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  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Brian Reed

    “The Language Enabled Airman Program helped reinforce my perspective on just how important it is for United States and Japanese military forces to be able to effectively work together on a strategic, tactical, and operational level,” Japanese LEAP Scholar Capt. Brian Reed said.
  • LEAP Scholars Support FAMEX-21

    For the first time, the United States was designated as the “Nation of Honor” for this year’s Mexican Air Defense Trade Show, known as FAMEX. There to commemorate the moment was a team of Spanish-speaking LEAP Scholars, providing language support for the event through the Air Force Language and Culture Center’s Training Partnership Request.
  • LEAP: The Critical Link to Mission Success

    Arabic Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Maj. Zachary Ziegler has been an instrumental member of LEAP, providing outstanding support on several Training Partnership Requests, including a major annual military exercise known as African Lion.
  • LEAP Scholar Comes Full Circle on POW/MIA Mission in Vietnam

    Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar and U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Hanh Le first heard of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in 2016 when she was stationed in Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, interning to a three-year National Security Agency Military Electronic Signals Analyst Program.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Colonel Ceir Coral

    “As I go into my 36th year of service in the USAF, I can reflect on my opportunities to utilize my language skills and am fortunate to be a part of the tremendous, force-enabling LEAP; I am excited to see the continual growth in language and culture awareness,” Portuguese Brazilian Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar and Foreign Area Officer Col. Ceir Coral said.
  • LEAP Scholar Supports U.S.- Chile Defense Consultative Commission Event

    On his most recent mission supporting the U.S. – Chile Defense Consultative Commission on Research Development Testing event, Spanish Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Master Sgt. Jorge Anchundia was praised for his eagerness to accept the mission on short notice and his excellent performance during the event.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj. Julio “Baxter” Arizmendi Laclaustra

    “I first found out about the Language Enabled Airman Program at the Air Force Culture and Language Center while in ROTC when my Detachment Commander and early mentor Lt. Col. Delucca notified me about the opportunity to join the program. I was interested and excited to grow professionally while enhancing my cultural and language abilities. As military officers to one of the most powerful and talented global air forces, we should strive to build partnerships and understanding of our allies and partner countries to ensure synergy and interoperability to effectively defeat our adversaries and retain air, space and cyberspace supremacy."
  • AFCLC, AF Cyber College host cyber LITE training event

    In August 2020, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. wrote in his strategic plan entitled Accelerate Change or Lose, “We must empower our incredible Airmen to solve any problem. We must place value in multicapable and adaptable team builders and courageous problem solvers that demonstrate value in diversity of thought, ingenuity and initiative.” In keeping with Brown’s mandate of “Accelerate Change or Lose,” the Air Force Culture and Language Center is co-hosting a cyber educational event July 20-29, 2021, to take a closer look at cyber operations in today’s era of global strategic competition.
  • LEAP Spotlight with Capt. Abdulaziz Ali

    “Fostering America’s talents. This is America’s strength; they draw talents from all parts of the population. I’ve heard some variation of this sentiment from several high-ranking officers during exercise SILENT WARRIOR 20 in Garmisch, Germany. Hosted by SOCAFRICA, the Joint-Combined Exercise brought together African Partner Nations and a host of panelists for a weeklong forum to discuss some of the lessons learned, successes, and challenges countering Violent Extremist Organizations on the African continent. APNs could articulate both the logistical challenges, from basic training and equipping, to the complex social, economic, and political factors that contribute to the growth of VEOs. It was a tremendous vignette that demonstrated how we need to collaborate closely with our partners in developing objectives and long-term solutions to shared security threats.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Michelle Cazares

    “My parents are from Mexico, but I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up, my father was very strict about my siblings and me speaking Spanish at home. He felt it was important for us to speak our native language and be educated about our culture.
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