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May 24, 2012

The amazing race for culture

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Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Richard Walker, 355th Security Forces Squadron, attempts to move a marble 10 feet using chopsticks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Amazing Race held at the golf course here May 11.

More than 40 Desert Lightning Team members gathered at the golf course track to participate in the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month amazing race May 11.

The race was 1.5 miles long and was entered by two-person teams. Each team had to visit the seven stations set up along the track, where they were presented with a cultural challenge from seven Asian-Pacific countries.

To win the challenge teams had to be the first to receive a stamp of completion from each station.

“Teams were given a map, a game sheet and a card, and they could go to any booth in any order to win the race,” said 2nd Lt. Liezl-Anne Sarte, 612th Air Communications Squadron officer-in-charge of the Combined Air and Space Operations Center systems and APAHM committee member.

Activities included a bean bag juggling contest, called Otedama, from Japan and Guam’s Huega, which is throwing a washer into a coconut from five feet away.

“The amazing race was a great opportunity to get outside and learn about other cultures while getting a good workout,” said Airman 1st Class Alyssa Combs, 355th Legal Office paralegal and member of the winning female team. “Our team will definitely be back next year!”

Members of the APAHM committee were on hand at every booth to explain the challenges, give out penalties and ensure task completion.

“We wanted to have a spin on the usual 5k ran during most heritage celebrations,” Sarte said. “The committee decided the most creative and fun way to do this was to emulate the Amazing Race and set up a cultural challenge at each point.”

Awards were given out for first place female team, first place male team and best-dressed team.

“The Amazing Race was a great way to spread awareness about Asian Pacific cultural diversity while getting some good PT in,” Sarte said.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Laura Wagner and Airman 1st Class Alyssa Combs, 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office and the first-place female team of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Amazing Race, strike a winning pose at the golf course track. Awards were given out for first-place female team, first-place male team and best-dressed team.

U.S. Air Force members participate in Tee Look Lor, a game from Thailand where a tire is propelled 50 meters using a bamboo stick, during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Amazing Race.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christie Jones and Tech Sgt. Charity Barnet, 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office, wear matching leis while running the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Amazing Race.




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