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  • Squadron commanders play key role in building alliances through LEAP

    However, squadron commanders are the key enablers who make the scholars’ efforts possible by investing in their deliberate language development. While accomplishing their missions, the commanders also are winning the future by strengthening partnerships today through these scholars.
  • 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 the 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 “Intercultural operability.”
  • Language Enabled Airman Program accepting cadet applications

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting cadet applications now until March 15.
  • Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

    Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program.
  • Olmsted Foundation selects five Airmen for scholarships

    The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of a 2019 Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation.
  • State Dept offers study abroad opportunities for high school students

    The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers study abroad scholarships for high school students.
  • Staff sergeant LEAPs on opportunity to use native tongue

    Born and raised in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, Anastasia Stuart traveled to the U.S. as a young adult with the intention of only staying a year to improve her English. One year quickly turned into two, and before she knew it, she enlisted into the U.S. Air Force.
  • Nellis Airman 'LEAPs' into language program

    Capt. Reni Angelova, the 99th Medical Group practice manager, speaks Russian, Bulgarian and English while possessing master’s degrees in economics, law, business administration as well as international relations. She has worked as a teacher and a border patrol agent at one of the busiest checkpoints in Bulgaria before immigrating to the United States. She recently served in the Office of Defense Coordination in Bulgaria as an interpreter under the Language Enabled Airman Program.
  • From refugee camp to the Air Force

    Senior Airman Yia Thao, a 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate paralegal, was raised to know that hard work reaps great rewards. The work ethic and dedication that builds a better future runs deep in his family and continues through Thao and his siblings today.
  • 59 majors, captains selected for regional affairs strategist program

    Air Force officials selected 59 majors and captains for duty as regional affairs strategists (RAS), Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 24.
  • Academy's international programs bring education, diversity to life

    International education programs not only allow Academy cadets here to study different languages and cultures in different pockets of the world, but also to cultivate foreign relationships that track back 45 years.
  • LEAP application window opens

    The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 - Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply
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