517th Training Group

Mission: Develop Airmen and train linguists with analytical and cultural expertise.

Vision: Deliver language-enabled Airmen with the values and military skills needed for operational excellence.

About: The 517th Training Group is a geographically-separated unit located at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. It consists of two squadrons and organic support capabilities to include an Operational Medical Element, Chaplain Corps and other administrative and technical support functions.
The 517th Training Group is integrated within the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and is essential to training over 3,600 multi-service students in 16 different foreign languages in Monterey and up to 65 different languages at DLIFLC’s Washington DC site.
Air Force graduates of DLIFLC serve as Cryptologic Linguists, Foreign Area Officers, presidential translators and OSI agents. Additionally, graduates participate in the Language Enabled Airman Program, the Olmsted Scholar Program, and foreign Professional Military Education and exchange programs.