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  • Agile combat employment course prepares Airmen for strategic engagements in Indo-Pacific

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center has partnered with the Air Force Special Operations School and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on an innovative agile combat employment course. The most recent course focused on U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and taught in the Tagalog language, to demonstrate U.S. long-term commitment to strengthening partner autonomy and options throughout this region.
  • LEAP Scholars participate in first Area Studies Immersion in Sierra Leone

    Air Force Tech Sgt. Jude Baidoo, medical technician, Boston MEPS, is one of only 11 LEAP Scholars developed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) in the African language Krio. His career-spanning involvement in the highly selective program resulted in his participation in the program’s first-ever area studies immersion to the West African country of Sierra Leone in March 2023.
  • Language enabled Airman supports military readiness exercise in Angola with AFRICOM commander

    Gen. Michael Langley, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, visited senior Angola defense officials in Luanda, Angola, while observing a military medical readiness exercise involving U.S. and Angolan doctors and nurses. There to provide interpretation support was Portuguese European Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Maj. Patrick Fromm.
  • 103 Cadets Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a virtual selection board process this spring, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 103 Cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program. Of the 103 Cadets selected, 67 were chosen from the United States Air Force Academy and 36 from Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in 21 languages.
  • Fallen soldier recovery rebuilds connections in Laos

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency travels worldwide for missions to recover fallen soldiers from historical conflicts. Many service members volunteer with DPAA to help further the organization’s mission and bring closure to the families of the fallen. For service members like Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar Master Sergeant Bounthai Chanthala, supporting DPAA provides multi-layered fulfillment.
  • Language-enabled Airmen Translate Russian Memoir of Combat in Ukraine

    When an open-source document emerged on the social media account of a Russian parachutist detailing information on the Ukraine conflict that would be crucial for educating Airmen, Air University’s Office of Sponsored Programs called on five Russian language Scholars in the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program to translate the 140-page memoir.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Jessica Lugan

    'Participating in LEAP not only prepares me for work in interoperability, but also to serve in my current position. I feel equipped and prepared in my ability to make our patients feel comfortable and heard. Having exposure to other cultures has given me more empathy and understanding to better serve all types of families," Spanish LEAP Scholar Capt. Jessica Lugan said.
  • LEAP Scholars represent 73% of 2023 FAO Selects

    Congratulations to Language Enabled Airmen Program Scholars recently selected to the Foreign Area Officer career field! The International Affairs Development Team boarded and selected 22 officers for deliberate development and re-core as FAOs. Of the 22 selectees, 16 are LEAP Scholars, a 73% selection rate from LEAP.
  • “Low-density” language instruction forges strategic partners worldwide

    The nature of their language, regional expertise, and culture training allows LEAP Scholars to better support the application of air and space power through strengthening partnerships, interoperability, and adversary understanding regardless of whether their target language is considered high or low density.
  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt Eric Bentum

    I look at LEAP like an honor society for language scholars in the Air Force because it brings together language proficient, culturally competent, and like-minded Air Force members and affords them a broader opportunity to serve the United States in unique and diverse ways their regular career fields do not provide. I’d highly recommend LEAP to any Airman looking to develop their language and cultural portfolio while serving in the Air Force.
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    The Department will have the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

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