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  • Language Enabled Airmen engage the global landscape in Chile

    The Department of the Air Force has a program that’s perfect for meeting our partners and allies in their language and culture, and it’s called the Language Enabled Airmen Program, or LEAP. The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s bench of nearly 4,000 highly skilled, language-enabled Airmen and Guardians have supported global operations in 128 countries in 98 languages since 2017. While many LEAP Scholars do this critical work outside their daily roles, some utilize their innate culture and language skills as part of their Air or Space Force specialty in Language Designated Positions (LDPs).
  • LEAP Spotlight: Master Sgt. Oscar Pena

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is an incredible program that was key to my staying in the Air Force. It has allowed me to experience things outside of my career field, work with partner nations, participate in their culture experience, and feel an extremely satisfying sense of fulfillment. Serving in the security cooperation realm and expanding partner nations’ connections has been more gratifying than I ever imagined.
  • Bringing Heroes Home: LEAP Scholars Enhance DPAA Mission Success

    Suzanne Walker was born the day after her father’s aircraft was shot down over France during World War II. Her father, Army 2nd Lt. James Litherland III, was declared non-recoverable after multiple retrieval attempts at the crash site. Seventy-nine years later, due to the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Litherland was returned to his daughter, and given a proper burial with full military honors in 2023.
  • AFCLC’s course for Ready Airman Training updated – same value, half the time

    To streamline cultural competence education for the Total Force at an accelerated rate, the Air Force Culture and Language Center modified its Developing Cultural Competence (DCC) course from a projected completion time of 2.5 hours to 60 minutes while maintaining the course’s academic integrity.
  • The Ultimate Investment – Mental Health is an Investment in Force Readiness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues and highlight how mental illness and addiction can affect those in our lives. The Department of the Air Force values mentoring and coaching as imperative to implementing the National Security Strategy, which ultimately involves investing in personnel and ensuring force readiness.
  • RAF Mildenhall hosts LEAP-ACE: language leaders leading the way

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing hosted a Language Enabled Airman Postured for Agile Combat Employment course at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, from April 29 to May 17, 2024
  • AFIMSC officer supports global interrogation training exercise

    An Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Airman recently participated in a detention and interrogation exercise for 10 days at Drawsko Combat Training Center, Poland, to support a special training opportunity with allied countries.
  • AFCLC Culture Guide App 3.0 gives users an improved experience

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center has improved its signature Culture Guide App to optimize individual performance by transforming each user’s education experience. The new version of the app introduces more functionality and a better user experience.
  • 104 Cadets Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a virtual selection board process in April, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 104 Cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program. Of the 104 Cadets selected, 67 were chosen from the United States Air Force Academy and 37 from Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in 14 languages. Six of the selects will commission into the United States Space Force while 98 will commission into the United States Air Force.
  • Building tomorrow’s Air Force: multi-capable, language-enabled Airman

    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – At the age of 16, a girl migrated from the Philippines to the United States in order to pursue a better life.
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    DoD Mission
    To provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.

    AFCLC Mission
    Enhance partner interoperability and adversary understanding in Airmen through language, regional expertise, and culture education.

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    The “Air Force’s Global Classroom”

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