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  • 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.
  • Special Agents trek 10 miles to honor veterans

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Christopher Miller comes from a long line of soldiers beginning with the Civil War and including a grandfather who served as a bubble gunner in a B-26 bomber in World War II, five uncles in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and a cousin in Desert Storm.
  • David Wieger a fallen hero

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 303 held a building dedication ceremony November 1, in honor of Special Agent David Wieger. Wieger was a technical services agent at AFOSI Det. 303, Travis Air Force Base, California, from September 2004 until his death November 1, 2007. Wieger was killed in Baghdad when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. The dedication ceremony marks the 10th anniversary of Wieger’s death.
  • Teen inherits piece of his dad

    Anthony Balmer knows how to change his own oil and still loves to listen to music from the '80s. Anthony, who turns 18 on July 14, learned his skills and love for music from his father when he was 7. "I can remember climbing under the car and not knowing what the heck my dad was doing," Anthony said. "Then one day he just started teaching me how to change the oil."
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