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  • Air Force agent dies in motorcycle accident

    Special Agent Michael Thyssen of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was killed in a motorcycle accident in Viterbo, Italy, Saturday. Thyssen, 46, a civilian agent stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, was traveling in Viterbo, North of Rome, at the time of the accident. Thyssen, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, is originally
  • Air Force agents killed in the line of duty in Iraq

    Special Agents Ryan Balmer and Matthew Kuglics of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations were killed in the line of duty in Kirkuk, Iraq, Tuesday. Balmer, 33, a technical sergeant stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Kuglics, 25, a staff sergeant stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, were deployed to Iraq in support of
  • OSI commander wins Sijan award

    The group of small girls surrounded her, wide, dark eyes staring up in awe. The woman could have focused on their old, bedraggled clothes, or the bare feet standing on a dirt floor. But it was the girls' faces that she remembers, shining with elation and gratitude at the gifts they'd received. The offering of simple objects - toys, clothing, basic
  • CPR, AED, cool heads prevail as three Sheppard members save a life

    It happened without warning... No complaint of dizziness, no swooning. No drooping eyelids, or words that slowly trailed off. One moment he was awake and alert; the next found him slumping toward the hardwood floor, unconscious and not breathing. For the next 10 minutes, the life of Special Agent Christopher Laywell hung in the balance. His
  • Captain gets 50 years in sodomy case

    The recent 50-year sentencing of a captain began with an unusual report received by Detachment 309 on the last day of February 2006. An active-duty man, a helicopter mechanic stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., claimed he was drugged and then possibly sexually assaulted by a European male he met at a local bar in Fort Walton Beach. "We took the
  • CSAF awards Purple Heart to Altus AFB OSI agent in Afghanistan

    Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff, presented OSI Special Agent Brent Howell, AFOSI Detachment 422, Altus AFB, Okla., with the Purple Heart during a ceremony, Feb. 2, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Special Agent Howell sustained injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack during a combat patrol in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army
  • Captain sentenced following guilty verdict

    Capt. Devery L. Taylor, 96th Medical Group, was sentenced today after being found guilty Feb. 27 on four counts of forcible sodomy, two counts of attempted sodomy, two counts of kidnapping and one count of unlawful entry. Captain Taylor was sentenced to 50 years confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and dismissal from the U.S. Air
  • United States Air Force top fugitive in custody

    A man suspected of the 1994 murder of his wife and unborn child was taken into custody by the Royal Thai Police at approximately 2:30 p.m. Bangkok time today. A former United States Air Force sergeant assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Saner Wonggoun fled the country in January 1994 when authorities in Marin County, Calif., wanted to
  • Air Force seeks public's help in investigating sexual assault allegations against Eglin officer

    Air Force Captain Devery Lane Taylor was charged with four counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted sodomy and one count of unlawful entry, during an Article 32 hearing here in September. The charges stemmed from allegations by a man who says he met Taylor at a bar in Okaloosa County, Florida. He believes
  • Third-generation agent makes OSI family business

    Donna Pelligrini, daughter of Harold "Dave" Fuller, Jr. and granddaughter of Harold Fuller, graduated as a distinguished graduate and special agent today at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center here, with her father and grandfather participating in the ceremony as the three generations of agents were reunited. Pelligrini, having been in the
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