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  • DLIELC Unveils New Aviation Language Training Center

    On November 6, 2020, DLIELC held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new DLI Aviation Language Training Center which houses the Watkins Aviation Language Preparation Room and Sirois Aviation Simulation Lab (Sim Lab). This is the first and largest step by DLIELC in a long term plan to renovate the facility with moveable walls and state of the art virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology befitting a world class aviation training center.
  • DLIELC Presents at the Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) Symposium

    From 14-16 October 2020, the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) at Air University hosted the Fifth Annual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) Symposium. This year’s symposium was held on an 100% virtual platform. While this was a change from the meetings of previous years, this did allow for a wider range of speakers and leaders to participate!
  • DLIELC Pilots Virtual Training Team Program with Puerto Rico

    To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission admits a global pandemic the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico from right here in Military City USA, July 2020. This VTT trail is a virtual version of DLIELCs mobile training team program lead by the International Nonresident Flight, 637th International Support Squadron.
  • AMIGOs use time of uncertainty for generosity and support to international military students

    When Dan Vega, Program Manager of our American Members of International Goodwill to Others (AMIGO) called out to sponsors of the AMIGO program to help during the COVID-19 pandemic he was met by overwhelming generosity. Members of the organization were eager to do what they could to support the Defense Language Institute English Language Center
  • DLIELC Field Studies Program shares American culture with partner nations

    DLIELC is home to the largest FSP. This program is nested in the 637th International Support Squadron. They give over 200 tours a year to students at the schoolhouse. The FSP focuses on immersing students in American culture and introducing them to American ways of life. They do this through events on campus, day tours, overnight tours, and linking students with a host family via the American Members of International Goodwill to Others (AMIGO) program. It is vital during these times that DLIELC uphold not only the instruction portion of their mission, but also cultural immersion to our partner nations—in many cases, DLIELC is a student’s first experience with the United States of America!
  • Gateway to America -- U.S. Air Force English Language Beta Test Advances Despite COVID-19

    In March 2020, the 37th Training Wing began a beta test for an Air Force version of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) Army Echo Company program which has been in existence since 1975. In partnership with Air Force Recruiting Service, this beta test is now in the execution phase. The goal is to show that an English language barrier is not a roadblock for eligible recruits interested in joining the United States Air Force. This is all credited to the unique language training capability DLIELC will provide them prior to the start of Basic Military Training (BMT) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • An Open Letter to the Warhawk Family

    Our Gateway Wing has the high honor of being deemed Mission Essential.  We are the largest training wing in the Air Force, responsible for building Airmen and strengthening the partnerships we need to compete, deter, and win.  We are home to the Air Force’s only enlisted Basic Military Training (737 TRG), the largest & most diverse Technical Training Group (37 TRG), two significant international/security cooperation missions (IAAFA & DLI), and the DoD Executive Agent for Military Working Dogs & English Language Training.  We are the Gateway to the Air Force, and in many respects, the Gateway to the Americas.  Our wing remains absolutely vital to renew the force and underwrites our ability to defend the nation and deliver air and space power anytime, anyplace.
  • DLIELC Increases English Language Training in Vietnam in 2020

    Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark Esper, has called the Indo-Pacific America's ''priority theater.'' The Department of Defense (DoD) Indo-Pacific Strategy Report states, “The Indo-Pacific is the Department of Defense’s priority theater. The United States is a Pacific nation; we are linked to our Indo-Pacific neighbors through unbreakable bonds of
  • DLIELC to beta test new program similar to U.S. Army Echo Company

    Nested in the corner of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland lies the Defense Language Institute English Language Center. Identifiable by its kempt campus, DLIELC is home to over 400 civilian and military employees whose mission is to teach English and immerse its international and domestic students into the American culture.Although the foreign flags
  • Webb gets first-hand look at BMT, international training during 37th TRW immersion

    The 37th Training Wing Warhawks hosted Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, command chief of AETC, for a two-day immersion here Aug. 1-2, 2019.After taking command of AETC on July 26, the general chose the 37th TRW to be his first visit into the field and went full speed over the
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