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  • Building Better Service with Jessica Carroll

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center Team is equipped with experienced and dedicated individuals who ensure that our Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars, Foreign Area Officers, and other military personnel who utilize our services have everything they need to complete each mission. Team members like FAO Planning Coordinator Jessica Carroll help AFCLC to build and embody the true essence of customer service.
  • Ramstein Airmen LEAP into learning new languages

    The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is beneficial to the U.S. Air Force across worldwide relations and for interoperability. U.S. Air Force personnel describe their experiences and perspective of the volunteer-based program at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Training Partnership Request: A Strategic Method for LEAP and FAO Utilization

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program deliberately develops language enabled, cross-cultural service members across the Air Force and Space Force with working-level foreign language proficiency to better support the application of air and space power through strengthening partnerships and interoperability. One innovative pathway available for advanced LEAP Scholars and Foreign Area Officers to support mission success is AFCLC’s Training Partnership Request.
  • LEAP Scholars Support Annual Central American Air Chiefs Conference

    A team of 10 LEAP Scholars supported the annual Air Chiefs Conference hosted by the 12th Air Force, also known as AFSOUTH, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, through the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Training Partnership Request. This annual conference aims to conduct an event with AFSOUTH leadership and the Air Chiefs and Senior Enlisted Leaders from Central America and the Caribbean. The theme of this year’s conference was "Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic Environment," with emphasis on Humanitarian Assistance Cooperation, Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Joint Operations and Transnational Threats.
  • 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 Scholars Keep Communication Channels Open

    A team of 12 service members, 10 of which are Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars, translated 46 pages of Joint Publication 5-0 (Joint Planning) from English into Ukrainian. The publication covers the Joint Planning Process that the U.S. Military is helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine adopt.
  • 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.
  • PAC graduates describe the course as “well worth the time.”

    One of our summer PACs included Brig. Gen. Steven Edwards, Col. George Dietrich and Chief Master Sgt. Heriberto Diaz. They each took a moment to look back at the course to discuss how the information and instruction would assist them in moving forward into their new assignments.
  • Developing Cultural Competence in a New Strategic Hot Spot

    During a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said Alaska is a strategic hot spot for defending the United States. To fulfill the challenge of developing cultural competence of the Arctic region in strategic competition, the Air Force Culture and Language Center leans on research analyst Mr. Luis Rojas. Rojas is helping the Air Force Culture and Language Center enhance Airmen’s knowledge and cultural competence of the arctic region through his compilations of research focusing on the Arctic Region.
  • Personal Experience Plus Professional Training Equals Mission Success with LEAP

    In the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program, Airmen with working-level foreign language proficiency are trained to utilize their language skills in professional settings. While language proficiency is important, cultural competence and regional knowledge are equally vital to the success of a mission. Many LEAP Scholars, like Serbo-Croatian LEAP Scholar Tech Sgt. Nikola Bozic, have had the opportunity to combine their personal experiences with LEAP training to exceed expectations in the field.

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DoD Vision
The Department will have the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

AFCLC Mission
The Air Force Culture and Language Center creates and executes language, region and cultural learning programs for Total Force Airmen, and provides the Service with the subject matter expertise required to institutionalize these efforts.

AFCLC Vision
The Air Force Culture and Language Center will lead the U.S. Air Force in building a cross-culturally competent Total Force to meet the demands of the Service's dynamic global mission.