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  • AFCLC Faculty Tackles Indo-Pacific Basing with Research Task Force

    Dr. Jessica Jordan, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia), is accelerating learning for Airmen and Guardians by facilitating a two-term research elective to explore military basing in the Indo-Pacific Region from August 2021 until February 2022.
  • AFCLC TV: AFCLC to Feature Programs and Staff on Facebook Live

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center is launching a new program, AFCLC TV, to showcase the Center’s products, innovative teaching and learning strategies, and tactics developed to leverage language and cultural expertise in a global mission for enhancing partner interoperability and adversary understanding beginning in December.
  • LEAP Scholars to Present Live in Special Facebook Group

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Division is launching a new program to showcase the Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars and their highly specialized culture and language training. The program, called “LEAP Live,” will allow LEAP Scholars to deliver course projects live online in the AFCLC LEAP Facebook Group each month beginning on 30 November 21.
  • Going the Extra Mile in Language Learning

    Although new to the Language Enabled Airman Program, Japanese LEAP Scholar Maj. Jacob McCauley is not a newcomer to the realm of language training. Since childhood, he studied to become proficient in both linguist and technical languages.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Tech Sgt. Trymaine Kelley

    “Being a LEAP Scholar is life-changing. Just recently, I re-took the DLPT test, and I got my highest scores ever. Now, not only do I get paid extra to know a language, but I also get to help out the Air Force and support missions I wouldn’t have access to otherwise. I have been to Costa Rica, Mexico City, and Miami on LITEs. I have made lifelong friends on each trip and experienced cultures in a way that wouldn’t be possible without LEAP. I am very happy to be in the program, and I plan to stay in it for the rest of my career," Spanish LEAP Scholar Tech. Sgt. Trymaine Kelley said.
  • AFCLC, Air University’s Sixth Annual LREC Centers around “Great Power of Culture”

    This October, the Air Force Culture and Language Center and Air University hosted the second virtual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium. Scholars and practitioners from across the Department of Defense and the LREC community worldwide came together online to share ideas.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Brian Reed

    “The Language Enabled Airman Program helped reinforce my perspective on just how important it is for United States and Japanese military forces to be able to effectively work together on a strategic, tactical, and operational level,” Japanese LEAP Scholar Capt. Brian Reed said.
  • LEAP Spotlight: LEAP to Space Force with SMSgt. Adrian Gaxiola

    “LEAP gave me skills and experiences I would have never gained within my AFSC. It also allowed me to serve in a PME role while being an intelligence professional. Currently, my role is to teach NCOA to Airmen and Guardians while helping the USSF stand up its first Enlisted PME Center. In the future, I hope to leverage LEAP to help bring international students to attend United States Space Force Enlisted PME courses. Without LEAP, I would not be working for the USSF today," Spanish LEAP Scholar SMSgt. Adrian Gaxiola said.
  • LEAP Scholars Support FAMEX-21

    For the first time, the United States was designated as the “Nation of Honor” for this year’s Mexican Air Defense Trade Show, known as FAMEX. There to commemorate the moment was a team of Spanish-speaking LEAP Scholars, providing language support for the event through the Air Force Language and Culture Center’s Training Partnership Request.
  • 305 Active Duty Officer and Enlisted Airmen and Space Guardians Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    Following a virtual selection board process this summer, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 305 Airmen and Guardians for the Language Enabled Airman Program. The LEAP selection board and AFCLC received 1,175 applications for the 2021 cycle.

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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.