Originally Posted by barnettbill
The AF agency was the OSI and yes they are able to make arrests and such off base if USAF property or personnel are involved. They are considered federal agents in such a case.
AFOSI = NCIS; both are investigatory agencies.
AFOSI have both civilian and active duty members. The active duty folks usually don't wear uniforms. I had a bomb loader who worked for me retrain into AFOSI. He was a Staff Sergeant at the time. I used to work closely with AFOSI when I was a First Sergeant and when I was in Kuwait.
I surmise from the article that some Airman from Nellis may have stole USAF property for sale out of the gun shop.