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  • Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences

    Ten AIrmen were part of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center’s first-ever ECHO Flight beta test, a replica of the U.S. Army ECHO Company program which has been carried out by DLIELC since 1975. ECHO flight’s mission was to provide English-language training and cultural immersion to

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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