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  • New Force Development Directorate taking shape

    The Office of Special Investigations took a major step recently in fortifying its Line of Effort 1: “Develop and Sustain an Exceptional Force,” by standing up the first OSI Force Development (FD) Directorate. The newest Directorate establishes OSI’s first full-time Officer Career Field Manager (CFM), previously an additional duty for a senior colonel.
  • Joint training builds partnerships, enhances communication

    Special agents from Washington Criminal Investigation Division Battalion participated in a joint training exercise with Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Directorate of Emergency Services at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Oct. 26, 2021.The training exercise consisted of a staged double homicide scenario on the Army installation, which included both a stabbing and shooting. Fort Meade is home to several joint commands representing all the military services.
  • Joint investigation grounds drones, imprisons smuggler

    Jason Arteaga-Loayza, 30, a former inmate at Fort Dix, N.J., was sentenced, via video conference Sept. 14, 2021, to 43 months in prison and three years of supervised release, for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones, cell phone subscriber identity module (SIM) cards, tobacco, weight-loss supplements, eyeglasses and more into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
  • Airman augments special assignment during deployment

    Senior Airman Ramandeep Kaur came to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as a defender originally assigned to the 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. After arriving on station, she was then transferred over to help the Office of Special Investigation Locally Employed Persons Screening Team because of her unique upbringing.
  • PACAF Airman of the Year returns to Hawaii as OSI Wing Commander

    Long before he was the Office of Special Investigations Wing Commander for the Pacific Region, he was a high school student in the Civil Air Patrol, learning what it meant to be part of an organization that is committed to serving America’s communities. There he won the Billy Mitchell Award which gave him an opportunity.
  • Virtual meetings fortify OSI, Brazil partnership

    Due to Hurricane Ida’s impact on New Orleans, La., previously scheduled events in September 2021, were cancelled, including the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, while others were postponed. However, Col. Tara Lunardi, OSI Field Investigations Region 2 Commander, facilitated the virtual re-scheduling with Brazilian Law Enforcement partners, to help pave the way for future in-person visits and broker ways OSI could work closer together, share information, and invest in mutually beneficial training exchanges.
  • SAs adopt Road Warrior mindset for MAJCOM exercise

    Of all the mission skillsets Office of Special Investigations special agents possess, arguably one of the most unique, is providing security for nuclear convoy teams. Nuclear Convoy Support Agents from OSI Field Investigations Region 8 showcased their specialized mettle during the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Road Warrior 2021 (RW21) Exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Aug. 9-20, 2021.
  • OSI HQ welcomes first AF SEAC

    For the first time in its 73-year history, the Office of Special Investigations hosted the most senior enlisted service member, by position, in the United States Armed Forces. SEAC Ramon Colon-Lopez, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited OSI headquarters, Oct. 1, 2021, to learn about OSI capabilities and take part in National Hispanic Heritage Month conversations.
  • OSI ‘surge’ pivotal to historic Afghan evacuation mission

    In the span of 24 hours, Ramstein Air Base, Germany and Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, transformed into the United States two primary evacuation hubs for Operation Allies Refuge, supporting the most expansive humanitarian airlift in the history of the United States. The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) played a critical role in this successful mission execution. OSI facilitated and conducted the screening and processing of more than 60,000 individuals in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, and more than 35,000 in United States Air Force Europe.
  • Chance encounter saves veteran on Austin bridge

    The last thing Office of Special Investigations special agents from the polygraph program expected to find while on a lunch break was someone contemplating suicide. But, that was the reality facing the group, as they were walking across the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, during a break in their annual training while on temporary duty Aug. 16.