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DLIELC unveils new Aviation Language Training Center
November 9, 2020
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland 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...
DLIELC resumes mobile training teams after COVID-19 pause
October 13, 2020
— On March 19, the Department of State advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In response to the global health advisory, the closing of international borders and the cancellations of international flights, Defense Language Institute English Language Center personnel on outside contiguous United States mobile training teams, or MTTs, repatriated...
DLIELC pilots virtual training team program with Puerto Rico
August 4, 2020
— To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico July 2020...
Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences
June 26, 2020
— 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 enable anyone who would like to serve in the Air Force to do so effectively...
DLIELC international students receive generosity, support during COVID-19
June 16, 2020
— When Dan Vega, American Members of International Goodwill to Others, or AMIGO, program manager sent out a notice to all AMIGO sponsors for help with providing masks for international students at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, he received several generous responses to help...
DLIELC hosts first female Lebanese air traffic controller
May 20, 2020
— Airman Maria Abou Daher Maalouf from the Lebanese Air Force is the first female air traffic controller from her country to attend the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for English language training...
Air Force English language beta test advances despite COVID-19
May 18, 2020
— The 37th Training Wing began a beta test in March for an Air Force version of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center Army Echo Company program which has been in existence since 1975...
An Open Letter to the Warhawk Family
April 3, 2020
— 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. 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...
Language center students, instructors go the distance with distance learning
April 1, 2020
— Despite the changes and preventative measures that are part of COVID-19, students from the 637th Training Group, also known as the Defense Language Institute English Language Center, or DLIELC, have innovated and transferred to a digital learning environment during the past two weeks...
DLIELC increases English language training in Vietnam
March 9, 2020
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is supporting the Indo-Pacific Strategy by deploying a Mobile Training Team to the Military Services Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam for the first time...
Defense Language Institute beta tests new program similar to U.S. Army Echo Company
February 4, 2020
— 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 more than 400 civilian and...
Webb gets first-hand look at BMT, international training during 37th Training Wing immersion
August 2, 2019
— The 37th Training Wing Warhawks hosted Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, AETC command chief, for a two-day immersion at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 1-2...
Defense Language Institute: Building a bridge with English
March 28, 2019
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is focused on providing English training relating directly to military content for students from around the world...