From ensuring families’ well-being before a deployment to providing protection against legal complications, Ramstein paralegals are there to help secure futures.
“It’s always a good idea to have your family prepared for the unexpected,” said Tech Sgt. Holly Bambarger, 86th Airlift Wing assistant NCOIC of general law. “That’s what we are here for, to provide legal assistance so you don’t have to worry about the family if tragedy struck.”
The team of paralegals provides services to military members, Department of Defense civilians and dependants under the 86th AW, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing and associated tenant units. That is more than 50,000 personnel the small team are dedicated to helping.
“This is one of the most challenging yet rewarding careers to have in the Air Force,” said Airman 1st Class John Wallace, 86th AW paralegal. “While it seems there is never enough time in the day to get everything done, knowing we made a difference in someone’s life makes the long hours worthwhile.”
Though it may take some time to schedule an appointment, Bambarger expresses the importance of seeking legal counseling when needed.
“We answer hundreds of phone calls a day,” Bambarger said, “making it all the more important to schedule an appointment with us as soon as there is a problem instead of waiting. It is natural for people to need legal assistance. They may not know what they are entitled to or what their rights are, especially being in a foreign country, but those are the types of problems we help with so you and your loved ones don’t have to figure it out alone.”
For legal assistance, or for more information about joining this group of professionals,
visit the Ramstein Law Center for an interview with the superintendent or call 314-480-6660/5911.