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  • AFCLC launches updated culture guide app, introduces new educational course with certificate

    Airmen now have at their fingertips the opportunity to receive credit for learning about another country’s culture while simultaneously meeting the chief of staff of the Air Force’s action order to understand the nation’s strategic competitors. This can be achieved by accessing the latest version of the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Air Force Culture Guide app. The director of the AFCLC, Howard Ward, unveiled version 2.0 of the app to a virtual audience on Oct. 15, 2021, the last day of the 2021 Virtual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium.
  • AU LREC Symposium: SECAF Stresses Necessity of Culture and Language Skills for Building Partner Alliances in Strategic Competition

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall addressed attendees virtually during the Air Force Culture and Language Center and Air University’s Sixth Annual Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Symposium on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, thanking Air and Space professionals for continuing to hone their culture and language skills in the pursuit of building alliances and partner capacity in defense of our nation.
  • Enrollment Extended for Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication – 26 October - 2 November

    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 are offering a Distance Learning Course, Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication, providing the knowledge and skills associated with cross-cultural communication in an applied context.
  • What Happens If You Don’t Speak the Language?

    When Maj. Alex Watkins deployed to Turkey, it may not have been Language Enabled Airman Program-oriented, but she used her specialized skill set in ways that could help her redefine her career path.
  • AFCLC Faculty Profile: Dr. Susan Steen

    For Dr. Susan Steen, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Culture and Region Faculty Chair/Division Chief and Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication, her teaching, administrative work, and research have always been deeply interconnected.
  • Building Better Service with Jessica Carroll

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center Team is equipped with experienced and dedicated individuals who ensure that our Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars, Foreign Area Officers, and other military personnel who utilize our services have everything they need to complete each mission. Team members like FAO Planning Coordinator Jessica Carroll help AFCLC to build and embody the true essence of customer service.
  • Ramstein Airmen LEAP into learning new languages

    The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is beneficial to the U.S. Air Force across worldwide relations and for interoperability. U.S. Air Force personnel describe their experiences and perspective of the volunteer-based program at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Training Partnership Request: A Strategic Method for LEAP and FAO Utilization

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program deliberately develops language enabled, cross-cultural service members across the Air Force and Space Force with working-level foreign language proficiency to better support the application of air and space power through strengthening partnerships and interoperability. One innovative pathway available for advanced LEAP Scholars and Foreign Area Officers to support mission success is AFCLC’s Training Partnership Request.
  • LEAP Scholars Support Annual Central American Air Chiefs Conference

    A team of 10 LEAP Scholars supported the annual Air Chiefs Conference hosted by the 12th Air Force, also known as AFSOUTH, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, through the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Training Partnership Request. This annual conference aims to conduct an event with AFSOUTH leadership and the Air Chiefs and Senior Enlisted Leaders from Central America and the Caribbean. The theme of this year’s conference was "Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic Environment," with emphasis on Humanitarian Assistance Cooperation, Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Joint Operations and Transnational Threats.
  • LEAP: The Critical Link to Mission Success

    Arabic Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Maj. Zachary Ziegler has been an instrumental member of LEAP, providing outstanding support on several Training Partnership Requests, including a major annual military exercise known as African Lion.

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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.