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For the joy of teaching, instructor reflects on 50+ years

In 1961 the world was different than it is today. John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, Alan Shepard became the first American…

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 POM Chapel Tree Lighting Ceremony

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – Community members turned out for some holiday cheer during the Presidio’s holiday tree-lighting ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey Chapel Dec. 4. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant, Col. David Chapman was on hand Thursday evening December 4, 2014 at the Presidio of Monterey Chapel to participate in a countdown of the Presidio of Monterey Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Families, friends, and even pets showed up for the event. All were in a festive mood while participating in the countdown and sang Christmas carols while greeting Santa Claus who arrived on a shiny red fire engine. After the lighting ceremony everyone was invited into the Chapel Annex for snacks and drinks, while Santa […]

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Friday, November 14, 2014

DLIFLC Hold 73rd Anniversary Ball

11/15/2014 DLIFLC holds 73rd Anniversary Ball The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its 73rd Anniversary Ball on Nov. 1st, with more than 350 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in attendance. The event, sponsored in part by the DLI Alumni Association and Foundation, was held at the Naval Postgraduate School’s historic Herrmann Hall, in Monterey.The guest speaker for the event was Ambassador Daniel Smith, Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Research from the Department of State.”The Defense Language Institute is a world renowned organization and has no peer when it comes to producing the quality and quantity of linguists,” said Smith, thanking the faculty and staff for their contributions to national security by training some 3,500 students in 23 […]

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Top DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider

10/27/2014 By Natela Cutter DLIFLC Public Affairs Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, says that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is the premier language provider to the Department of Defense, not only for resident instruction but also online foreign language training materials. “When I first came here I thought, ‘well they teach just a little bit of language.’ I have had only a few hours here and I am thoroughly impressed with the in-depth quality and professionalism of what they do here,” said Wright in an interview Oct. 22.”They (DLIFLC) not only teach more than ‘a little bit’ of language, they teach you to be proficient in the language and they teach […]

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey’s newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17. Building 618 is now known as “Cook Hall,” in memory of Marine Corps Col. Donald G. Cook. The building was officially opened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the building followed by a dedication ceremony inside. During the ribbon-cutting event, Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Paul Fellinger, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr and Cook’s son Thomas Cook cut the ceremonial ribbon. Then, at the end of the dedication event, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. David Chapman and Farr and […]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Ready & Resilient Campaign

09/05/2014 DLIFLC and Presidio of Monterey kick off Ready and Resilient campaign The Presidio of Monterey kicked its Ready and Resilient wellness campaign Sept. 4 with the signing of a suicide prevention proclamation, a buddy pledge, a prayer for the fallen, and a moment of silence.The proclamation and buddy pledge was signed by Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. David Chapman and Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Paul Fellinger, accompanied by DLIFLC Command Sgt. Maj. Matildo Coppi and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Wynn.“What is the essence of this day today?” asked rhetorically Chapman. “After nearly 13 years of conflict and the continuous deployment of our service members into harm’s way, the Army, and other Services, realized […]

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The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., says the future of the military lies in better education, more cultural awareness and language skills training, and the ability to prevent conflict and shape outcomes that lead to peaceful solutions. (Photo by Natela Cutter)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Combined Arms Center general says
the need for linguists will grow

09/11/2014 By Natela Cutter DLIFLC Public Affairs MONTEREY, Calif., – The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., says the future of the military lies in better education, more cultural awareness and language skills training, and the ability to prevent conflict and shape outcomes that lead to peaceful solutions.”We are going to look to do interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (activities) and so the need for linguists is going to increase, and certainly the need for cultural understanding is critical,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug. 21 where he observed service members studying Turkish and Urdu.”Right now we have Soldiers deployed in 152 countries around the […]

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