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“As soon as I started speaking, the Spanish-speaking leaders immediately removed their earpieces where interpreters had been translating for them, and I saw the smiles fill the room."
AU's SOS students in the AU Research Elective briefed Mr. Joseph McDade Jr, the SES Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff in HAF/A8, on their work regarding the threat of Generative Adversarial Networks and Deepfakes.

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  • The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s LEADeR data system available on commercial and military networks

    As thousands of service members and Department of Defense employees telework amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Culture and Language Center is making one its site more accessible across all networks.
  • Metacognition, Professional Military Education and AFCLC

    In a peer-reviewed article recently published in Army University Press’ Journal of Military Learning (JML), the Air Force Culture and Language Center professors Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian and Dr. Susan Steen shared their research on metacognition.
  • LEAP Active Duty Application Window Opens 1 May

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) is accepting applications to the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP). Regular Active Duty officer and enlisted members may apply online 1 May thru 15 July 2020 at https://leader.sso.cce.af.mil.
  • AFCLC Remains Innovative and Vigilant Amid Pandemic Concerns

    What began as a course set to take place at the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) at Air University, the Pre-Assignment Acculturation Course (PAC), could quickly have fallen through the cracks as concerns continue to grow about the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ‘Mahalo LEAP’

    If you were to ask the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Director, Mr. Howard Ward what would be one of his top three ingredients to making a great LEAP scholar, one guaranteed answer would be energy and Major Charlynne “Char” McGinnis has plenty of it.
  • "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast features the Language Enabled Airman Program

    A deep dive inside the Language Enabled Airman Program is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Feb. 11, 2020.
  • Speaking Air-Forcefully: Defining “Cage / Re-Cage”

    When you finished getting spun up on gyroscopes and Air Force slang, you probably thought, “This information really re-caged my assumptions!” Actually, unless you’re in the Air Force, especially in the flying business, you are unlikely to use the word “re-cage.” The first time I heard this highly evocative term, it was said enthusiastically and positively. Yet, for me, it immediately conjured a dramatic and negative mental image of a cartoonish Mr. Hyde figure, enraged and bursting from his Victorian suit, top hat dented and cravat askew, shrinking down into his normal, placid Dr. Jekyll self.
  • Language enabled Airmen bridge cultures at OCEAN SKY 19

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron "Grim Reapers" arrived at Gando Air Base Oct. 18, 2019 to support the Spanish-led air-to-air combat training exercise, OCEAN SKY 19. The goal of the training is to enhance combat readiness and improve interoperability among allied air forces.
  • When Busy Schedules Get in the Way

    Finding an educational program with flexibility to wait for an applicant is nearly impossible, according to Capt. Huston Matheus. So imagine his surprise when he discovered the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program would wait for him and his busy schedule?
  • AFCLC’s Bangladesh Expeditionary Culture Field Guide Available Now

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University’s latest Expeditionary Culture Field Guides has been released. This month, Bangladesh has been added to the Center’s growing collection of field guides.
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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.