The Air Force Culture and Language Center's (AFCLC) Expeditionary Pre-deployment Courses equip Airmen with basic cross-cultural competence skills through online training courses. These courses are mandatory for General Purpose Force (GPF) Airmen assigned to Air Expeditionary Forces (AEF) tempo deployment bands.
The courses are delivered in 2 parts: Basic Deployment Readiness AOR Specific and Basic Deployment Readiness Country Specific. These proficiency training courses are delivered through the Air Forceís Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS).
General Officer Pre-deployment Acculturation Course (GOPAC)
GOPAC is designed to prepare Air Force general officers for key overseas operational and staff assignments, particularly in the Central Command area of operations. GOPAC provides formal, tailored instruction on culture/region with some focus on language/communication skills.
The Air Force Culture and Language Center creates and executes language, region and cultural learning programs for Total Force Airmen, and provides the Service with the subject matter expertise required to institutionalize these efforts.