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  • LEAP Scholars Keep Communication Channels Open

    A team of 12 service members, 10 of which are Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars, translated 46 pages of Joint Publication 5-0 (Joint Planning) from English into Ukrainian. The publication covers the Joint Planning Process that the U.S. Military is helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine adopt.
  • LEAP Scholar Comes Full Circle on POW/MIA Mission in Vietnam

    Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar and U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Hanh Le first heard of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in 2016 when she was stationed in Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, interning to a three-year National Security Agency Military Electronic Signals Analyst Program.
  • PAC graduates describe the course as “well worth the time.”

    One of our summer PACs included Brig. Gen. Steven Edwards, Col. George Dietrich and Chief Master Sgt. Heriberto Diaz. They each took a moment to look back at the course to discuss how the information and instruction would assist them in moving forward into their new assignments.
  • Developing Cultural Competence in a New Strategic Hot Spot

    During a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said Alaska is a strategic hot spot for defending the United States. To fulfill the challenge of developing cultural competence of the Arctic region in strategic competition, the Air Force Culture and Language Center leans on research analyst Mr. Luis Rojas. Rojas is helping the Air Force Culture and Language Center enhance Airmen’s knowledge and cultural competence of the arctic region through his compilations of research focusing on the Arctic Region.
  • Personal Experience Plus Professional Training Equals Mission Success with LEAP

    In the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program, Airmen with working-level foreign language proficiency are trained to utilize their language skills in professional settings. While language proficiency is important, cultural competence and regional knowledge are equally vital to the success of a mission. Many LEAP Scholars, like Serbo-Croatian LEAP Scholar Tech Sgt. Nikola Bozic, have had the opportunity to combine their personal experiences with LEAP training to exceed expectations in the field.
  • Enrollment Window Open for Introduction to Culture – 21-27 September

    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 offer a Distance Learning Course, Introduction to Culture, providing the principles of culture in an applied context.
  • LEAP Scholar Works with DPAA in Hungary

    Across the world, 126 service members remain unaccounted for from the Cold War. Hungarian LEAP Scholar 1st Lt Attila Zsigmond provided language support to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hungary to help recover the remains of these missing service members.
  • LEAP Scholar: “There are a lot more MIAs out there.”

    LEAP Scholar Capt. Panupong Phongpitakvises provided Lao language support to a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recovery/excavation mission in Laos. According to DPAA, the remains of more than 1,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors since 1973.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Colonel Ceir Coral

    “As I go into my 36th year of service in the USAF, I can reflect on my opportunities to utilize my language skills and am fortunate to be a part of the tremendous, force-enabling LEAP; I am excited to see the continual growth in language and culture awareness,” Portuguese Brazilian Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar and Foreign Area Officer Col. Ceir Coral said.
  • LEAP Scholar Supports U.S.- Chile Defense Consultative Commission Event

    On his most recent mission supporting the U.S. – Chile Defense Consultative Commission on Research Development Testing event, Spanish Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Master Sgt. Jorge Anchundia was praised for his eagerness to accept the mission on short notice and his excellent performance during the event.

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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.