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Brigadier General Dana A. Simmons, former Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, retires in a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial located across from the Pentagon April 7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Jung) Former AFOSI commander bids farewell to command
After 33 years of faithful service, Brig. Gen. Dana A. Simmons, former commander of AFOSI, retired from active duty on a beautiful spring morning in front of family members, good friends and long-time AFOSI co-workers under the relatively new Air Force monument. Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic
0 4/07
2010
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- Lieutenant General Marc E. Rodgers, Inspector General of the Air Force, passes  the Air Force Office of Special Investigations guidon to the incoming AFOSI commander, Col. Kevin J. Jacobsen, who assumed command of the field operating agency, April 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Hastings) Colonel Jacobsen assumes leadership of Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Colonel Kevin Jacobsen officially took command of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington, Md., April 6 in Hangar 3. The ceremony was hosted by the Inspector General of the Air Force, Lt. Gen. Marc E. Rogers.Colonel Jacobsen received the AFOSI guidon from General
0 4/06
2010
Lt. Col. Rob Weaver, director of operations of the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron and an MC-12W Liberty pilot, briefs a departing MC-12W aircrew prior to "stepping" to their aircraft for a mission,  Feb. 27, 2010, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The four-person MC-12 aircrews fly the aircraft, a modified King Air 350 commercial plane, designed to augment information gathered by other intelligence-collection capabilities operating in theater, by providing real-time full-motion video and signals information to help military leaders make battlefield decisions.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez/released) Airmen watch over Afghan skies
Airmen in the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron are "looking for trouble," using the MC-12W Liberty to bring tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, to ground commanders in Afghanistan."We bring a unique capability to the fight," said Lt. Col. Rob Weaver, 4th ERS director of operations, deployed from Davis-Monthan
0 3/16
2010
The Frosty Fuzz team, made up of members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 631, dive into Goose Lake. Though the temperature hovered around zero degrees, hundreds of jumpers weren't deterred from taking the plunge into icy Goose Lake. The event raised funds for Special Olympics Alaska. Pictured are (l to r) Special Agents Travis Williamson, Shaun Cassidy,  John Wisocky and Keith King. (Courtesy photo/Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News) AFOSI Det. 631 'polar bears' take plunge, support Special Olympics
Air Force Office of Special Investigations,  Detachment 631, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, participated in the annual "Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge" for Special Olympics in Anchorage, Dec. 19, 2009.Hordes of onlookers and well-wishers turned out to watch the swimmers brave the icy waters at Goose Lake as the sheganingans unfolded. The
0 3/03
2010
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Shield (Color), U.S. Air Force graphic. In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander. Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum, Spice
The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter.According to AFSOC, the Air Force first became aware of the potential use and abuse of Salvia and Spice by military members
0 2/25
2010
Scales of justice Former command chief charged under UCMJ
A former command chief master sergeant for the Air Force Materiel Command here, has been formally charged by Air Force officials with several counts of violating specific articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Chief Master Sergeant William Gurney was charged with seven specifications of violation of Article 92, failure to obey an order
0 2/25
2010
Courtesy photo AFOSI Det. 206 and Las Vegas narcotics unit bust drug house
Often called the "Sin City," Las Vegas lays eight miles southwest of Nellis Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. The base is ringed with bars and other businesses that cater to the base and its Airmen. Some Airmen fall under the spell of the city and find themselves involved in illegal drug activity and need proactive help.That
0 2/24
2010
Air Force officials recently recognized four Airmen with the service's 2009 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. The Sijan award annually recognizes Airmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. (U.S. Air Force graphic) AFOSI Officer named Sijan award winner
Air Force officials have recognized four Airmen with the service's 2009 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award.The Sijan award annually recognizes Airmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities.Special Agent (Capt.) Rachel M. Phillips, who is assigned to Sembach Annex, Germany, is the junior officer category winner. Special Agent
0 2/04
2010
AFOSI Badge and Shield Stay vigilant, keep neighborhood safe
As a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack, the Air Force implemented an antiterrorism program called "Eagle Eyes," which is managed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation. Much like a neighborhood watch program, the Eagle Eyes program is an aggressive Air Force-wide watch program that educates people on observable activities and what to do
0 2/03
2010
615th Contingency Response Wing CRW Airmen brighten Afghan boy's day by fulfilling simple request
Capt. Marian Collins' third deployment to Afghanistan in October became her most rewarding one -- not because of any medal earned or battle fought, but because she reached out to an Afghan youth whose gratitude gave added meaning to her team's mission.Captain Collins, assistant director of operations for the 571st Global Mobility Squadron at Travis
0 11/30
2009
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