2020

Naval Support Activity Washington

Gate hours at Washington Navy Yard have changed!

6th St. gate will be open on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, N St. gate will support the commute rush hours, as needed.

There are no changes to gate operations at the other fence lines. Questions? Send us a message using the button below!

06/01/2020
Naval Support Activity Washington

Naval Support Activity Washington

⚠️ Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a city-wide curfew for Washington, DC from 11 p.m. tonight (Sunday, May 31) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Monday, June 1).

NSAW strongly encourages our active duty and civilian personnel to avoid areas in which demonstrations are likely to occur. Additionally, military personnel must continue to adhere to DOD guidance on COVID-19 prevention.

Stay safe, DC! Take care of one another.

Navy Lawyers - Student Program | U.S. Navy JAG Corps
05/11/2020
Navy Lawyers - Student Program | U.S. Navy JAG Corps

Navy Lawyers - Student Program | U.S. Navy JAG Corps

The Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps provides solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy...

Please  join us in congratulating  Legalman 2nd Class Joshua Miller on his Meritorious Advancement to Legalman 1st Class...
04/09/2020

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 2nd Class Joshua Miller on his Meritorious Advancement to Legalman 1st Class.

04/01/2020

Due to recent COVID-19 developments, the JAGC has extended the 2L Accession Selection Board Application Deadline to Friday, May 29, 2020. All Structured Interviews should be requested by Friday, May 15. If you encounter circumstances that prevent you from completing the application or Structured Interview by the deadline, please contact the Navy Accessions Office at [email protected].

Naval District Washington (NDW)
03/30/2020
Naval District Washington (NDW)

Naval District Washington (NDW)

Just in: VA Governor issues statewide Stay at Home order
to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.

Please visit the link below to read the memo for additional details.

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

03/30/2020
Naval District Washington (NDW)

Naval District Washington (NDW)

Just in: MD Governor Hogan issues a stay-at-home executive order effective 8:00 p.m. tonight.

See the attached memo for specific details.

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gatherings-FOURTH-AMENDED-3.30.20.pdf

** UPDATED: 27 Mar 20 **
03/30/2020

** UPDATED: 27 Mar 20 **

** UPDATED: 23 Mar 20 **
03/23/2020

** UPDATED: 23 Mar 20 **

MyNavy HR
03/21/2020

MyNavy HR

PCS On Hold? Why You Might Want to Visit Legal Now
Cmdr. John Bauer, Chief of Naval Personnel Legal Office

Sailors waiting out the 60-day hold on Permanent Change of Station moves should consult their local Legal Assistance Office before notifying a landlord of intent to terminate their lease or even if they need to negotiate an extension.

In situations like this, Congress has given military members wide ranging protections under a 2003 law known as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Known as the SCRA, the law’s legal reach protects service members when signing rental agreements or negotiating credit card rates as well as postpones mortgage foreclosure and some civil judicial proceedings for those on active duty in the military.

This is important because once the travel ban is lifted and Sailors are given adjusted transfer dates, there are situations where they could lose some or all of their SCRA lease termination protection if they don’t handle things correctly up front.

For example, Sailors should be aware if they negotiate a lease extension while in receipt of PCS orders -- even if the orders are subsequently modified -- they risk jeopardizing their lease termination protections under the act.

So, if you have received, or are expecting to receive, PCS orders and have not yet terminated your current lease, you should consider waiting until the Navy lifts the stop-movement order and reauthorizes PCS moves. Even once the travel ban is lifted, it may take some time to turn your move back on.

However, if you have already requested an early lease termination under the SCRA, seek immediate from your Legal Assistance Office in contacting your landlord to request a voluntary lease extension.

Any agreement to re-let or extend a lease, however, should be written and signed by both you and your landlord with specific language that protects you from losing SCRA protections.

If your landlord won’t give the extension, it’s not the end of the world, but you may have to relocate on an interim basis.

