Skip to main content
Main content

Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Steel Troopers Bring Iraqis and Pershmerga Together

The Steel Squadron lived like Iraqi soldiers for two weeks to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces in closing security gaps along a shared boundary line.

Cultural Differences Between North and South Korea

We explore the differences between North and South Korea, and what it takes for refugees and defectors to adjust to life outside North Korea.

New Efforts to Train DoD on Culture and Language

The Pentagon’s efforts to provide language and culture training and education continued to expand. Here, we discuss different LREC training options around DoD, as discussed in a recent article for MS&T Magazine.

Community Connections through Cultural Adaptations

The Marine Corps Community Services center at MCAS Iwakuni offers Marines hands-on opportunities to learn about Japanese culture through their Cultural Adaptations program. Today we highlight some recent events hosted by Cultural Adaptations.

Ramadan and the World Cup

This year, the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world, coincides with the World Cup. How are athletes able to both observe their faith and remain dedicated, strong athletes at the same time?

Creating Maps for a Crisis

We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.

The legacy of Song Leng Xiong lives on

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This article from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights one National Guardsman's Hmong heritage, and how it shaped his decision to enter the military.

155th ABCT Learns about Culture

The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team participated in security force advisor training consisting of language, culture, foreign weapons, and use of a translator.

What does tourism mean for culture?

What are sustainable and responsible tourism? We explore how tourism can be both good and bad for culture, and what the focus of sustainable tourism means for preserving natural and cultural heritage.

DoD Instruction 5160.70: Management of the Defense Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Program

DoDI 5160.70 establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for managing the Defense LREC Program, adds regional expertise and culture as mission critical competencies of the Defense LREC Program, and establishes initial culture learning guidelines.