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  • Honoring our four-legged heroes

    There are two Veterans Day observances. The annual day set aside to honor the people who have ever worn a uniform of our Armed Forces is November 11. The “other” Veterans Day, observed each year on March 13, is National K9 Veterans Day, which honors and commemorates the service and sacrifice of

  • Legendary pro-staffer reflects on 40-year career

    Howard Cary still remembers the aroma of his dad's cooking. Some of Cary’s earliest memories are filled with savory and sweet smells emanating from his family’s on-base kitchen in Del Rio, Texas. Cary was just an eight-year-old military brat back then, yet he recalls it's like it was yesterday.

  • Looking Back: The First Five

    On July 28, 1948, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command transferred two African-Americans into the Office of special Investigations. Two days later they were joined by three more African-Americans from Army CID. These five: John P. Qualles, Andrew T. Johnson, George D. Mosee, William H.

  • Looking Back: No ordinary day

    Sunday, December 8, 1978, was no ordinary day in for the Office of Special Investigations special agents stationed in Isfahan, Iran. Throughout the previous year, tensions across the country had continued to rise between the ruling government and the Islamic fundamentalist religious sect.

  • Retired SA turned hometown sheriff reflects on OSI career

    Ken Furlong was six-years-old and standing outside of his family’s home in Carson City, Nev., when he realized his life’s purpose. In 2003, Furlong became the 26th Sheriff of Carson City, and nearly two decades and six elections later, it remains a job he holds today. Before that, he served two

  • Looking Back: Exercise BRIGHT STAR 82

    Forty years ago, the Office of Special Investigations participated in Exercise BRIGHT STAR 82, marking the first time in OSI’s history that the organization participated in an overseas combined joint exercise. Conducted from Nov. 9-24, 1981, the exercise was a “Rapid Deployment Force” operation

  • The Importance of Insider Threat Awareness

    Each September, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and partners across the federal government, participate in National Insider Threat Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Insider Threat and Cultural Awareness,” encourages promoting awareness and understanding of cultural differences within

  • If you host it…They will come

    The Hawkeye State hosted the (Des Moines) Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa, July 25-31. RAGBRAI, as it’s commonly known, is the longest, largest and oldest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Carlos Vargasgonzalez, 2nd Field

  • LEAP Spotlight: Special Agent Rory Swafford

    “I am a Special Agent in the Office of Special Investigations and a dual language Scholar in the Air Force Language Enabled Airman Program. I began my language learning journey in high school by studying various languages.

  • Dual-hatted investigator pursuing life-long interest

    Since November 2018, Staff Sgt. Ami Malone, has served in a unique position while with the 434th Security Forces Squadron, Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. She operates as a dual role member to the Office of Special Investigations, 1st Field Investigations Region, 10th Field