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  • Airman augments special assignment during deployment

    Senior Airman Ramandeep Kaur came to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as a defender originally assigned to the 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. After arriving on station, she was then transferred over to help the Office of Special Investigation Locally Employed Persons Screening Team because of her unique upbringing.
  • PACAF Airman of the Year returns to Hawaii as OSI Wing Commander

    Long before he was the Office of Special Investigations Wing Commander for the Pacific Region, he was a high school student in the Civil Air Patrol, learning what it meant to be part of an organization that is committed to serving America’s communities. There he won the Billy Mitchell Award which gave him an opportunity.
  • Virtual meetings fortify OSI, Brazil partnership

    Due to Hurricane Ida’s impact on New Orleans, La., previously scheduled events in September 2021, were cancelled, including the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, while others were postponed. However, Col. Tara Lunardi, OSI Field Investigations Region 2 Commander, facilitated the virtual re-scheduling with Brazilian Law Enforcement partners, to help pave the way for future in-person visits and broker ways OSI could work closer together, share information, and invest in mutually beneficial training exchanges.
  • SAs adopt Road Warrior mindset for MAJCOM exercise

    Of all the mission skillsets Office of Special Investigations special agents possess, arguably one of the most unique, is providing security for nuclear convoy teams. Nuclear Convoy Support Agents from OSI Field Investigations Region 8 showcased their specialized mettle during the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Road Warrior 2021 (RW21) Exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Aug. 9-20, 2021.
  • OSI HQ welcomes first AF SEAC

    For the first time in its 73-year history, the Office of Special Investigations hosted the most senior enlisted service member, by position, in the United States Armed Forces. SEAC Ramon Colon-Lopez, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited OSI headquarters, Oct. 1, 2021, to learn about OSI capabilities and take part in National Hispanic Heritage Month conversations.
  • OSI ‘surge’ pivotal to historic Afghan evacuation mission

    In the span of 24 hours, Ramstein Air Base, Germany and Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, transformed into the United States two primary evacuation hubs for Operation Allies Refuge, supporting the most expansive humanitarian airlift in the history of the United States. The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) played a critical role in this successful mission execution. OSI facilitated and conducted the screening and processing of more than 60,000 individuals in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, and more than 35,000 in United States Air Force Europe.
  • Chance encounter saves veteran on Austin bridge

    The last thing Office of Special Investigations special agents from the polygraph program expected to find while on a lunch break was someone contemplating suicide. But, that was the reality facing the group, as they were walking across the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, during a break in their annual training while on temporary duty Aug. 16.
  • Caring for the victim speaks volumes in case closure

    A North Carolina man was sentenced Aug. 4, 2021, to 420 months, or 35 years, in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for enticing and sexually abusing a minor. The severity of the sentence, and the egregious nature of the offenses, belies the caring treatment employed by Office of Special Investigations Special Agents, led by SA Raylynn Francois of OSI Detachment 624, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, to gain the trust and confidence of the victim throughout the 13-month investigation.
  • Integrated defense: FHP, 325th SFS and OSI

    Tyndall Air Force Base occupies approximately 29,000 acres between the DuPont Bridge and Mexico Beach, Florida. Eighteen miles of public highway divides the base thus concurrent jurisdiction is shared with state law enforcement agencies. Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff’s office are only two of the many agencies partnering with Tyndall to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those on the installation and those traveling along U.S. Highway 98.
  • Region 2 develops leaders via innovative course creation

    During the past year, the OSI Directorate of Personnel and Manpower collected exit survey feedback from young officers choosing to separate. The feedback revealed a primary reason for leaving OSI is that company grade officers felt unprepared for command. Enter Field Investigations Region 2’s Flight Commander’s Leadership Course (FCLC) to help address this by jumpstarting CGO preparations for future detachment command.
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