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  • "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast features the Language Enabled Airman Program

    A deep dive inside the Language Enabled Airman Program is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Feb. 11, 2020.
  • Speaking Air-Forcefully: Defining “Cage / Re-Cage”

    When you finished getting spun up on gyroscopes and Air Force slang, you probably thought, “This information really re-caged my assumptions!” Actually, unless you’re in the Air Force, especially in the flying business, you are unlikely to use the word “re-cage.” The first time I heard this highly evocative term, it was said enthusiastically and positively. Yet, for me, it immediately conjured a dramatic and negative mental image of a cartoonish Mr. Hyde figure, enraged and bursting from his Victorian suit, top hat dented and cravat askew, shrinking down into his normal, placid Dr. Jekyll self.
  • Language enabled Airmen bridge cultures at OCEAN SKY 19

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron "Grim Reapers" arrived at Gando Air Base Oct. 18, 2019 to support the Spanish-led air-to-air combat training exercise, OCEAN SKY 19. The goal of the training is to enhance combat readiness and improve interoperability among allied air forces.
  • When Busy Schedules Get in the Way

    Finding an educational program with flexibility to wait for an applicant is nearly impossible, according to Capt. Huston Matheus. So imagine his surprise when he discovered the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program would wait for him and his busy schedule?
  • AFCLC’s Bangladesh Expeditionary Culture Field Guide Available Now

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University’s latest Expeditionary Culture Field Guides has been released. This month, Bangladesh has been added to the Center’s growing collection of field guides.
  • LEAP Scholars Forge New Ground during SOUTHAM Conference

    The Language Enabled Airmen Program develops foreign language and cross-cultural skills in Airmen who can better support the application of airpower through strengthening partnerships and interoperability.
  • 251 Active Duty Airmen Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a rigorous selection board process this summer, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 251 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program. The Active Duty selection board and AFCLC received a record number of more than 1,200 applications for the program.
  • “GANs and Deepfakes”: AFCLC faculty dig into research elective at SOS

    AU's SOS students in the AU Research Elective briefed Mr. Joseph McDade Jr, the SES Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff in HAF/A8, on their work regarding the threat of Generative Adversarial Networks and Deepfakes.
  • From LEAP Scholar to STEM Hero

    For Capt. Jorge Díaz, persistence and patience were crucial once he decided to apply to the Language Enabled Airmen Program. He missed more than one application deadline, but he also knew LEAP was the key to career success down the road. He kept trying.
  • AFCLC’s Czech Republic Expeditionary Culture Field Guide available now

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University’s latest Expeditionary Culture Field Guides has been released. This past month, Czech Republic has been added to the center’s growing collection of field guides.
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