Under Joint Travel Regulation Section 051904(b), a short-distance move may be authorized when vacating local private-sector housing because of an involuntary tour extension. You could also contact the local transportation office to request the short-distance household goods move allowed in Chapter 5 of the same travel regulations.

For further assistance, call your local Legal Assistance Office to arrange a phone consultation with a legal assistance attorney

Naval District Washington (NDW)
03/20/2020

Naval District Washington (NDW)

Naval District Washington has directed all installations within the region to elevate current Health Protection Condition to Charlie (minus). NDW installations include
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and Naval Support Activity South Potomac. Be sure to follow their pages for installation specific measures.

At this time, Navy installations will not completely lock down a base nor conduct medical screenings at entry control points. The current number of cases in the U.S. and potential exposure during CDC's "sustained community transmission" and current DoD guidance warrant formalizing the increased health protection measures that most people are already implementing, such as continuing strict hygiene (no handshaking, wipe common-use items); social distancing, postponing/cancelling non-essential activities, avoiding large groups of more than 10 people and if exposed, consulting medical personnel and self-isolating per CDC guidelines. These efforts are done to safeguard our ability to continue to defend the homeland.

Examples of actions taken during HPCON C (minus) include:

- Cancel installation sponsored events.
- Reduced personnel at public institutions (essential personnel only).
- Direct telework plans.
- Practice social distancing.

As individuals you should continue to:

- Avoid unnecessary contact with others, such as shaking hands and hugging.
- Avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas known to be experiencing active disease transmission.
- Ensure supplies of food, medication, and other items needed for babies and pets are available to last at least 14 days.
- Prepare for travel restrictions and cancellation of public gatherings, such as school, religious, and other community activities; make alternative arrangements for childcare.
- Observe local guidance on movement restrictions and access requirements for military installations.
- Seek guidance from employers and unit leaders about changes to work practices (e.g., telework) and training events.
- Comply with medical orders for self-isolation or quarantine.
- Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs.

03/19/2020
Naval District Washington (NDW)
03/13/2020

Naval District Washington (NDW)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Naval District Washington installations are in Health Protection Condition Alpha in response to the spread of COVID-19.

To help prevent the potential spread of the virus among visitors to our installations, our security forces are implementing "no-touch" ID checks at all access points onto and within the installations.

Personnel accessing our installations and other entry control points should be prepared to maintain possession of their ID's while the gate guards view or scan them for access verification.

We apologize for any delays in access, or increased traffic, that this may cause. This change in procedures is precautionary to protect the health and safety of all visitors and Navy personnel.

Naval Support Activity Washington Naval Air Station Patuxent River Naval Support Activity Bethesda Naval Support Activity Annapolis Naval Support Activity South Potomac Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
03/11/2020

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to remind the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, that the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.

However, it remains critically important that the federal government continues to strengthen its efforts to protect the Federal workforce and ensure continuity of operations (COOP). OPM is providing additional guidance on COVID-19 to the Federal workforce to supplement our previously issued guidance.

All COVID-19 guidance from OPM to Federal Agencies is located at www.opm.gov/COVID-19.

Agency headquarters-level human resources offices may contact OPM with additional questions or clarifications. Agency field offices should contact their appropriate headquarters level agency human resources office. Individual employees should contact their agency human resources office.

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 2nd Class Adam Crist on his recent selection to Legalman 1st Class.  Pictured ...
03/03/2020

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 2nd Class Adam Crist on his recent selection to Legalman 1st Class.

Pictured (L-R: 1st photo): Captain Robert Passerello and Crist. Pictured (L-R: 2nd photo): Crist and Legalman 1st Class Makaylah French.

03/03/2020
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

I am a mother. I am a warrior. I am a daughter. I am a friend. I am a United States Sailor.

March is Women's History Month. Help us celebrate, recognize and honor the service and strength of our sisters-in-arms.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday
01/22/2020

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

Fantastic to meet with the finalists for the 2019 Outstanding Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. Best of luck this week as they continue on with the competition. Congratulations on your nominations, very well deserved!

Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant (junior grade) Kristen Kakascik on her recent promotion to Lieutenant.
01/14/2020

Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant (junior grade) Kristen Kakascik on her recent promotion to Lieutenant.

RLSO NDW and DSO North held a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the Legalman rating in the United States Navy...
01/14/2020

RLSO NDW and DSO North held a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the Legalman rating in the United States Navy. Happy 48th Birthday, Navy Legalman!

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
01/07/2020

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

‪1/7: Federal offices in the Washington, DC area status: Early Departure 4 hour staggered early release all employees must depart no later than 1:00 PM. www.opm.gov/status

01/05/2020
America's Navy

America's Navy

Some of us actually CAN handle the truth. Our Legalmen have been laying down the law since 1972 when, on this day 48 years ago, the rate was established to stoutly defend our fleet from injustice. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2ZPHxuL. #ForgedByTheSea

12/25/2019
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

From our #USNavy family to yours, Happy Holidays!

Naval Support Activity Washington
12/20/2019

Naval Support Activity Washington

✨UPDATED!✨

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD: Holiday hours

Please see the images for details on modified hours and closures from Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3.

DC Slices will be offsite until Monday, Jan. 6.
White Lotus Sushi will be closed until Monday, Jan. 6.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!

12/20/2019
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

Wherever you are this holiday season, thank you for what you’re doing each and every day for our U.S. Navy. Happy Holidays Shipmates.

US Navy JAG Corps
12/18/2019

US Navy JAG Corps

We are now accepting Spring 2020 Student Program applications! For deadlines and application requirements, please visit https://www.jag.navy.mil/careers.htm.

*Please note we will not be accepting applications for the Direct Appointment Program in Spring 2020. Direct Appointment applicants should check our career website in December 2020 for future opportunities to join the Navy JAG Corps.

Earlier today the RLSO NDW Mill Rinde Association hosted the annual 🎄 Holiday Party.
12/14/2019

Earlier today the RLSO NDW Mill Rinde Association hosted the annual 🎄 Holiday Party.

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 2nd Class Michael Gates on his recent selection to Legalman 1st Class.  Pictur...
11/27/2019

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 2nd Class Michael Gates on his recent selection to Legalman 1st Class.

Pictured (L-R): Lieutenant (junior grade) Willem Peglau, Lieutenant Commander Jessica Ford, Lieutenant Ben Maddox, Gates, Captain Robert Passerello, Legalman 2nd Class Adam Crist, Lieutenant Commander Catherine Chiappetta, Senior Chief Legalman Bonnie Vermillion, and Legalman 1st Class Lucas Mabe.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming years.  Happy Thank...
11/27/2019

May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming years.

Happy Thanksgiving from RLSO NDW and DSO North! 🍁🦃

Naval District Washington (NDW)
11/11/2019

Naval District Washington (NDW)

This Wednesday NDW will host an All Hands event in the Admiral Gooding Center at 1:00 P.M. You can show up to the AGC or check it out live here on Facebook!

🎃 RLSO NDW would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.  🎃Today we hosted our annual “Trick or Treat” event f...
10/31/2019

🎃 RLSO NDW would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. 🎃

Today we hosted our annual “Trick or Treat” event for our staff and their families. Fun times were had by all in attendance.

Congratulations to Lieutenant (junior grade) Kelly Anderson for winning the door decorating contest!!!

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1250 10th Street SE, Ste 1600
Washington D.C., DC
20374-5160

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Welcome to the RLSO NDW's Facebook Fan page sponsored by RLSO NDW. This page is intended to provide updated information and discussion on RLSO NDW and its branch offices. Please visit our official homepage at http://www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services/rlso/rlso_naval_district_washington.htm. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from page without notice. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. - For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don't post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy. For information about Operations Security, contact the Naval OPSEC Support Team at [email protected] The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense. You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content on this page on your own blog, Web site or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy (photo or article byline can be U.S. Navy or MC2 Joe Smith, for example). Thank you for your interest in and support of the men and women of RLSO NDW. For more information visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: https://dodcio.defense.gov/Social-Media/

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Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00

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