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  • Husband, father, hero: Hundreds in Easton honor Airman killed in Afghanistan

    Hero is a word overused in modern society, said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Keith Givens.Givens, commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was in Easton Jan. 8 to help say goodbye to one of his agents, Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub.Taub, killed Dec. 21 while serving in Afghanistan, was remembered during a memorial service at St. John's
  • Law enforcement brethren aid families of Fallen Heroes

    In a show of solidarity and support, the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association Foundation, through the engagement of the Coast Guard Investigative Service, made financial contributions to the families of the four Air Force Office of Special Investigations Airmen killed in the suicide bomber attack near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Dec.
  • OSI eulogizes Fallen Heroes from its 'darkest day'

    More than 650 people overflowed the United States Marine Memorial Chapel here Jan. 7 to mourn the loss and remember the lives of the six Airmen killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Dec. 21.The four Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents and two Security Forces defenders were fatally wounded when their
  • Remember those who gave their lives

    As we look ahead to a new year we inevitably think about the one that just passed. There's good and bad in those reflections and always hope and plans for a better year ahead.What we must not forget when we look at our lives is that nothing we enjoy is possible without liberty and freedom. It allows us to dream, achieve and certainly to disagree,
  • 'A true American hero'

    A river of emotion flowed through Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday as one of Statesboro's own hometown heroes, Special Agent Staff Sgt. Chester JaMicheal McBride III, was lain to rest.McBride, a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide
  • AFOSI Commander Attends Dignified Transfer of OSI Fallen Heroes

    On Dec. 23, Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander attended the dignified transfer of four OSI Special Agents and two Air National Guard Security Forces members from the 105th Security Forces Squadron.In the morning, on Dec. 23, approximately 200 Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Air Force
  • OSI names two Honorary Special Agents

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens announced today that two Air National Guardsmen have been made Honorary Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents.On Dec. 22, the Department of Defense announced the deaths of six Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died
  • DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six Airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Dec. 21 of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.Among the six fatalities are four OSI Special Agents who died while deployed to the
  • New weapons policy affords viable option

    Driven by real world needs, agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are now permitted to carry an approved privately owned weapon and ammunition on duty.The change brings OSI investigators in line with their counterparts at many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies which allow their investigators to carry a
  • Region 8 growth supports evolving space mission

    On October 1, 2015, OSI's Region 8 gained three new detachments at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dyess AFB, Texas, and Ellsworth AFB, S.D., as these installations transitioned to align under Air Force Global Strike Command. This growth, along with the recent gains of Det. 207 (Whiteman AFB, Mo.), Det. 219 (Barksdale AFB, La.), and Det. 228 (Minot
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