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  • Squadron commanders: keys to building alliances through LEAP

    There’s an old saying that goes like this: “If you ever see a turtle sitting on a fence post, you know it had some help getting there.”In the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Language Enabled Airman Program, the 3,002 scholars currently in the program are utilizing this training to build and strengthen alliances in 96 languages worldwide.
  • Registration open for Air University’s 4th LREC Symposium

    Registration is now open for Air University’s 4th annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium. The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University hosts this symposium each year providing a platform for academic exchange on topics specific to language, region and culture education in the military. The symposium is March 27-29 and the theme is “Inter{cultural}operability.”
  • AFCLC adds three South American countries to field guide inventory

    Culture-packed, pocket-sized and free to the public, Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center adds El Salvador, Belize and Guatemala to its inventory of Expeditionary Culture Field Guides.
  • Registration open for Air University’s 4th LREC Symposium, seeking presenters

    Registration is now open for Air University’s 4th annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium.
  • Air Force Culture and Language Center seeks presenters, proposals for annual Air University LREC Symposium

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center here seeks presenters and proposals for the 4th annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium.
  • WSJ salutes Air Force Culture and Language Center’s mobile field guides, app

    Titled “Six Indispensable Apps for Business Travelers,” a recent Wall Street Journal article describes the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s app as a “must have” for globe-trotters seeking worldly etiquette. Developed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University, the Expeditionary Culture Field Guide app takes detailed culture and language tips and puts them in the traveler’s pocket.
  • AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’

    Fitted in a frame for preservation, Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan as a “hinomaru yosegaki” and in English as “good luck flags.” “They are known as ‘good luck flags’ because they were signed by friends and family and carried by Japanese WWII soldiers and sailors into battle,” said Jordan, assistant professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here. “This one appears to be stained by sweat and blood.”
  • Air University wraps up third annual LREC symposium

    Air University’s third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium was held Wednesday and Thursday, here. The event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance of culture and language’s role in airpower. The theme for this year’s symposium was “Cultural Agility,” based on the Air Force Future Operating Concept for 2035, which focuses on operational agility.
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