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The Air Force Office of Speical Investigations is recruiting potential special agents. Interested members should contact the local AFOSI Detachment for more information. AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948, at the suggestion of Congress to consolidate investigative activities in the U.S. Air Force. Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington created AFOSI and patterned it after the FBI. He appointed Special Agent Joseph Carroll, an assistant to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, as the first AFOSI commander and charged him with providing independent, unbiased and centrally directed investigations of criminal activity in the Air Force.

AFOSI recruiting
Enlisted Airmen may apply for special-agent duty with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations once they've first served in another career field. Those eligible are Master Sergeants, Technical Sergeants, and Staff Sergeants with fewer than 12 years of military service. Senior Airmen, or Airman 1st Class' must have less than six years of
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Manta forward operating location opens doors to first chapel
The 478th Expeditionary Operations Squadron new chapel opened their doors to deployed members in Manta, Ecuador, Oct. 1. Armed with Bibles in lieu of M-16s, Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff Granger and Senior Airman Mirella Santos, chaplain assistant, comprise the first chapel team responsible for the spiritual well-being of all deployed here. "We have an
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth's newest CCAF graduates
Sixty-five Ellsworth personnel received their Community College of the Air Force Associate degree diplomas during a graduation ceremony held at the Dakota's Club on October 20. CCAF is the largest accredited community college in the United States. To date, 243,000 people have graduated from CCAF with more than 291,000 degrees awarded since its
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFSO 21, FTAC and professional enhancement
The First Term Airman's Center and the Professional Enhancement Center here are using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century to shake up their methods so Airmen can get back to their shops at a faster rate so their role in supporting the global war on terror is expedited. FTAC was previously a 10-day program and now has been cut back to
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Quick cash a quick way to financial pain
It's close to pay-day and the bills are piling up. Creditors are bugging an Airman at work. He can't concentrate on his job because every time the phone rings he cringes, hoping it's not a collection agent. At night he can't sleep. He simply tosses and turns worrying, "What if my unit finds out I can't pay my bills?" There's no escape. Bill
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Ellsworth guards goblins
As the spooks, bats, witches and ghosts prowl Ellsworth's family housing searching for treats and other goodies Tuesday, there will be watchful eyes on the young trick-or-treaters. No, it's not the local hobgoblin stalking little children so he can haul one back to the proverbial witch's oven. And, unfortunately to die-hard Halloween fans, it's not
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2006
Visitors, veterans and family members observe the traveling Vietnam Wall in Pierre Saturday, Sept. 16, after the dedication ceremony. "The Wall" is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial located in Washington, D.C. (Photo by 1st Lt. Carrie L. Kessler) South Dakota honors Vietnam veterans
Sept. 16 marked the third war memorial dedication ceremony in Pierre, S.D., with numerous flybys to include a B-1, three F-16s and three Vietnam-era Huey helicopters, a performance by country music duo Big and Rich, and the unveiling of the South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial. "I thought (the ceremony) was fantastic," said Ray Ollila, Vietnam veteran
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2006
A B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing practices "touch and go" procedures at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Thursday, April 13, 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Angela Ruiz)
'Touch and go'

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2006
Default Air Force Logo Foam test e-mail overflows with perception problems
A B-1 hangar is filled with more suds than a jolly-green-giant-sized keg. There are people standing around with suds up to their eyeballs. People are standing on top of the rafters in the building as foam and bubbles continue to rise.Did a glacier melt in South Dakota? Did some kind of ultra-secret government underground brewery guarded by a pack
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Load crew competition tests best crews in wing
"Crew, Attention! Break," echoes through the hangar April 7, marking the start of the first Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition for 2006. The four-member team springs into action from the attention-like stance held during the pre-competition safety briefing.Participation in this competition is earned through proven performance, and the
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2006
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