Latest News

  • Enrollment Window Open for Introduction to Culture – 9-15 March

    In response to the Department of Defense and Air Force guidance to provide cultural education and awareness to the enlisted corps, the Community College of the Air Force and the Air Force Culture and Language Center offers a Distance Learning Course, Introduction to Culture, providing the principles of culture in an applied context.
  • Faculty Profile with Dr. Elizabeth Peifer

    Growing up in Selma, Alabama, Elizabeth Peifer’s earliest views of the world included congenial Southern hospitality mixed with the brutal realities of racial injustice. Living in the seat of the nation’s civil rights movement, she witnessed firsthand cultural exchanges that shaped her career.
  • AFCLC Meets NATO AEW&C Force in International Aircrew Cultural Training

    Recently, the Air Force Culture and Language Center faculty worked with the NATO AWACS unit at Geilenkirchen on a course to enhance interoperability across a crew force of 17 nations, which the team calls International Aircrew Cultural Training or INTERACT.
  • AFCLC Faculty Profile: Dr. Patricia Fogarty

    Dr. Patricia Fogarty, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s assistant professor of cross-cultural relations, is a mystery enthusiast. An avid reader and a fan of any good detective television series, it only makes sense that this anthropologist is fascinated by how and why people do what they do.
  • LEAP Scholars Bridge Interpretation Gap in JIATF-S

    In November 2018, the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) International Affairs Division Chief, U.S. Navy Cmdr. John Picco, found his team in dire need of two qualified translators/interpreters.
  • Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) accepting cadet applications

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting cadet applications now until 5 March.
  • Sharing Your Voice: The Reason We Call You Scholars

    We call members of the Language Enabled Airman Program “scholars” for a reason. A scholar is a person dedicated to lifelong learning…for a purpose. That purpose is to serve others by sharing knowledge to turn darkness into light, as expressed by St. Thomas Aquinas.
  • LEAP Scholars Facilitate Virtual Security Cooperation Engagement Initiative

    This past summer and fall, the Air Force’s Southern Surgeon General’s Office conducted three medical VSCEs (Virtual Security Cooperation Engagements) in support of building partnerships across the Western Hemisphere.
  • Zooming Ahead with Distance Learning

    Throughout October 2020, the Air Force Culture and Language Center piloted an unprecedented learning model: virtual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture sessions for Africa instructed by Language Enabled Airman Program scholars, a foreign area officer, and AFCLC faculty via ZoomGov.
  • SECAF Emphasizes Importance of Language and Culture Skills at AFCLC and AU’s Symposium

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett addressed attendees virtually for the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) and Air University’s Fifth Annual Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (AU LREC) Symposium. During her pre-recorded remarks, Barrett thanked Air and Space professionals for continuing to hone their skills to better the Total Force.

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DoD Vision
The Department will have the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

AFCLC Mission
The Air Force Culture and Language Center creates and executes language, region and cultural learning programs for Total Force Airmen, and provides the Service with the subject matter expertise required to institutionalize these efforts.

AFCLC Vision
The Air Force Culture and Language Center will lead the U.S. Air Force in building a cross-culturally competent Total Force to meet the demands of the Service's dynamic global mission.