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Annie McBride is saluted after her son, Air Force Staff Sgt. and Special Agent Chester McBride, is posthumously awarded four medals for his actions and service by Air Force Office of Special Investigations officials during McBride's funeral at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Jan. 2. (Photo courtesy Statesboro Herald.com) 'A true American hero'
A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.McBride, a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide
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On Dec. 23, 2015, Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander, attended the dignified transfer of four OSI Special Agents and two Air National Guard Security Forces members from the 105th Security Forces Squadron. The Fallen Heroes were killed when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated in the midst of the Airmen's patrol. 

AFOSI Commander Attends Dignified Transfer of OSI Fallen Heroes
On Dec. 23, Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander attended the dignified transfer of four OSI Special Agents and two Air National Guard Security Forces members from the 105th Security Forces Squadron.In the morning, on Dec. 23, approximately 200 Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Air Force
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2015
Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, of The Bronx, New York City, N.Y., formerly assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron, Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., has been named an Honorary OSI Special Agent. This hero served alongside our Special Agents at Bagram and represents the Tactical Security Element professionals who have teamed up with OSI on our outside-the-wire missions for the past five-plus years. He is a true Defenders and true teammates, said Brig. Gen. Givens. Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm will also join OSI's Hall of Heroes - a permanent memorial tribute to OSI's Fallen Heroes - located at OSI's Headquarters in Quantico, Va. 
OSI names two Honorary Special Agents
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens announced today that two Air National Guardsmen have been made Honorary Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents.On Dec. 22, the Department of Defense announced the deaths of six Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died
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2015
Default Air Force Logo DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Dec. 21 of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.Among the six fatalities are four OSI Special Agents who died while deployed to the
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2015
A Sig Sauer P290RS, above, and a Glock 43 were two of 10 weapons on display Dec. 10 at Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters to showcase some of the options available to Special Agents who want to carry a privately owned weapon in accordance with new OSI Weapons Program policy guidance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Hastings)  New weapons policy affords viable option
Driven by real world needs, agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are now permitted to carry an approved privately owned weapon and ammunition on duty.The change brings OSI investigators in line with their counterparts at many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies which allow their investigators to carry a
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2015
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Region 8 growth in support of the evolving space mission began in 1984 with an operating location at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and assigned to OSI headquarters. (U.S. Air Force graphic)  Region 8 growth supports evolving space mission
On October 1, 2015, OSI's Region 8 gained three new detachments at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dyess AFB, Texas, and Ellsworth AFB, S.D., as these installations transitioned to align under Air Force Global Strike Command. This growth, along with the recent gains of Det. 207 (Whiteman AFB, Mo.), Det. 219 (Barksdale AFB, La.), and Det. 228 (Minot
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2015
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Richard F. Law's identification card from his Iran tour. (Courtesy photo) OSI stalwart reflects on Iran, career
As Iranian nuclear deal discussions continue to make headlines, the contributing legacy of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents who earlier served in Iran cannot be understated.A permanent AFOSI footprint was activated in Tehran as a resident agency on July 1, 1966. It was re-designated as Detachment 6930 on July 1, 1968. Its third
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Civil settlement reached over testing procedure claims
An environmental testing company headquartered in Dayton, New Jersey, will pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it failed to follow proper EPA methodology during some of its tests, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced Dec. 3Accutest Corp., also known as Accutest Laboratories is an environmental testing laboratory founded in 1956. It provides
0 12/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo Husband, wife given separate prison terms for three fraud schemes
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Shaun Tucker, aka "Shawn Turner," and "Mark Tyler," age 50, of Keymar, Md, to eight years in prison Nov. 20 followed by three years of supervised release in connection with defrauding the United States of more than $30 million in obtaining government contracts, stealing more than $1.6 million in
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Defense contractor president sentenced to prison for bribery conspiracy
Christopher Houston Hensley, 57, of Yukon, Okla., was sentenced Nov. 18 to serve one year and one day in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a public official at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. The announcement was made by Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.The case resulted from an
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2015
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