NCOA, ALS compete in Academy Olympiad

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  • By Senior Airman Nestor Cruz
  • 18th Wing Public Affairs
Kadena's Erwin Professional Military Education Center pitted students from the NCO Academy against those from the Airman Leadership School in a battle of strength, wits and skill. 

The Academy Olympiad, held March 14, is the first such event between the two schools. At the end of the Olympiad, ALS Talon flight emerged as the champions. 

"The NCO Academy has always conducted an Olympiad for its students, but this is the first time we've had the NCOA students compete against students from ALS," said Master Sgt. Thomas Stiles, Erwin PME Center director of operations. 

"The Olympiad was designed to promote team building and give everyone a chance to have some fun with their classmates," he added. "We'll definitely do this again for future classes." 

The Olympiad consisted of seven events: puzzle relay, physical fitness event, one-mile relay on a skateboard, question-and-answer session, finding the "prisoner" using tap codes, and spelling out human-size words.