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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Surviving World War II as a polyglot

Tadeusz Haska’s story reads like a movie straight out of Hollywood. Between his parent’s early deaths, his experiences in World War II Poland and the harrowing escapes he endured, the DLIFLC instructor’s experiences were all frighteningly true.



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Friday, March 22, 2019

Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for if you’re a Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduate! You could easily end up catapulted into a world crisis where leaders are clinging to your every word, making crucial national security decisions based upon the information you provide them.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Three generations at DLIFLC help make history

It’s not often you can say you attended school with your future father-in-law. When Pete Weldon attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language center to study Korean in 1957, he began dating Marcia Houston, only to discover her father, William Houston, was also at DLIFLC, studying Mandarin Chinese.


Friday, March 8, 2019

One man’s journey to freedom in the United States

The words inscribed at the feet of Lady Liberty, “”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…,” might well have been written with someone like Waseem Abdo in mind.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

New barracks on Presidio of Monterey dedicated to fallen Marine

The Marine Corps Detachment hosted a memorialization ceremony March 1 to dedicate its new barracks to a fallen Marine and Defense Language Institute alumnus.


Friday, March 1, 2019

When signals intelligence meets field training

“This is a critical task,” Capt. Hughes explained, “because down range, a lot of our equipment won’t function correctly or we need to enhance it.” For instance, he said, they might be going out into the field where there is low connectivity. “This is the best way to do that for redundancy in communications.”


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day Special: Fellow teachers meet and fall in love at DLI

They say life happens when you make plans. In the case of Michel Ashi and Marah Al-Masri, life happened when they didn’t make plans.