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  • Task Force Black Remembered

    As the U.S. and NATO allies and partners realign mission focus in southern Afghanistan, OSI ends an era. Task Force Black (TFB), also known as Expeditionary Detachment (EDet) 2413, has reached its End of Mission and rolled up its trademark Jolly Roger flag and unit logos. As these symbols are mothballed, we remember them as more than mere signaling cloth. They represented the spirit and tradition of more than a decade of committed war fighting effort, a hard won reputation of intelligence ingenuity and immeasurable battlefield impact.
  • Expanding our mission frontier

    The men and women of the Department of the Air Force consistently represent the nation’s very best in problem solving, innovation, and planning for the future fight. It comes as no surprise that we continue to lead the way with the establishment of the United States Space Force (USSF). In keeping with our pursuit of building the OSI We Need over the past year, the command continues to embrace this innovation in all we do.
  • Important strategic steps by OSI support USAF and USSF

    The establishment of the United States Space Force offers important opportunities for the country, the personnel who will transfer to the new service, and those elements of the Air Force that will support it. The Space Force will receive criminal investigative and counterintelligence support from the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), which is well-postured to serve as an enduring partner of this new service.
  • The weapon system making Air and Space superiority happen

    The Department of the Air Force plays a key role in ensuring national security of the United States and our allies. Air and Space superiority is foundational to Joint and Coalition success, and the Office of Special Investigations is vital to bolstering this foundation and defeating our adversaries.
  • OSI Today - A Strat Comm Plan Multiplier

    When I arrived for duty at Office of Special Investigations headquarters here in July 2015, to tackle the new challenges of being a rookie magazine editor and a website content manager, little did I know I would return to my broadcasting roots. Fast forward to present day and the emergence of OSI Today, the podcast featuring News and Views from around the Office of Special Investigations.
  • 'It's good to grow old in OSI'

    I was a 25-year-old with OSI (Office of Special Investigations) at one time. That was almost 35 years ago. So, how did this old guy survive working with all these young professionals?
  • How good OSI units become GREAT!

    What are the hallmarks of a great OSI team? Accomplish the mission…check. Take care of Airmen…check. We are fortunate that these two priorities are interwoven into the fabric of our Air and Space Forces and our command. Most OSI units are doing both, very well. So then, when you survey all the successful OSI offices, how do you further distinguish between the good and the great? I offer 10 characteristics that set the best OSI units apart from their peers.
  • Organizational Values: Trusting Our People

    Happy New Year OSI Family! We had an amazing 2019, neutralizing our adversaries, strengthening the integrity of our Air Force, and ensuring OSI stays relevant in the fight! As we look into 2020, I am excited to see what we do, to promote the impact we make on the global stage, and to celebrate your accomplishments. Thank you for all you do. I sincerely appreciate you. Here is to an awesome new year!
  • Developing highly resilient Airmen

    Our foundational Line of Effort highlights the absolute necessity to develop an exceptional force. As we sat and discussed priorities and mapped the road to The AFOSI We Need, the health of our personnel remained at the forefront, and you can see it is vital to success in each of the four lines of effort that make up the 2018 Strategic Plan.
  • Strategic communication footprint expanding

    We believe that communicating with all of our audiences, both internal and external, is essential to the success of our mission and in attracting the next generation of talent to our command. In order to humanize our force and make ourselves more relatable to the public, we have increased our social media presence.