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  • Looking Back: Badge Number 1 in Orbit

    On the afternoon of April 4, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  This launch marked the sixth overall orbital mission for the Space Shuttle program and was also the maiden voyage for the Challenger.  Piloting the spacecraft was

  • Women's History Month: OSI’s first female deputy CC shares story

    Marking a full-circle journey, retired Col. Karen A. Esaias, who made history as OSI’s first female deputy commander in 2005, returned as the guest speaker at the second annual OSI Women’s History Month luncheon March 28, 2024, an event celebrating the contributions of women within the Office of

  • Airman receives 'golden opportunity' following act of kindness

    For one Airman, an act of kindness led to a unique recruiting opportunity right out to the pages of a Roald Dahl story. Reminiscent to the story of Willy Wonka, Senior Airman Emily Conaughty was awarded a "golden ticket" by Office of Special Investigations leadership Feb. 13, after she was spotted

  • OSI at 75: The Story of the OSI Emblem

    Organizations of the U.S. Air Force employ heraldic emblems as a means of identification and for esprit de corps. These emblems exist to visually symbolize an organization's history, mission, or function. This practice is prevalent in military forces around the world, and it dates to ancient