AFCLC, Air Force Culture and Language Center, Air Force's Global Classroom

Ready Airman Training

AFCLC’s Ready Airman Training (RAT) portfolio consists of three primary programs. These include the development and maintenance of Expeditionary Culture Field Guides (ECFGs),  the General Officer Pre-deployment Acculturation Course (GOPAC), and Computer-based Ready Airman Training (RAT) Courses.
  • ECFGs contain essential cultural elements pertaining to the cross-cultural environment – from individual verbal and nonverbal interactions, to general knowledge about applicable past diplomatic and military engagements.
  • GOPAC provides formal, tailored cultural/region/language instruction to Air Force general officers (GOs) being assigned to  year-long command and staff assignments in culturally complex locations where the GOs will interact frequently with host national counterparts.
  • RAT Courses are designed to equip Airmen with basic skills which will help them operate more effectively in foreign cultures, particularly combat zones.


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