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  • Expeditionary Culture Field Guides

    The Expeditionary Culture Field Guides (ECFGs) are pocket-size handbooks packed with invaluable cultural information.
  • WSJ salutes Air Force Culture and Language Center’s mobile field guides, app

    Titled “Six Indispensable Apps for Business Travelers,” a recent Wall Street Journal article describes the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s app as a “must have” for globe-trotters seeking worldly etiquette.
  • “I would not be an Air Force officer if it wasn’t for LEAP”

    When 1st Lieutenant Gorge Hernandez-Rodriguez enlisted in 2008, he was living in Puerto Rico, struggling financially, and looking for a way to support himself through college. Rodriguez knew the Air Force would afford him those opportunities, but he had no idea that his commitment and his language skills would help him grow both professionally and personally.
  • The role language and culture played in the dramatic Thai cave rescue

    When the final child was pulled from the cave in Thailand, the crowd cheered, and the rescuers let out a deep sigh of relief. It was a non-verbal cue that was clear in every language: this terrifying ordeal was over.
  • Demo for CSS

    FEATURE ARTICLES Public Affairs, the Peruvian Air Force, and Partnerships AFCLC Outreach Team “I remember growing up in Minnesota and watching my dad and my brother”. It was within the walls of her family’s kitchen where 2nd Lieutenant Madeline Krpan’s desire to join the Air Force was
  • Public Affairs, the Peruvian Air Force, and Partnerships

    “I remember growing up in Minnesota and watching my dad and my brother”. It was within the walls of her family’s kitchen where 2nd Lieutenant Madeline Krpan’s desire to join the Air Force was awakened at a young age. Her father’s vivid tales of life in the Army combined with her brother’s experience in the Air Force served as inspiration for Krpan early on.
  • CMSAF Wright on the Air Force Culture and Language Center: ‘This is a great opportunity’

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright listened intently as the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Director Howard Ward shared the Center’s mission and vision with the audience during this year’s Senior Enlisted Leader International Summit (SELIS).
  • Get to know: Air Force Times’ Airman of the Year and LEAP Scholar Capt Gluck

    Air Force Captain Julian Gluck has a few copies of the Air Force Times at his home that he has been giving to family. The newspapers and a large wooden American flag serve as keepsakes for the B-52 long-range bomber pilot who has been named the publication’s Airman of the Year. At just 27-years-old, Capt Gluck is being recognized for his community service, his devotion to country, and his commitment to the Language Enabled Airman Program.
  • Weather and Culture: The forecast for a great Air Force partnership

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Zachary Kelly’s model data, meteorology abilities, and geography skills are some of the most important tools in the Air Force forecaster’s armory. For four years, his weather knowledge served as a guiding light for pilots at Yokota Air Base in Japan. Combining his military experience with his scientific and language expertise, each one of SSgt Kelly’s calculations ensured the safety of his fellow Airmen.
  • After meeting at AU’s LREC symposium, Airman and researchers use language skills to impact international security analysis

    655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Clark (first name withheld), an analyst with the 49th Intelligence Squadron, is impacting an international security analysis program. Clark is combining deep linguistic expertise with cutting-edge data science to build a Ukrainian-English urban phrase “exonym” dictionary for the Coalition for Open-Source Defense Analysis (CODA) to use in creating an algorithm to predict the outbreak of radicalized violence in Ukraine.
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