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Hawaii Air National Guardsman celebrates culture, AAPI Month

One National Guardsman's story about his own journey as an Asian-American in the armed forces, and how his cultural heritage and language training have helped him to promote cultural awareness among his fellow Airmen.

African Partnership Flight Rwanda Set to Soar

U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Rwandan Defense Force recently announced the launch of the African Partnership Flight in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 4-8.

Alaska Mission Operation Center opens language learning center

The 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group officially opeedn the Alaska Mission Operation Center Alaska Learning Center on November 1, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Airmen celebrate Independence Day with Polish community

Airmen from the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, operating out of Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland hosted a Fourth of July celebration for the local polish community.

Misawa Airmen bring holiday cheer to Hirosaki orphanage

The 35th Operations Group coordinates annually with the orphanage to provide food, games, presents and holiday cheer to the children.

Military offers humanitarian relief in wake of devastating hurricanes

In the wake of what has so far been a devastating hurricane season, the U.S. military, FEMA, and numerous other groups have been working hard to deliver relief and aid to the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Here, we highlight a few of these relief missions.

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

Joint Knowledge Online is the DoD advanced distributed learning capability for military and civilian individual and staff online training.

Service Culture Centers

The military services established culture centers to initially train on Iraqi and Afghan cultures. Since that time, the scope of the centers has widened to include a more global approach to culture and language learning.

Air Force Language Enabled Airmen Program in Action

The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is designed and managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing language skills and talents of Airmen. The goal of LEAP is to develop a core group of general-purpose force (GPF) Airmen across specialties and careers possessing the capability to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

Distance Learning Designed for the U.S. Air Force

The purpose of this descriptive study is to discuss the creation and implementation of a self-paced course designed to present military and academic course content in an engaging and interactive format. The paper reviews the "Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication" course piloted to 150 Air Force personnel in Spring 2011 and reveals the challenges and opportunities inherent to self-paced courses for student service members and instructors.