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  • Speaking Air-Forcefully: “I’m a Dot”

    Metaphors can make people into so many different things – objects (little pitchers), animals (night owl) and even agricultural products (apple of your eye). Today’s Air Forceful term is a metaphor in which an individual uses to erase themselves: “I’m a dot.”
  • African Lion 2021 - U.S. Air Force Language Enabled Airmen Program (LEAP)

    U.S. Air Force Language Enabled Airmen Program (LEAP) translator supports a joint United States and Moroccan dental clinic in Tafroute, Morocco June 11, 2021 during African Lion 2021. LEAP is a career-spanning program aimed to sustain and improve Airmen's language and cultural capabilities.
  • 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.
  • AFCLC Meets NATO AEW&C Force in International Aircrew Cultural Training

    In mid-May, the Air Force Culture and Language Center faculty worked with the NATO AWACS unit at Geilenkirchen on a course to enhance interoperability across a crew force of 17 nations, which the team calls International Aircrew Cultural Training or INTERACT.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Felix Gomes

    The Language Enabled Airman Program has been a wonderful experience since the start. I was assigned to amazing eMentor instructors for both my 48-hour traditional course and recently the 16-hour advanced course. I learned a lot from both and honed my language skills, which made me more confident.
  • AFCLC, CASI and DLIFLC Host China ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ Training Event

    In keeping with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown’s mandate of “Accelerate Change or Lose,” the Air Force Culture and Language Center is co-hosting the “Belt and Road Initiative” training event June 7-18, 2021, to take a closer look at China’s global economic and political objectives.
  • AU Press Publishes Special Edition of JIPA with AFCLC

    Last October, the Air Force Culture and Language Center hosted the 5th Annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium for the first time entirely using a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions. The AU LREC Symposium brought together a record-breaking 2,100 attendees for panels and presentations on topics related to the past two decades of global operations that examined U.S. foreign policy as it has been applied around the globe.
  • 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 selected 95 Cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program out of 216 applicants. This year marked the second year that candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the U.S. Air Force; five of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the U.S. Space Force.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Caleb Yee

    “I am a 14N Intel Officer and have been stationed at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, for about three years now. In my first year In Korea, I immediately applied for the Language Enabled Airman Program after hearing how much it would help me during my first assignment.
  • AFCLC Faculty Presents at WPS Symposium

    Dr. Kristin Bashir, Associate Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies, Middle East North Africa (MENA) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center, was an invited speaker at the Women, Peace and Security in Education, Operations, and Institutions Symposium hosted by the U.S. Naval War College in April.
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