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  • Language, Culture and medical knowledge boosts ties for Airman, Bundeswehr

    Language and cultural training, packed in with the right amount of Air Force job proficiency, can culminate into a valuable product. In November 2016, the German military spent four weeks working alongside that product as, 1st Lt Nadine Suh, a health services administrator assigned to 22d Medical Support Squadron at McConnell AFB, Kansas visited their largest Army hospital as a pioneer participant of the Language Enabled Airman Program.
  • DLIFLC & Air University: 10 Years and Counting

    How time flies! 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI or DLIFLC) of Monterey, CA providing foreign language classes on the Air University (AU) campus here at Maxwell AFB, AL.
  • Air University language program prepares Captain in search for missing WWII Airmen

    September 2016, an American B-24 bomber aircraft lies crashed at the bottom of the ocean, off the coast of Italy. Its 8 man crew entombed among the mangled fuselage and sea life for decades. It’s time to bring them home, but before that can be done, someone has to communicate between the Italian government and US agency trying to find them. That’s where Capt. Catanese comes in.
  • LEAP: Experiencing Germany’s largest military hospital

    In October 2016, I received the unique opportunity to spend four weeks at the largest Bundeswehr (Armed Forces of Germany) hospital as part of the Air Force’s Language Enabled Airmen Program (LEAP). This rare opportunity not only allowed me to practice my language skill, but I was also able to learn about a foreign military’s medical service, hospital administration, and their national health care system, all while building partnerships.
  • There and Back Again… and Here and There: Medical officer uses LEAP and DIMO to use French skills anywhere

    Managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC), the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP), is a career-spanning program to sustain, enhance, and assist with the utilization of the existing language skills of general purpose forces. LEAP has postured one of its participants, Maj Sylvia Kim, to carve out a unique career path thanks to its intensive training program.
  • Coffee, Cameroon and the Corps: A LEAP Experience

    As an Air Force Academy graduate early in her career, 1st Lt. Ariel Saltin, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, looks for every possible opportunity to provide her skills to enhance her surroundings.
  • AFCLC at AU in AY 17

    The suspended golden scenery, suffused by litanies of droning insects and searing pavement from the scorching Alabama sun, has given way to a tattoo of boots and book bags meandering through the Air University campus. The corporeal silence of another summer break has been shattered by the bustle of thousands of new students as Maxwell AFB is once again home to a mélange of military uniforms from a variety of services and nations.
  • Air University staff, students earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Groans, cries of physical exertion and shouts of encouragement in both English and German echoed off of the walls of the base gym; sweat pouring over the faces of service members.
  • AFCLC provides first LREC Symposium at Air University

    Military cross-cultural excellence congregated under a single roof on April 22nd. Local service members and civilians were in attendance at the Air University’s first annual Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Symposium hosted by the Air Force Culture and Language Center.
  • General officers receive culture training at AFCLC

    Expeditionary culture training for members of any rank is a paramount focus of the Air Force Culture and Language Center. That vision is only accomplished with full accountability of premier training for all Airmen, including general officers. The AFCLC ensured that vision with its 2016 schedule of General Officer Pre-deployment Acculturation Courses.
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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.