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.
A professor at the Air Force Culture and Language Center discusses her journey with the Obon Society to return a Japanese "good luck" flag. The Obon Society specializes in war reconciliation through the return of personal items taken during WWII.
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?
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how having a tattoo be perceived in different countries around the world? We highlight countries in which tattooing is both an accepted tradition and a taboo form of art.
Today, we explore the Pew Research Center's interactive migration and remittance maps, which offer the chance to explore the movement trends of both people and their money around the world.
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.
What's so important about a country's name? It has everything to do with national identity and heritage. Read about some countries that have changed their names, and how those names were or weren't accepted.