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  • DLIELC field studies program shares American culture with partner nations

    The Defense Language Institute English Language Centeris home to the largest Field Studies Program, focused on immersing students in American culture and introducing them to American ways of life through events on campus, day tours, overnight tours, and linking students with a host family via the American Members of International Goodwill to Others (AMIGO) program.
  • AFCLC Spotlight: Facing the Future with Perpetual Optimism

    One of 2nd Lt Stephenie Reid’s favorite quotes is from retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell: “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” During her time in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Reid was accepted to Project Global Officer (Project GO), a collaborative initiative promoting critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students and focuses on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America.
  • The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s LEADing 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.
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  • Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) accepting cadet applications

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting cadet applications now until 5 March.
  • Zooming Ahead with Distance Learning

    Throughout October 2020, the Air Force Culture and Language Center piloted an unprecedented learning model: virtual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture sessions for Africa instructed by Language Enabled Airman Program scholars, a foreign area officer, and AFCLC faculty via ZoomGov.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Blanquisco reflects on cultural differences

    Grass on a front lawn, light poles on a street, snow in the winter and water from a drinking fountain; these are all common things found in the United States. For individuals from different countries, these things can be a complete culture shock. This was the case for Airman 1st Class Xander Broe Blanquisco, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron air freight specialist, when he first arrived in the country. He was born in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, and lived in Manila and Bicol, Philippines, until he was about 11 years old. When Blanquisco came to the USA, he moved to Kentucky with his mom and aunts to live with his grandma before moving to Utah six months after to live with his aunt. Six years later they moved to Ohio, where at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force.
  • Around the Air Force: SECAF on language & culture, a generational roundtable with Tuskegee Airmen

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett’s message to Airmen about the impact language and cultural competence have on Air Force capabilities, and Air Force Cadets speak with two Tuskegee Airmen during a roundtable hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Timmethy James)
  • LEAP Officer and Enlisted Selectees to be Announced via PSDM on 8 October

    The Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) virtually hosted the 2020 Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) Officer and Enlisted Selection Boards, 18-21 August 2020.
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