The Air Force Culture and Language Center was founded at Air University in April 2006. In activating the center, the Air Force embraced the Air Force Chief of Staff's intention to improve Airmen's cross-cultural competence.
In April 2007, the Air Force further demonstrated its commitment to culture learning by selecting cross-cultural competence as the centerpiece of Air University's re-accreditation efforts. In December 2007, the Center was made responsible for culture and language training, as well as education, across the entire Air Force.
The AFCLC's team of highly-qualified military and civilian experts provide the Air Force with a "one-stop shop" for language, region and cultural force development. The AFCLC is part of Air University's Spaatz Center for Officer Education at Maxwell Air Force Base.