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Air Force Office of Special Investigations hosts Family Fun Day

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- 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 here. More than 100 family members participated in the event.

The day included venues depicting crime-solving techniques and Air Force war-fighting equipment. Families began their day with a short film presentation and welcoming remarks from Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, OSI commander.

''Our families' support is what makes it easy for us to do our jobs," General Simmons said. ''Without it, it would be impossible for us to provide the kind of support we give to the Air Force and the United States."

''Family Appreciation Day is our way of thanking all members of our OSI family for their support, so we hope to give families an opportunity to have some light-hearted fun for a few hours, as well as let them know how they are appreciated for the sacrifices they are making," said General Simmons.

OSI participants in this year's Family Appreciation Day included a light-armored Suburban vehicle, a weapons display, polygraph machines, computers, infrared equipment, hidden cameras and an interactive crime scene demonstration for kids to solve.

Following the Family Appreciation Day, members and families were invited to attend a family picnic at a local park near Andrews.