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  • AFOSI commander: 'Can do' attitude makes agents stand out

    Constantly on the hunt, Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents listen carefully and watch for clues, gathering information that will help them zero in on the insurgents they seek. They're after the improvised explosive device directors, makers and planters, and cell leaders who are directly responsible for base attacks, planning
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations hosts Family Fun Day

    Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations created an interesting as well as thought-provoking open house event on Friday, with one thing in mind ... thanking the OSI families for their support and sacrifices to the command and to the nation.OSI Family Appreciation Day was held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the headquarters building
  • Balad Fallen Airman Memorial adds three warriors

    The names of three Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice were added to the Fallen Airman Memorial here Nov. 4. Special Agents Thomas Crowell, David Wieger and Nathan Schuldheiss died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device Nov. 1. "All three were outstanding role models, exceptional warriors and great American patriots who died in
  • Fallen OSI agents honored

    A memorial service was held here Nov. 4 to honor the lives of three Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Airmen and Soldiers gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the lives of Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Mo.; Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of North
  • Hickam Airman receives Bronze Star with Valor

    The military awarded an Airman its eighth highest honor during a Sept. 13 ceremony at the Aloha Conference Center. Special Agent Gregory Carmack, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was presented The Bronze Star with Valor as his wife, Natalie, son, Joshua, and daughter, Melissa, watched with pride. Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, OSI commander,
  • Agents honor those who served

    Twenty-six point two miles; why would anyone want to run that? The men and women of AFOSI Det 104, headquartered here found a very good reason to do just that as they competed in the eleventh annual United States Air Force Marathon Sept. 15. In mid-August, four agents began talking about running in the marathon which is held in September to
  • OSI: an unclassified look

    Special agents walk among us, trained to track down criminals, perform counterintelligence operations, and seek out threats of terrorism to the world. No, they're not part of a secret spy organization. They are agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. These agents are highly trained and dedicated individuals tasked with the defense
  • Final tributes paid to Airmen killed in Iraq

    Two memorial displays, each with a pair of boots, an inverted rifle, a helmet and a set of dog tags, stood side by side reflecting the camaraderie and teamwork and service of Tech. Sgt. Ryan A. Balmer and Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Kuglics, whose ultimate sacrifices were honored in a ceremony here June 8. The Airmen were killed in action June 5 when
  • 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