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  • Task force protects servicemembers, taxpayers

    It is no misnomer that servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians are paid by the taxpayers they are protecting. As a matter of fact, the money that funds day-to-day military operations is provided by taxpayers. As military members are protecting the freedom of the individuals back home, they should also be mindful of protecting the money
  • AFOSI aids in investigation of Civil False Claims Act Case

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation agreed to pay the United States $12.5 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims to government agencies in connection with electronic parts the company supplied for use in the manufacture of navigation systems for military airplanes, helicopters, submarines and certain equipment used
  • AFOSI commander pins on brigadier general stars

    Brigadier General Kevin Jacobsen, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, had his stars pinned on by Lt. Gen. Marc E. Rogers, the Inspector General of the Air Force, in a ceremony held June 1, at the community activities center here at Joint Base Andrews, Md.General Rogers addressed the assembled crowd of hundreds of family, friends
  • AFOSI Agents help train Japanese customs agency members

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents from Detachment 623 and Airmen from the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Unit here, trained Hakodate customs inspectors, April 23, on counterterrorism measures to deter potential threats that may pass through Northern Japan's ports and terminals. The customs inspectors are from the
  • AFOSI inducts SES, new executive director

    Brigadier General Dana Simmons, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, hosted an induction ceremony for AFOSI's newest executive director, Mr. Michael Janosov, March 19, in the AFOSI Headquarters rotunda, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Mr. Janosov is AFOSI's fifth executive director. He replaces Mr. Doug Thomas who retired last year.Mr.
  • Former AFOSI commander bids farewell to command

    After 33 years of faithful service, Brig. Gen. Dana A. Simmons, former commander of AFOSI, retired from active duty on a beautiful spring morning in front of family members, good friends and long-time AFOSI co-workers under the relatively new Air Force monument. Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic
  • Colonel Jacobsen assumes leadership of Air Force Office of Special Investigations

    Colonel Kevin Jacobsen officially took command of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington, Md., April 6 in Hangar 3. The ceremony was hosted by the Inspector General of the Air Force, Lt. Gen. Marc E. Rogers.Colonel Jacobsen received the AFOSI guidon from General
  • Airmen watch over Afghan skies

    Airmen in the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron are "looking for trouble," using the MC-12W Liberty to bring tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, to ground commanders in Afghanistan."We bring a unique capability to the fight," said Lt. Col. Rob Weaver, 4th ERS director of operations, deployed from Davis-Monthan
  • AFOSI Det. 631 'polar bears' take plunge, support Special Olympics

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations,  Detachment 631, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, participated in the annual "Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge" for Special Olympics in Anchorage, Dec. 19, 2009.Hordes of onlookers and well-wishers turned out to watch the swimmers brave the icy waters at Goose Lake as the sheganingans unfolded. The
  • Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum, Spice

    The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter.According to AFSOC, the Air Force first became aware of the potential use and abuse of Salvia and Spice by military members