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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, reads the names of his three Airmen that were added to the Fallen Airman Memorial here, Nov. 4. Special Agents Thomas Crowell, David Wieger and Nathan Schuldheiss of AFOSI Expeditionary Detachment 2411 died Nov. 1, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Garcia) Balad Fallen Airman Memorial adds three warriors
The names of three Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice were added to the Fallen Airman Memorial here Nov. 4. Special Agents Thomas Crowell, David Wieger and Nathan Schuldheiss died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device Nov. 1. "All three were outstanding role models, exceptional warriors and great American patriots who died in
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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Turner, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, consoles Master Sgt. April Spiczka, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group Detachment 1 first sergeant, during the memorial service for three fallen Special Agents here, Nov. 4.  Airmen and Soldiers gathered to honor the service and sacrifice of Special Agents Thomas Crowell, David Wieger and Nathan Schuldheiss of Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2411 who died Nov. 1, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. John Sheets) Fallen OSI agents honored
A memorial service was held here Nov. 4 to honor the lives of three Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Airmen and Soldiers gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the lives of Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Mo.; Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of North
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Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, presents the  Bronze star with Valor to Special Agent  Gregory A. Carmack for his heroism. Hickam Airman receives Bronze Star with Valor
The military awarded an Airman its eighth highest honor during a Sept. 13 ceremony at the Aloha Conference Center. Special Agent Gregory Carmack, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was presented The Bronze Star with Valor as his wife, Natalie, son, Joshua, and daughter, Melissa, watched with pride. Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, OSI commander,
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2007
AF OSI Special Agents Dave Yeager, Carolyn Rocco, Elizabeth Richards and Anthony Parkinson competed as a team in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 15, in memory of seven agents killed in the line of duty. Agents honor those who served
Twenty-six point two miles; why would anyone want to run that? The men and women of AFOSI Det 104, headquartered here found a very good reason to do just that as they competed in the eleventh annual United States Air Force Marathon Sept. 15. In mid-August, four agents began talking about running in the marathon which is held in September to
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2007
Default Air Force Logo OSI: an unclassified look
Special agents walk among us, trained to track down criminals, perform counterintelligence operations, and seek out threats of terrorism to the world. No, they're not part of a secret spy organization. They are agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. These agents are highly trained and dedicated individuals tasked with the defense
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2007
An interpreter for Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2410 grieves during a memorial ceremony June 8 honoring Special Agents Tech. Sgt. Ryan Balmer and Staff Sgt. Matthew Kuglics at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq. The agents were killed in action June 5 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Kristin Ruleau)
Final tributes paid to Airmen killed in Iraq
Two memorial displays, each with a pair of boots, an inverted rifle, a helmet and a set of dog tags, stood side by side reflecting the camaraderie and teamwork and service of Tech. Sgt. Ryan A. Balmer and Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Kuglics, whose ultimate sacrifices were honored in a ceremony here June 8. The Airmen were killed in action June 5 when
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force agent dies in motorcycle accident
Special Agent Michael Thyssen of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was killed in a motorcycle accident in Viterbo, Italy, Saturday. Thyssen, 46, a civilian agent stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, was traveling in Viterbo, North of Rome, at the time of the accident. Thyssen, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, is originally
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force agents killed in the line of duty in Iraq
Special Agents Ryan Balmer and Matthew Kuglics of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations were killed in the line of duty in Kirkuk, Iraq, Tuesday. Balmer, 33, a technical sergeant stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Kuglics, 25, a staff sergeant stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, were deployed to Iraq in support of
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2007
Special Agent Amy Bumgarner, commander of the OSI detachment at Sheppard, takes a call.  Agent Bumgarner recently won the Lance P. Sijan Award, Senior Officer category, for 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) OSI commander wins Sijan award
The group of small girls surrounded her, wide, dark eyes staring up in awe. The woman could have focused on their old, bedraggled clothes, or the bare feet standing on a dirt floor. But it was the girls' faces that she remembers, shining with elation and gratitude at the gifts they'd received. The offering of simple objects - toys, clothing, basic
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2007
82nd Training Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux listens as Senior Airman Christopher Coniglio, flanked by OSI Special Agent Fernando Martinez and Special Agent Frank Mosura, relates the story of how the three men saved the life of another OSI agent at the Levitow Fitness Center April 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) CPR, AED, cool heads prevail as three Sheppard members save a life
It happened without warning... No complaint of dizziness, no swooning. No drooping eyelids, or words that slowly trailed off. One moment he was awake and alert; the next found him slumping toward the hardwood floor, unconscious and not breathing. For the next 10 minutes, the life of Special Agent Christopher Laywell hung in the balance. His
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