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  • Confidential informant brings drug offender to justice

    Airman 1st Class Devante King, assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, since 2019, pleaded guilty to four charges, and was subsequently sentenced by a military judge during his court-martial hearing June 14, 2021. King, 23, received 171 days of confinement, reduced to the grade E-1, and given a bad conduct discharge for possessing, introducing to a U.S. military facility, distributing and wrongfully using the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
  • Task Force Crimson reaches its ‘End of Watch’

    Dec. 21, 2015, will always be remembered in the storied history of the Office of Special Investigations, as the date six OSI and Security Forces Airmen made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the Nation. For nearly 20 years, everyone assigned to Task Force Crimson worked to safeguard Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan and the surrounding area. On June 7, 2021, OSI paid special tribute to its Fallen Heroes and all who served at TF Crimson with the official End of Mission announcement.
  • AF Shooting Team makes historic debut

    Four members of the Air Force Shooting Team broke new ground during the 59th Annual Atlantic Fleet and All Navy (East) Rifle and Pistol Championships here May 15-22, 2021. Office of Special Investigations Special Agents Robert Davis and Sean Foster; Lt. Col. Mark Gould from the U.S. Space Force, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Staff Sgt. Christopher DeForge of the 497th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, formed the first Air Force Team to ever compete in rifle at the event.
  • ‘Good Samaritan’ SA earns Vanguard Award

    When someone is called a hero for their actions, they typically turn modest about what they did, usually saying they were simply doing their job, or just did what they had to do given the circumstances. Enter Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Patrick Briggs. What he did above and beyond the call of duty on Sept. 14, 2020, earned the admiration of the Noncommissioned Officers Association, which named him its Air Force Level winner of the 2021 NCOA Vanguard Award.
  • NASCAR honors OSI Fallen Hero, his Gold Star Family

    Among the myriad of remembrances across the Nation Memorial Day weekend, it was a motorsports event, in particular, that resonated for an Office of Special Investigations Gold Star Family. On May 29, at the Jennerstown, Pa., Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, titled the Jennerstown Salutes 150, remembered the Fallen serving our country in war and those currently serving or suffering the effects from war.
  • Benchmark memo signings advance OSI partnerships

    On May 24, 2021, leaders from OSI, Air Force Security Forces (SF) and The Air Force Judge Advocate (JA) General Corps, signed a milestone memorandum at OSI Headquarters here, implementing a fully integrated Criminal Investigation and Prosecution (CIP) capability. A second major signing that day, between OSI and SF, initiated the formation of Joint Base Enforcement Teams (JBETs).
  • 5 month investigation results in 5+ year sentence

    A former Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., colonel, Brian Wade Eddy, 46, was sentenced May 10, 2021, in the Western District of Oklahoma, to 64 months in federal prison after being convicted of accessing, with intent to view, child pornography on his Air Force issued laptop Dec. 1, 2019. The case was the result of an investigation by OSI Det. 114 at Tinker.
  • SA response to traffic accident a Service Before Self moment

    The last thing Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Stephen Moore’s two daughters expected was to witness their father respond to a traffic accident. Fortunately, for those involved in the crash, SA Moore, of Procurement Fraud Detachment 4, Operating Location-B, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., knew what to do, and took charge at the scene.
  • Suicide or Homicide? Exercise prepares response team for deadly scenarios

    While Office of Special Investigations Special Agents hope for the best, they prepare for the worst. The all too real possibility of OSI SAs encountering a crime scene death was the scenario presented to members of OSI Detachment 223, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and others, during a specially devised exercise on base, April 30, 2021.
  • SME exchanges build partnerships with state law enforcement

    Strengthening Partner Engagement is one of the bedrock Office of Special Investigations Strategic Lines of Effort. The value of which was showcased recently in the Lone Star State. Twelve members of the OSI 3rd Field Investigations Squadron, Specialized Surveillance Team, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, participated in advanced driver training hosted by Texas Department of Public Safety State Troopers, Feb. 21-26, 2021.