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  • LEAP Chapter Spotlight: Kadena Air Base

    Language-enabled service members at Air Force and joint bases worldwide connect at their local bases through LEAP Chapters. For example, the LEAP Chapter at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, also known as the “Shogun LEAP Chapter,” connects members of the Language Enabled Airman Program with members of the community and other language-enabled service members to enhance language capability and further the mission of LEAP.
  • Language Enabled Airmen Build Partnerships Through IAAFA Course in Colombia

    Five Language Enabled Airmen Program Scholars joined approximately 60 Colombian Air Force, Army, and Navy members in a six-week Inter-American Squadron Officer Course and Inter-American Non-Commissioned Officer Course in Colombia for professional military education.
  • Never Leave an Airman Behind

    LEAP Scholar and Air National Guard service member Lt. Col. Joshua Bibb speaks Danish, which is considered a low-density language. Bibb recently utilized his Danish language skillset with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to bridge language gaps and overcome communication barriers during an investigation in Denmark to potentially locate and identify missing Airmen from World War II.
  • Enhancing Culture Education through Immersive Learning

    Both Air War College and the Air Force Culture and Language Center have regional subject matter experts on faculty to educate total force Airmen on current geopolitical landscapes. To further ensure that faculty members have the highest level of understanding to help Airmen become integrated by design with allies and partners, members of the AWC and AFCLC faculty recently visited several sites in East Asia, including the Japan Air Command and Staff College at Megura Air Base in Tokyo.
  • Senior Leader Builds Capacity for Partner Engagements through AFCLC’s GOPAC Course

    Lt. Gen. Johnny Lamontagne, Deputy Commander of United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recently completed the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s General Officer Pre-Assignment Acculturation Course, or GOPAC.
  • AU LREC Symposium: LREC Skills, A Military Imperative

    Hundreds of service members, academics, scholars, and professionals in the language, regional expertise, and culture community gathered at Maxwell Air Force Base Oct. 19-21, 2022, to explore the importance of LREC skills to partner interoperability, adversary understanding, and military operations during the seventh Annual Air University LREC symposium.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Emmanuel Villasenor

    “LEAP has impacted my personal life by deepening my language abilities and expanding my awareness of the German culture. Being stationed in Germany does not feel like I am stationed in a foreign land; instead, it feels like I am home," German LEAP Scholar Tech. Sgt. Emmanuel Villasenor said.
  • Language-enabled Airmen strengthen AFRICOM partnerships through life-saving course

    The Defense Institute for Medical Operations’ Mobile Training Team recently conducted a life-saving course for several Gabonese military and civilian organizations on Outbreak Detection and Response in Libreville, Gabon, with support from members of the Language Enabled Airman Program.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Jack Matson

    “As a flyer, I use the lessons from LEAP daily. When on the road internationally, I am constantly reminded that I am representing not only the Air Force, but also the United States. The program really captures the whole Airman concept of creating well rounded service members," Spanish LEAP Scholar Capt. Jack Matson said.
  • Multilingual Leadership: Speaking the Language, Airmanship, and Partnership

    Several Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars and Foreign Area Officers recently supported exercise RELAMPAGO VII with the South Carolina Air National Guard. This exercise focused on training techniques, tactics, and procedures to strengthen interoperability between the United States and Colombian Air Forces.
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    The Department will have the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

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    Enhance partner interoperability and adversary understanding in Airmen through language, regional expertise, and culture education.

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