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AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’ AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’
Fitted in a frame for preservation, Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan as a “hinomaru yosegaki” and in English as “good luck flags.” “They are known as ‘good luck flags’ because they were signed by friends and family and carried by Japanese WWII soldiers and sailors into battle,” said Jordan, assistant professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here. “This one appears to be stained by sweat and blood.”
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2018
180328-F-NG836-1 Air University wraps up third annual LREC symposium
Air University’s third annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium was held Wednesday and Thursday, here. The event welcomed experts from around the world to talk about the importance of culture and language’s role in airpower. The theme for this year’s symposium was “Cultural Agility,” based on the Air Force Future Operating Concept for 2035, which focuses on operational agility.
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2018
Airmen leaping into a world of language and culture Airmen leaping into a world of language and culture
In recent years, the Department of Defense has emphasized the need to have Airmen who are proficient in foreign languages and culture.Within the Air Force, programs like the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) are designed to train leaders who already possess a second language and are looking to learn more. LEAP began in 2009 and has grown to
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2018
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