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NEWS RELEASE | Officials respond to fire at DLI facility, no injuries, minimal damage reported
March 3, 2023

Language center students, instructors go the distance with distance learning
April 1, 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic generated rapid growth and innovation at DLIELC, with the team being afforded the opportunity to test the implementation of open source and government technologies to continue their mission of language education, despite geographical separation for faculty and students. Until two weeks ago, all of DLIELC’s academic instruction was conducted in a classroom setting using printed books. Distance learning had never been part of the DLIELC framework, until now.

Defense Language Institute preps potential international coalition pilots
April 10, 2019
A student at the Defense Language Institute at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas uses a Simulated Environment Realistic Air Traffic Control, or SERA. SERA is a voice-prompted aviation simulation software students use to practice a variety of maneuvers like takeoffs and maintaining air speeds while communicating to the tower in English. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker)

Defense Language Institute: Building a bridge with English
March 28, 2019

JBSA-Lackland civilian honored with 2018 Visionary Leadership award
November 1, 2018
Kathleen A. Carraway

New Reid Health Services Center provides one-stop service
September 14, 2018
The 59th Medical Wing celebrated the opening of the new Reid Health Services Center facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 13 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The new Reid Clinic incorporates functions from four buildings into one, consisting of 19 departments, and will serve approximately 86,000 patients per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

The AMIGO program builds U.S. cultural interoperability
August 15, 2018
The 637th International Support Squadron (ISS) has been front and center as part of the Defense Language Institute and the 37th Training Wing when it comes to reaching out to international students, making them feel welcomed through the American Members of International Goodwill to Others program, or AMIGO.

IAAFA students benefit from opportunity to learn English
January 20, 2018
Airman Laura Mendez Murcia (right) displays her English class certification of completion during an Inter-American Air Force Academy ceremony held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in December 2017. The Colombian aircraft technician student was accompanied by her English class instructor Staff Sgt. Emanuel Martinez Gomez, a volunteer instructor for the course.

International Airman Leadership School set to launch
October 21, 2017
Master Sgt. Amy Ferraro-Rodriguez, 837th Training Squadron instructor, provides professional military education training to international and civil service students during an International Airman Leadership School course Oct. 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Inter-American Air Forces Academy. The IALS teaches the same course imparted to military personnel in the grade of senior airman and staff sergeant or E-5 equivalent in the United States Air Force Total Force. This course is the foundational step in the professional development as it prepares individuals to assume greater leadership and responsibilities.

DLIELC manager ensures smooth partner nation in-country English language training
September 26, 2017
From left to right: Col. Roy W. Collins, 37th Training Wing commander, Lt. Col. Aaron J. Franklin, 637th International Support Squadron commander, Katie Carraway, Defense Language Institute English Learning Center overseas program manager, and Maj. Gen.  Robert D. LaBrutta, commander of the Second Air Force, pose for a photo May 8, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Carraway, who conducts site surveys with partner nation in-country English language training programs and makes specific recommendations to strengthen them, was honored for being selected as the 2016 Air Force International Affairs Excellence awardee.

Defense Language Institute instructors recognized for safety campaign
August 19, 2017
(From left to right) Defense Language Institute instructors David Britton, Chad Hamilton, Chad Kallauner, Reza Keivanzadeh, Carole Franki, and Earl Gaston pose for a group photo with their awards Aug. 4, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The instructors each received an award for an eternal safety campaign they held in conjunction with their 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety brief. Keivanzadeh received a trophy for having the highest unit participation.

Afghan Ministry of Interior Awards Medal to Defense Language Institute
June 7, 2017
The Afghanistan Homeland Security Service Medal was awarded to a member of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center staff as a token of appreciation for his exceptional meritorious leadership and performance of duty on behalf of the Afghan Ministry of Interior.