Maxwell Public Affairs
Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer
Our mission is to end that cycle of not knowing. At the Air Force Culture and Language Center, we make it a priority to teach Airmen of all ranks what they need to know before going off into the unknown.
“When AFCLC was [established] in 2007, the intent was to create more cross culture competent Airmen across the Air Force,” said Gregory Day, AFCLC Director of Staff. “There’s no better place to start than Maxwell Air Force Base, because nearly everyone in the Air Force comes here at some point in their career for added military education.”
The idea was to implement the Center’s programs inside the Professional Military Education schools as a way to build cross-cultural Airmen over time.
As one of the priorities, AFCLC offers general culture training, where the Center instills a basic understanding of culture in areas to which Airmen are deploying. By forming a partnership with the Defense Language Institute, AFCLC also has personnel on staff to teach elective language courses to officers. In addition to the language elective courses, the AFCLC also provides expeditionary skills training to commanders and general officers.
“We offer language, region and culture curriculum education and training across the spectrum and a continuum of learning across Maxwell,” Day said. “Every Airman who leaves Maxwell should know something about the cultural foundations of our world.”
For more information about the AFCLC, visit our website at http://culture.af.mil.