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  • OSI leader escorts fallen Vietnam War pilot home

    Over half a century after Col. Ernest De Soto went missing in action during the Vietnam War, his homecoming was led by one of OSI’s top leaders: Col. Benjamin Hatch, OSI’s 6th Field Investigations Region commander.

  • New OSI detachment bolsters Pacific presence

    The Office of Special Investigations has established a new detachment, Office of Procurement Fraud Det. 8, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, which is set to be fully operational by the end 2023.

  • 7th Field Investigations Squadron welcomes new commander

    Lt Col. John F. Rayho took command of the 7th Field Investigations Squadron from Lt Col. Richard N. Derohan during a change of command ceremony July 7. The 7 FIS is an integral part of the Department of the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, serving as a federal law enforcement and

  • Ret. Brig. Gen. Francis Dillon, OSI’s 11th commander, dies at 83

    Retired Brig. Gen. Francis Dillon, who served as the Office of Special Investigation 11th commander, died July 6, 2023, his family confirmed. He was 83. Dillon who served as OSI’s top boss from Feb. 26, 1988 to April 29, 1993, led the organization through the Gulf War and a major reorganization, a

  • OSI commander’s IMA retires after three decades of service

    Col. Douglas Hassebrock, the individual mobilization augmentee (IMA) to the OSI commander, retired after a thirty-year career following a retirement ceremony held in Quantico, Virginia.During the ceremony, Hassebrock was presented with the Legion of Merit for his contributions as IMA to the OSI

  • OSI at 75: OSI and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    In Feb. 1976, the Office of Special Investigations headquarters received notification the command had been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the first time OSI received this award under the designation ‘Office of Special Investigations.’ The AFOUA was established in 1954 for

  • Protecting children online: a military family guide to safe online gaming

    Today’s digital age has brought increasing concerns about children’s safety in the virtual world, particularly for military families who frequently relocate and find that their children often maintain friendships online.Unfortunately, internet predators have found ways to exploit children in online

  • Subject Matter Expert info exchange bolsters Eastern European stability

    OSI joined military police from multiple nations at a Slovak military installation for a historic information exchange event, April 25-26, aimed at enhancing regional stability by sharing best practices among international allies. The event was driven, for the first time, by OSI's ACE initiative.

  • 37 Seconds of Silence

    OSI HQ orchestrated an observance to honor several in the federal law enforcement community who paid the ultimate price, by presenting the Russell-Knox Building Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony May 25, honoring the lives of the Fallen from agencies headquartered at the RKB.

  • OSI makes historic leadership change

    The Office of Special Investigations storied legacy turned the page when it welcomed its new commander, and made history in the process, when Col. Amy S. Bumgarner became the agency’s 20th, and first female, commander at Joint Base Andrews, Md. May 16, 2023.