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  • AFOSI: Finding the truth for Herk Nation

    A controlled perimeter wrapped in fluorescent yellow tape demands curious bystanders stay back from the crime scene. Armed agents circle the tape, while crime scene investigators carefully analyze the scene, tagging, logging and preserving evidence for forensic scientists to analyze later. When thinking of a special agent, some immediately think of the portrayal on television, but in the case of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, there is much more to it.
  • Hall of Fame program enshrines legacy

    Since 1998, as part of its 50th Anniversary Year celebration, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations has revered a select few in its ranks to be forever enshrined in the AFOSI Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership traits in the performance of their duties, setting them apart from others who have served in the agency.
  • A PSO to remember

    This year's 50th Anniversary observance of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first men on the moon, rekindled fond memories of the final Apollo mission for retired AFOSI Special Agents Bill Arnold and Bob Cote. The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 enabled the SAs to conduct a Protective Service Operation (PSO) supporting the families of the Apollo 17 crew.
  • Resiliency, perseverance fuel SA's competitive drive

    When Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent (Master Sgt.) Bill Lickman does his best, he answers to his toughest critic – himself.  The June 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy, Colo., gave SA Lickman another challenge to test his mettle, vying against teams representing the Army, Navy,
  • Mission accomplished in any language

    The global footprint of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations is made possible, in large measure, by the ability of its Special Agents to communicate in a myriad of foreign languages and adapt to their cultural surroundings. An SA’s job is inherently challenging to begin with; language and cultural barriers only add to that challenge. That’s where the AFOSI Language Regional Expertise and Culture Program comes in.
  • SA part of distinguished family marksmanship legacy

    For one talented family, Camp Perry has not only become an annual family destination, but a place where they have created a legacy of their own on the firing lines and across the stage of the famous Camp Perry Hough Theater – a legacy that was years in the making and is far from over. The name “Ohlinger” is well known to regular National Match goers.
  • Guns and cars ensure senior leader readiness

    For the Air Force Office of Special Investigations being a good wingman is a family affair – an Air Force family affair that starts at the top with senior leadership. Four times a year a cadre of Air Force Special Investigations Academy instructors conduct a unique two-day anti-terrorism course called the Senior Leader Security Seminar at Montross, Va., to ensure the safety and survivability of Air Force general officers, Senior Executive Service civilians, senior field grade officers and select senior enlisted advisors who travel in medium to critical threat areas.
  • OSI: Eyes of the Eagle

    Every day there are men and women who wake up, put on their suits, strap on their badges and adorn the title of special agent. Crime and threats to the mission are not confined to the walls of a base, and neither are these special agents from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Their purpose is to protect Air Force personnel, facilities and resources when someone threatens to harm them.
  • OSI Recruiting Roadshow draws prospective agents

    For those old enough to remember, the Uncle Sam ‘I Want You’ poster was instrumental in recruiting young men to join the military. While times and methods have changed, reaching out to replenish the troops is just as important today as it was then. To ensure its enlisted force of special agents is properly manned, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations goes to where the Airmen are via the AFOSI Recruiting Roadshow.
  • PSO: A special job for Special Agents

    For the Special Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations there’s much more to Protective Services Operations than donning their signature sunglasses. PSOs are techniques and procedures designed to protect individuals, called principals, from accidental injury, embarrassment, physical assault or death during a specific event, while traveling or over an extended period.