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  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Remembering OSI’s Own

    Every year, the third Friday in September is recognized in the United States as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. A few individuals have served with OSI who had been prisoners-of-war before joining the command. One was SA Crawford E. Hicks, who served with OSI from 1955 to 1966.

  • Insider Threat defense starts with awareness

    Each September OSI, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the National Insider Threat Task Force, and other federal partners participate in National Insider Threat Awareness Month. This year’s DoD theme is: Critical Thinking for Digital Spaces.

  • Looking Back: Ramstein air show crash

    There were clear blue skies and near perfect weather on Aug. 28, 1988, as approximately 300,000 people gathered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to observe the “Flugtag ‘88” air show. What they witnessed was the deadliest air show crash to date.

  • Looking Back: OSI’s First Senior Enlisted Leader

    In July 1973, Chief Master Sgt. Donald B. Baxter assumed responsibility as the first Senior Enlisted Advisor in Office of Special Investigations history. The position of Senior Enlisted Advisor within OSI was created following a recommendation from the Headquarters Enlisted Council.   

  • SA shares trans-journey to inspire others

    On the surface, Logan Ireland seemed to have a standard childhood. He played sports, made friends and spent his summers outside. But deep down, something didn’t click. Logan was born a female. At 12, he came out as a lesbian to his mother, believing that would explain how he felt.

  • Looking Back: OSI’s first Korean War espionage investigation

    On June 2, 1953, a court-martial hearing began at Taegu Air Base, South Korea. Air Force Staff Sgt. Giuseppe Cascio, was accused of attempting to conspire and sell military secrets to the enemy, the first known case of an American accused of committing espionage during the Korean War.

  • OSI trainers ready senior leaders for threats

    A cadre from OSI Academy, Detachment 1, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., travels to Montross, Va., annually to conduct two days of anti-terrorism training for top leaders across the Department of the Air Force, designed to prepare them for life-threatening situations in their travels.

  • SA Richard Sakakida – OSI Hall of Famer Remembered

    On Sept. 12, 1998, six former OSI members were inducted as the inaugural class of the OSI Hall of Fame, created to recognize those who demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership, which set them apart from others. Among those honorees, was SA Richard M. Sakakida.

  • Honoring Capt. Lee Hitchcock - OSI’s First Fallen Hero

    During National Police Week, the Office of Special Investigations is among the law enforcement agencies nationwide honoring fallen officers. Among the honorees this week is Capt. Lee Hitchcock, the first OSI member killed in action, following an attack in the Pleiku province of South Vietnam.

  • Looking Back: SA rekindles his Vietnam experience

    On March 29, 1973, after more than 11 years of combat operations, the last American combat troops officially departed Vietnam. Charles Ashe, served with OSI in Vietnam between June 1971 and June 1972, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, on the outskirts of Saigon.