FBI questioning DD about AF (UPDATE IN RED 8/1/2012)
DD graduated from HS in 2011. A classmate of hers joined the AF and was sent to bootcamp in Texas in mid-January of this year.
Today DD received a phone call from the FBI requesting to sit down with her to discuss classmate's "character." She was told the meeting will last from 30-45 minutes and that a local FBI agent will be contacting her to schedule the meeting time and place. The agent who called her would not specify why they were checking classmate's references.
I was under the impression the FBI was a separate entity from the AF. If this is correct, why would FBI want to check references of this young man after he has already passed boot camp? Wouldn't they check references PRIOR to training? Do you have any idea what this may be about?
Thank you to all who took the time to reply to my original post. Yesterday DD was interviewed by an FBI agent who went to her place of work. She said what was weird was that the lobby was full of people, yet when she got out of the elevator, he called out her name and waved at her. How he knew which person was her is a MYSTERY to both of us!
Anyway, they went to the cafeteria and the FBI agent said that DD was recently listed as a "close friend" and they wanted to ask her about the classmate. She said the agent did not know much about the reasons why the classmate was being investigated but he felt it was because of the position in the AF the classmate was being assigned to do.
SO, ladies, you all were right. It was no big deal. DD said it took about 35 minutes and she was fine with it. Thanks again for all your replies. I really appreciate it.