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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • IAAFA Adapts during COVID-19, Continues International Professional Military Education via Distance Learning

    In March 2020, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, which forges international friendship and security cooperations through education and training, coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries. Despite relocations, IAAFA got back up and running with distance learning courses facilitated by videoconferencing software and because of that IAAFA’s Alpha Class of 2020 graduated May 15, 2020 via a virtual graduation ceremony.
  • 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
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