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  • AFCLC Faculty Teach Intro to American Culture to Incoming International Officers

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian recently taught Squadron Officer School’s incoming class of International Officers via teleconference on the morning of 8 March. Dr. Khachadoorian, the AFCLC’s Professor of Anthropology, offered a light-hearted but informative lesson on American Cultural Patterns. She included a brief introduction to American Communication Patterns based on curricula developed by Dr. Susan Steen, AFCLC’s Professor of Communication.
  • 304 Active Duty Airmen and Space Professionals Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    Following a virtual selection board process this summer, the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) selected 304 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP). The Active Duty selection board and AFCLC received 680 applications for the 2020 cycle.
  • LEAP Spotlight: MSgt Oleksiy Redko

    “There are approximately 7,000 different languages and dialects in the world and thanks to my foreign background, I can freely communicate in three of them (English, Ukrainian, and Russian). However, during my involvement with the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP), I realized that there are other skills required to strengthen global partnerships and interoperability.
  • LEAP Officer and Enlisted Selectees to be Announced via PSDM on 8 October

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) virtually hosted the 2020 Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) Officer and Enlisted Selection Boards, 18-21 August 2020.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj Jacob Jensen

    “I joined the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) in 2010. I learned Portuguese while living in Brazil for two years doing community service before joining the Air Force. As a LEAP scholar, I was allowed to grow my language capabilities and go on a Language Intensive Training Event (LITE) in 2011 to Portugal.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Lt Kate Thormann

    “The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is an incredible program that will most definitely help shape U.S. relations with other countries and determine the U.S.’s competitive edge in the global arena.
  • AFCLC Faculty Profile: Dr. Kristin Hissong

    When you first meet Dr. Kristin Hissong, you learn very quickly not to judge the book by the cover. Her voice is friendly and disarming. She’s engaging and quickly draws you into a conversation on every level.
  • Visiting and Learning from Africa’s Expeditionary Air Bases

    Standing in the Grand Mosque of Agadez in Niger, Dr. Scott Edmondson knew this was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Africa) had been to Africa many times but admitted he’s never seen Niger like this.
  • AFCLC’s Faculty Teaching Courses Virtually at Air War College for 2021 Academic Year

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s (AFCLC) faculty Dr. Kristin Hissong, Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian, and Dr. Susan Steen, are preparing to teach electives at Air War College for the upcoming academic year, but this time, they will be meeting with their students virtually.
  • LEAP Spotlight: MSgt Andrés F. Moreno-Rojas

    “A few years ago, I was accepted into the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) and since then, I have had the distinct pleasure of partaking in two eMentor courses and one Language Intensive Training Event (LITE) to Bogota, Colombia, as well as a quick turn translation support for SOUTHCOM’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) 2020.
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