The mission of the 517th Training Group is 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 TRG is located at the Presidio of Monterey. It is the newest of the 17th Training Wing's four groups and consists of two squadrons, the 311th Training Squadron and the 314th Training Squadron.
The 517th TRG is integrated within the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and is essential to training over 3,600 students in 24 different foreign languages.
Air Force graduates of DLIFLC serve everywhere from 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.
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