The mission of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Fort Liberty Claims Office is to implement the Army Claims Program and dispose of non-contractual claims for and against the United States.
he XVIII Airborne Claims Office will be closed on the following days:
June 16, 2023 - Corps Training Holiday - Closed
June 19, 2023 - Juneteenth Holiday - Closed
July 3, 2023 - Corps Training Holiday - Closed
July 4, 2023 - Independence Day Holiday - Closed
August 25, 2023 - Corps Training Holiday - Closed
September 1, 2023 - Corps Training Holiday - Closed
September 4, 2023 - Labor Day Holiday - Closed
The office is closed on Federal and XVIII Airborne Corps training holidays. We also close periodically for training obligations.
CLAIMS Hours of Operations:
Monday - Thursday 0900-1600
Friday - 0900-1400
Closed for lunch 1200-1300
** This office is closed on Federal and XVIII Airborne Corps Training Holidays. We also close periodically for training obligations **
Claims for property damage and/or personal injury or wrongful death caused by the negligence of a government employee acting within the scope of employment are payable under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or the Military Claims Act (MCA). A claim must be presented to the Army or other appropriate federal agency within 2 years from the date of the incident. By federal law, the claims office has six months from the date the claim is properly presented to take action on the claim. You can print the Tort Claim Packet by clicking on the link below.
This section receives, investigates, and settles claims filed against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 USC 2671-2680) and the Military Claims Act (10 USC 2733) by individuals who suffered a loss or damage as a result of a government employee's negligent act while in he scope of his employment with the U.S. Government. See AR 27-20, Chapter 4, for further information on the Federal Tort Claims Act and Chapter 3 for further information on the Military Claims Act.
ATTENTION ALL FORT LIBERTY MILITARY LEADERS: IN THE EVENT ONE OF YOUR SOLDIERS, WHILE OPERATING A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE, IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A NON-GOVERNMENT VEHICLE, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY FILL OUT THE "INCIDENT REPORT" AND FAX TO THE CLAIMS OFFICE, OSJA, XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS @ 910-643-3977 (ATTN: TORT SECTION).