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  • AU Press Publishes Special Edition of JIPA with AFCLC

    Last October, the Air Force Culture and Language Center hosted the 5th Annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium for the first time entirely using a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions. The AU LREC Symposium brought together a record-breaking 2,100 attendees for panels and presentations on topics related to the past two decades of global operations that examined U.S. foreign policy as it has been applied around the globe.
  • 95 Cadets Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a virtual selection board process this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 95 Cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program out of 216 applicants. This year marked the second year that candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the U.S. Air Force; five of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the U.S. Space Force.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Caleb Yee

    “I am a 14N Intel Officer and have been stationed at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, for about three years now. In my first year In Korea, I immediately applied for the Language Enabled Airman Program after hearing how much it would help me during my first assignment.
  • AFCLC Faculty Presents at WPS Symposium

    Dr. Kristin Bashir, Associate Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies, Middle East North Africa (MENA) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center, was an invited speaker at the Women, Peace and Security in Education, Operations, and Institutions Symposium hosted by the U.S. Naval War College in April.
  • AFCLC Faculty Profile: Dr. Jessica Jordan

    “This ‘new normal’ allows us to come up with better ways of doing things, and we should embrace moving forward and being productive,” said Dr. Jessica Jordan, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia).
  • LEAP Spotlight: Lt. Col. Sylvia Kim

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sylvia Kim is a member of a very elite club. She is one of more than 3,000 scholars in the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program. As a lifelong language learner, she instantly knew LEAP was a perfect fit.
  • Congrats to LEAP Scholars Who Transitioned to FAO

    Congratulations to our LEAP Scholars (and the many others) who recently transitioned to the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Core Career Field! FAOs are regional experts who operate in unique international, joint, and interagency roles, often with significant interaction with senior military and civilian officials from the United States, allies, and partners.
  • ITC and CCC Celebrate More Than a Decade of Higher Learning

    Activist, Baptist minister and civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
  • Application Window for FY21 LEAP Officer and Enlisted Selection Board Open 3 May – 16 July

    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 from the Air Force and Space Force may apply online 3 May through 16 July 2021.
  • AFCLC Releases New Iraq Course

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center recently updated its Iraq course to feature richer content, more user interactions, and optional course material.

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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.