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Eagle Eye movie showcases AFOSI character portrayed by actress Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson prepares to fire a M11 pistol under the watchful eye of Special Agent Rachel Ouellette at the firing range at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Ms. Dawson was at the base researching her role as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in the movie 'Eagle Eye.' (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Hastings)

Rosario Dawson prepares to fire a M11 pistol under the watchful eye of Special Agent Rachel Ouellette at the firing range at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Ms. Dawson was at the base researching her role as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in the movie 'Eagle Eye.' (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Hastings)

An Air Force MQ-9A Reaper taxis in preparation for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The MQ-9A's primary mission is a hunter-killer against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

An Air Force MQ-9A Reaper taxis in preparation for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The MQ-9A's primary mission is a hunter-killer against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- Though most of them don't appear on screen, several Air Force special agents played a big role in the newly released movie "Eagle Eye."

"Eagle Eye" is an action/thriller film directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan. The two portray a slacker and a single mother, respectively, both of whom are framed as terrorists. Actress Rosario Dawson portrays Zoe Perez, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent. 

In the movie, Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. 

To prepare for her AFOSI role in the film, Ms. Dawson visited AFOSI Detachment 810 in Los Angeles in Oct. 2007. She spent one-on-one time with Special Agent Sarine Arisdakessian, Special Agent Stephanie Lee, Special Agent Bridget Davis and Special Agent Marjorie Ayers Israel. If you watch the movie closely, you may catch a glimpse of SA Arisdakession, who plays a background part as an assistant partner.

Ms. Dawson also visited AFOSI headquarters at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in Nov. 2007 to talk with selected AFOSI agents and senior leaders about her plans to portray a female AFOSI agent.

During her visit, Ms. Dawson toured AFOSI headquarters, attended a working luncheon where agents helped her with script corrections, visited members from the 33rd Field Investigations Squadron and the 3rd Field Investigation Region. Additionally, she received some combat arms maintenance training, which she uses in the film.

Ms. Dawson also visited the Pentagon, the 1st Helicopter Squadron and attended a private dinner with special agents during her visit to Andrews.

Although the story is not specifically about the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Air Force's participation afforded the opportunity to positively highlight the dedication and professionalism of the AFOSI mission through the character Special Agent Zoe Perez.

In addition to the AFOSI character, the Air Force also featured the following aircraft in the film: The C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, F-16 Fighting Falcon, C-130 Hercules and an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter.

Aerial filming included a UH-1N Huey landing at the Pentagon and the filming of the MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle on location at Creech AFB, Nev. The Air Force also provided Airmen as extras in several military-related scenes in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

"Eagle Eye" is the third blockbuster movie the Air Force has supported recently and comes on the heels of the blockbusters "Iron Man" and "Transformers."

Air Force officials said they will continue to take advantage of opportunities to build awareness and inform the American public about the Air Force through movies when the characters and Airmen portrayed reflect our core values.

For more information on how to become an AFOSI agent, contact AFOSI Detachment 801 at 720 847-6602.
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