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  • Exploring resilience: CMSAF visits AFCLC for discussion with Air University’s Resilience RTF

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass recently visited the Air Force Culture and Language Center to talk with members of Air University’s Resilience Research Task Force about their upcoming projects.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Master Sgt. Luisa Martinez

    "Being there also helped the Panamanians improve their perspective of Americans. I showed them I understood their feelings toward the U.S. military and gave them a space to have those conversations while showing them we related to them. By the end of the experience, we had shifted mindsets to the point where several individuals emphasized they wanted U.S. military members there and asked when we were coming back," Spanish LEAP Scholar Master Sgt. Luisa Martinez said.
  • Cracking the code: LEAP Scholars study cybersecurity in today’s military

    Seven Language Enabled Airmen Program Scholars and one guide traveled to Germany earlier this year as part of a special guided Language Intensive Training Event, or LITE, the centerpiece of which was participation in the 10th Annual CODE Conference at the University of Bundeswehr in Munich.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt Zechariah Sparrow

    "Remember that you are not applying to learn a language but a people. You are applying to learn how to connect to another culture and open doors for the United States military," said Russian LEAP Scholar Capt. Zechariah Sparrow.
  • Alabama Governor declares November as LREC Month

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared November as Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Month in honor of the 8th Annual Air University LREC Symposium, which will take place at Maxwell Air Force Base on 15-17 November 2023.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj. Joanne Whitlock

    "LEAP has given me the opportunity to be closer to my heritage and language while representing the Air Force. More than ever, the Air Force values cultural competency and language proficiency," Tagalog LEAP Scholar Maj. Joanne Whitlock said.
  • LEAP: The solution to language, culture barriers in large-scale military exercises

    Large-scale military exercises across all branches focus heavily on integration with allies and partners as a cornerstone of the National Defense and National Security strategies. While seamless execution of this integration can pose a challenge when differences in language and culture are present, the Air Force Culture and Language Center offers a solution to overcome those barriers - the Language Enabled Airman Program, or LEAP.
  • AFCLC now has 17 Field Guides focused on the Indo-Pacific region

    Keeping in step with the recently released PACAF Strategy 2030 Evolving Airpower, the Air Force Culture and Language Center has released the latest of its Expeditionary Culture Field Guides specifically focused on the Indo-Pacific region. These 17 culture guides are easily accessible on the AFCLC Culture Guide app or website.
  • LEAP Scholars facilitate integration of Japanese partners in Mobility Guardian 23

    Six multi-capable, language-enabled Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Language Enabled Airman Program helped Air Mobility Command reach a new level of strategic partnership building and integration with the Japanese Self Defense Force and other international partners during the largest-ever, full-spectrum readiness exercise in the command’s history – MOBILITY GUARDIAN 23.
  • AFCLC, Air University move to cloud-based system to optimize access

    The United States Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, and Air University have a top strategic priority in common - the modernization of infrastructure to enhance access to resources for Airmen. The Air Force Culture and Language Center and Air University answered the call to address this priority for Airmen and Department of Defense users with the recent migration of its Language Enabled Development Resource, or LEaDeR, to a cloud-based system.
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