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  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt Viktor Belov

    Capt Viktor Belov was picked up as a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in 2018 and invited to attend the Army FAO school at the George C. Marshall Center (GCMC) in Garmish, Germany, where he became one of the first Air Force FAOs to attend this school instead of the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
  • A Conversation with AFCLC’s Senior LEAP Scholar – Maj Gen Patrick Higby

    During its 10-year history, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s (AFCLC) Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) has produced thousands of LEAP scholars utilized in exercises around the world.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj Theodore Shillig

    Maj Theodore Shillig is a 62E (Developmental Engineer) who has been a Japanese LEAP scholar since 2011. He began his language training during a two-year immersion in Japan. During this time, the focus was solely on learning to speak.
  • LEAP Scholars Answer the Call

    In early June, defense and public-security leaders from 13 Caribbean nations and four territories participated in the 2020 Caribbean Security Conference (CANSEC), which was hosted virtually for the first time by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). This year’s CANSEC focused on regional mechanisms to mitigate the impact of disasters in a COVID-19 environment.
  • LEAP Spotlight: 2nd Lt Katherine Scheibner

    Meet the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s (AFCLC) first United States Space Force (USSF) scholar 2nd Lieutenant Katherine Scheibner.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj Sofia Ciro

    "The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is more than just a program to me. It is being part of an elite community inside the Air Force. I learn and develop personally and professionally every day and can contribute to the Air Force's mission in a unique way.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj Evgenia Peduzzi

    We would like to congratulate our LEAP Scholar Maj Evgenia “Hazel” Peduzzi, who not only just promoted from Captain to Major on Friday, 29 May 2020, but she’s also about to begin her new job as Aide de Camp to the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the second highest-ranking military officer in the USAF.
  • LEAP Spotlight: SSgt Dainius Milingis

    “Being a Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) scholar has awarded me with multiple opportunities to serve in the United States Air Force beyond my primary career field as a logistician.
  • 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 (AFCLC) selected 95 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) out of 208 applicants. This year also marked the first year candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the United States Air Force; seven of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the United States Space Force.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt Thien Duong

    Recently, an overseas unit lost an Airman of Vietnamese heritage. Due to the proximity of the Airman’s family, Barksdale AFB Mortuary Affairs was responsible for assisting the family through the ordeal.

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