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  • Remains of airman missing for 40 years are found, foul play suspected

    Forty years ago an airman assigned to K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Mich., disappeared without a trace and subsequent investigations into his whereabouts turned up no clues. In 2017, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Charles Pipkins of the Cold Case Team opened the case file and began retracing the steps of Sgt. Donald C. Rexroth in the days before his disappearance.
  • AFOSI Det 340 part of joint agency bust of historical TRICARE scam

    On Sept. 30, 2019, Military.com reported on the investigation of the biggest TRICARE scam in history. The Air Force Office of Investigations, Office of Special Projects supported this investigation.
  • Aerospace and defense contractor to repay $2.6M

    Arkwin Industries, Inc., a Westbury, New York-based corporation, has agreed to pay a $2.6 million settlement to the United States, after self-disclosing its overbilling of the government and its prime contractors. The United States Attorney’s Office, with the support of DCIS and AFOSI, independently investigated the nature and extent of the overbilling, including whether the overbilling had been intentional or accidental.
  • Region 6 info sharing furthers relations with Samoan LE partners

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Field Investigations Region 6 Special Missions Branch conducted a Law Enforcement Investigative Skills Exchange with law enforcement counterparts in Apia, Samoa, Aug. 20-22, 2019. The Subject Matter Expert Exchanges foster relationships with host nation law enforcement and boost information sharing. Attendees from the Samoan Ministry of Police included 20 specialists from their Forensics, Criminal Investigations and Traffic Divisions.
  • Special agents protect Airmen from threats

    Maintaining good order and discipline on an installation is an honorable task. But, for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, it's their duty. Mark Borcina, AFOSI Detachment 807 special agent in charge, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., said OSI is the Air Force's investigative arm.
  • Innovative approach increases polygraph efficiency

    Over the years, the administrative data needed to give just one polygraph examination had increased to the point it became cumbersome, time intensive and often led to delays in processing Air Force Office of Special Investigations files. Recognizing this directly hindered conducting polygraph examinations, the AFOSI 2nd Field Investigations Squadron Polygraph Office, Joint Base Andrews, Md., did something innovative about it.
  • Region 6 shares expertise with Indo-Pacific partners

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Field Investigations Region 6 Special Missions Branch completed its inaugural Law Enforcement Investigative Skills Exchange Program (LEISEP) with law enforcement counterparts from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau in Oceania.
  • OSI 'in right place at right time' saves lives

    On July 15, 2019, a group of Burkinabe military forces were attacked with small and heavy arms fire by approximately 20 suspected violent extremist organizations, approximately 165 miles southeast of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2502 team from the 25th EFIS, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, coordinated with Burkinabe security forces to expedite U.S. access to Burkinabe Air Base 511, enabling medical personnel to create a casualty collection point.
  • DoD CI, HUMINT awards showcase OSI excellence

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations earned eight awards out of 18 categories (44 percent) during the Department of Defense Counterintelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Awards competition.
  • Federal contractor pays $435K to resolve False Claims Act exposure

    Silvis Technologies, Inc., a California-based company specializing in wireless communication systems, agreed July 25, 2019, to pay $435,806 to resolve a False Claims Act investigation into the company's cost-based billing on government contracts. AFOSI PF Det. 6, OL-A, Hanscom AFB, Fla., and four fellow federal agencies, conducted the investigation