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Defense Language Institute English Language Center recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 17, 2021
— National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This month in the United States recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States...
New Second Air Force commander tours Gateway Wing
August 24, 2021
— The Gateway Wing recently had the opportunity to showcase its mission and people last week to provide the new Second Air Force commander a close-up and in-depth look into the 37th Training Wing mission...
Air Force invites community to serve as ambassadors to international students
August 24, 2021
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is inviting members of the community to join their AMIGO sponsor program. ...
DLIELC welcomes alumnus Hungarian Air Chief
August 2, 2021
— Historically, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland hosts about 100 international visits every year. These visits welcome high-ranking individuals from all over the world, all in support of the Department of Defense’s mission and security cooperation goals...
DLIELC supports upcoming Puerto Rico Project Language
June 2, 2021
— In 1975, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center began providing English-language training and cultural immersion to U.S. Army trainees who were permanent residents or U.S. citizens from English-as-a-second language communities...
DLIELC mobile training team support to Southeast Asia moves forward
May 26, 2021
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center re-engaged its support of the Indo-Pacific strategy in early April 2021 by deploying Mobile Training Teams to the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense Center for Student Management and Advanced Officer Training (Unit 871) in Hanoi, and the Royal Thai Military Academies and Language Institutes in Bangkok, Thailand...
DLIELC: Fighting through a pandemic
April 29, 2021
— The COVID-19 pandemic is having -- and continues to have -- a devastating effect on the world. It is a global struggle that has touched the livelihoods of many regardless of any factor that would usually be identified as a difference...
37th TRW Rising VI council hosts first immersion tour
March 25, 2021
— The 37th Training Wing Rising VI Council has an ambitious agenda, despite being formed less than a year ago. Several of its members and other base personnel participated in the council’s first immersion tour March 18 in the hopes of being able to network with all mission partners...
DLIELC state-of-the-art labs give international students authentic experience
March 16, 2021
— Three Chadian Air Force personnel are the first Defense Language Institute English Language Center students to take advantage of the newest curriculum at DLIELC. This curriculum, pairing the latest virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology, aims to familiarize international students with English communications during aviation scenarios...
'Fight Through' appropriate theme for 2020 37th TRW annual awards
March 9, 2021
— The 37th Training Wing annual awards for 2020 took place March 5 after Winter Storm Uri forced a two-week delay of the ceremony. The ceremony – part virtual and part in-person – had the appropriate theme of “Fight Through.” ...
Lieutenants at DLIELC first women in Chadian air force to become pilots
December 29, 2020
— A journey begins with a single step, but for two lieutenants from the Republic of Chad air force, that first step was more than 7,100 miles from home...
DLIELC delivers innovative English language training to Army trainees
December 28, 2020
— More than 80 U.S. Army trainees at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, are completing English Language Training, or ELT, without interruption thanks to a partnership between the Defense Language English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and the Army post...
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...