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  • Following a legacy of valor

    In June of 2007, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Ryan Balmer, died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq. His son, Airman Joshua Balmer, 737th Training Group basic military training graduate, followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force.On Sept. 11, Airman Balmer
  • Rookie robotics enthusiast among AF elite

    For someone without prior experience in the field, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Goff has a natural aptitude for robotics – just ask the Air Force. Enter the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Training and Competition, a.k.a., Rise of the Digital Wingman Challenge. His RPA was selected as one of the top 20 projects to compete Air Force-wide.
  • PACIFIC RONIN gives Misawa Det real world test

    For six consecutive days Office of Special Investigations Detachment 623, Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducted 24-hour operations to support exercise war-games with the 35th Fighter Wing, by integrating in Wing operations to ensure the security of Air Force resources and operations. From Aug. 23-28, 2020, Det. 623 participated in Exercise PACIFIC RONIN, a 5th Air Force-wide event throughout Japan involving exercising combat operations from main operating bases.
  • OSI duo takes action on interstate

    Little did Special Agent Robert Davis and Ms. Lieve Cuypers expect to spend his birthday comp day as Good Samaritans. On Aug. 4, 2020, SA Davis, Deputy Associate Director, Office of Special Investigations Warfighter Readiness and Execution, and Ms. Cuypers, OSI Investigations, Collections, Operations Nexus Center Key Spouse, were traveling eastbound on I-64 near Quinton, Va., when they approached a single vehicle accident.
  • PJ leader selected for SES

    The Office of Special Investigations has reached another milestone highlighting the quality of its people. Mr. Terry Phillips, the Executive Director, Office of Special Projects (PJ) and United States Air Force and Space Force Special Access Program Security Director, has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES), making him the first Executive Director of PJ to hold the rank of SES-1.
  • Spectro Scientific settlement pays $1M to AF SBIR program

    The United States entered into a $1 million Settlement Agreement with a global oil and fuel analysis instruments company that was awarded three contracts through the United States Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Spectro Scientific (Spectro) will pay $1,050,957 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act through its participation in the USAF SBIR program based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • CFI course earns national accreditation

    Perseverance has paid off for the Office of Special Investigations Behavioral Sciences Directorate (XB). The OSI CFI Training Course has recently been accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), the national association and accrediting body for a network of more than 850 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).
  • SA trio excels during challenging times

    The ability to adapt and overcome has been an integral part of the Office of Special Investigations since its inception more than 70 years ago. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has put that command flexibility to a lengthy test. For three special agents assigned to Detachment 812, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., it’s meant not only assimilating to the “new normal,” but exceling personally and professionally during it.
  • Rookie special agent a highway hero

    It didn’t take long for first year Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Jonathan Parker to make a positive impact in his local community. As he drove home June 9, from OSI Detachment 405, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., he approached a chemical tanker truck overturned on its side, on Interstate-65 North, near Montgomery, Ala., potentially causing an explosive chemical leak.
  • Despite COVID-19, commissioning still a Taylor family affair

    There are military families – and then there’s the Taylor military family. What makes the Taylors unique centers around dad, retired Air Force Maj. Glenn Taylor, now lead cyber analyst at Office of Special Investigations, 3rd Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Mr. Taylor commissioned his third child, son Jordan, into the Air Force officer corps May 22, 2020. The commissioning took place at Mr. Taylor’s Texas residence with the rest of Jordan’s class via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.