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Spc. Lingo retires from DLIFLC, embarks on new mission

Spc. Lingo retired from the Army Dec. 6, after three years of faithful service to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center as the institute’s mascot.



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Friday, September 21, 2012

Russian linguists support naval exercise

MONTEREY, Calif. – U.S. military Russian linguists who work for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency are known throughout the entire Department of Defense as the best interpreters in DoD. “We’ve had that reputation for quite some time and we’ve worked hard making sure that we maintain that reputation,” shared Tech Sgt. Gennadiy Treyger. Treyger, and three other graduates of the DTRA – Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s Russian program, interpreted between Russian and U.S. service members during RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2012, the largest international maritime warfare exercise. This was Russia’s first time participating in the five-week biennial event and they sent two support ships and a destroyer, the Russian Federation Ship Panteleyev. The exercise took place in […]


Thursday, September 20, 2012

DLIFLC student recognized with Silver Star

MONTEREY, Calif- Air Force Maj. Joshua M. Hallada, currently a student at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, was recognized with the Silver Star for his bravery in flying a helicopter rescue mission April 23, 2011, in Afghanistan. Hallada was honored for a second time Aug. 29 at DLIFLC, in front of the 547th Training Group, composed of young Airmen and fellow language students. DLIFLC Assistant Commandant, Col. Laura Ryan, introduced Hallada not only as a remarkable individual for his bravery, but as one who would not take credit for his own actions without the recognition of his team members who were equally responsible for the rescue mission’s success. On that day in April, Hallada was the flight lead […]


Friday, September 7, 2012

DLIFLC students participate in new Moroccan immersion

MONTEREY, Calif. – Beginning in March of this year, students studying Modern Standard Arabic at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center were given the opportunity to spend four weeks in Morocco, DLIFLC’s newest immersion destination. One of the first classes to go was a group of three Marines and five Soldiers who spent their time living with host families and attending a language institute during the month of June in the capital, Rabat. “It was immensely beneficial, because it was kind of a gut check … Even if you went home there really wasn’t any escape from using the language,” recalled Spc. John Dixon, one of the students who participated in the immersion, when asked about living with a […]


Friday, September 7, 2012

Three military legislative assistants visit DLIFLC

MONTEREY, Calif. – Three Military Legislative Assistants from Washington D.C. visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug. 28, in an effort to find out more about the Institute’s foreign language mission. “The group was impressed with the students’ abilities during the classroom observation and were very pleased with DLI’s online (language) offerings,” said DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick, who hosted Will Goodman representing Sen. Patrick Leahy, Adam Goodwin, from Sen. Pat Murray’s office, and Ms. Michelle Lenihan, representing Sen. Dick Durbin. Visitors received a command briefing, observed a Persian-Farsi classroom in action, and watched distance learning and online product demonstrations. The MLAs also had an opportunity to eat lunch with students from each of the services and […]


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pashto linguist deploys with cultural team

MONTEREY, Calif. – After a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009, Sgt. Janiece Marquez decided she not only wanted to return for a second tour, she wanted to experience the country in an entirely different way. Marquez reenlisted so she could attend the Basic Pashto Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. After graduating in 2010, she proceeded to compete for a slot in a cultural unit deploying to Afghanistan. “I do think that our team was one of the most successful because of our language capability and our size,” said Marquez, who was the only Soldier well-versed in Pashto. These abilities allowed her and her partner to split up during missions and build relations separate […]


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