Airmen, NCOs conquer ropes course
By Chief Master Sgt. Pamela Geberth, 137 ARW Command Chief
/ Published October 26, 2011
November, 2011 -- Members of the 137th Air Refueling Wing participated in the 3rd Annual Ropes course challenge Sept. 14, at Camp Shiloh in Oklahoma City.
Airmen and non-commissioned officers, totaling 27 members all together, joined to learn about each other and to practice team and confidence building skills. The full-day course began at 8 a.m. with warm-up exercises and then team-building games and challenges.
Just prior to lunch, the group assembled and began to face what most folks came for, the challenging high ropes course. What seemed to cause the most trouble was climbing the faith pole. This involved climbing to the top of a 40-foot telephone pole, standing on top of it, then jumping and holding on to webbing before slowly being lowered back to the ground. Not exactly an easy feat.
By the end of the day, everyone seemed to come away with new perspectives, bonds and friendships. The ropes course challenge is scheduled to occur every year.