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  • Several Speakers Confirmed for Virtual AU LREC Symposium

    This year, the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) at Air University is gearing up to host its Fifth Annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium (AU LREC).
  • Fifth Annual AU LREC Symposium Goes Virtual

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) at Air University is gearing up to host its Fifth Annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium (AU LREC) 14-16 October with one change…the event will be VIRTUAL!
  • 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 (AFCLC) selected 95 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) out of 208 applicants. This year also marked the first year candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the United States Air Force; seven of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the United States Space Force.
  • AFCLC Adds New eMentor Courses for Wolof and Twi Languages

    In March 2020, Gen Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, commented that “a secure and stable Africa remains an enduring American interest…I believe in Africa building partner capacity and counterterrorism efforts or counter VEO (Violent Extremist Organization) efforts are a way we do global or great power competition in Africa because that is what our partners are hungry for.”
  • The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s LEADeR data system available on commercial and military networks

    As thousands of service members and Department of Defense employees telework amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Culture and Language Center is making one its site more accessible across all networks.
  • AFCLC’s Bangladesh Expeditionary Culture Field Guide Available Now

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University’s latest Expeditionary Culture Field Guides has been released. This month, Bangladesh has been added to the Center’s growing collection of field guides.
  • 251 Active Duty Airmen Selected for AFCLC’s Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a rigorous selection board process this summer, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 251 Airmen for the Language Enabled Airman Program. The Active Duty selection board and AFCLC received a record number of more than 1,200 applications for the program.
  • Taiwan added to AFCLC’s field guide inventory

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University continues to expand its Expeditionary Culture Field Guides inventory. This past month, Taiwan has been added to the center’s growing collection of field guides.
  • AFCLC selects 149 cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program

    After a rigorous selection board process, the Air Force Culture and Language Center has selected 149 new cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program. Participation in LEAP is voluntary and to become a LEAP scholar, Airmen must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language specified on the Air Force Strategic Language List, receive endorsement from their unit commander, and compete via a board process. Selection to LEAP is based on applicants’ existing language proficiency, potential to achieve higher levels of language proficiency, and Air Force language requirements.
  • GOPAC, COMPAC: Shaping airpower with education

    Inside of a conference room at the Air Force Culture and Language Center, general officers and commanders have been quietly meeting, training, and preparing pre-deployment and pre-assignment for their journeys around the world. “There is a great deal of preparation to be completed before deploying anywhere, but this is one opportunity that stands out. Every graduate that I have spoken to made sure to tell me not to miss this course and its amazing training.” Col Charles Corcoran said about the session he attended before traveling overseas.

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