Mission & Vision
To train Airmen as linguists, develop airmen skills, and instill Air Force Values. Airmen are not only taught a language, but also the values and military skills necessary to excel as Airmen and linguists.
The 517th Training Group includes:
The 311th Training Squadron and the 314th Training Squadron, located at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
The 517th Training Group, a geographically-separated unit located at the Presidio of Monterey, is part of the Air Force intelligence training pipeline and is responsible for training Air Force linguists. The group is integrated within the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, which trains over 3,600 military, interagency, and international students in 24 different foreign languages annually. The 517th Training Group has an average daily student population of approximately 1,300 Air Force students.