Air Force Captain participates in American Ninja Warrior competition

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, waits to begin the military edition, American Ninja Warrior challenge that aired July 6, 2015. Green said she will never forget the experience. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, waits to begin the military edition, American Ninja Warrior challenge that aired July 6, 2015. Green said she will never forget the experience. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, participates in a physical training session at Robins AFB, June 24, 2015 in preparation for her participation in a military edition of American Ninja Warrior. Green grew up doing gymnastics and enjoys testing her strength, balance and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, participates in a physical training session at Robins AFB, June 24, 2015 in preparation for her participation in a military edition of American Ninja Warrior. Green grew up doing gymnastics and enjoys testing her strength, balance and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, focuses on not falling during the quintuplet steps obstacle during the military edition, American Ninja Warrior challenge that aired July 6, 2015. Green trained five days a week at a ninja warrior and rock climbing gym to prepare herself. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, focuses on not falling during the quintuplet steps obstacle during the military edition, American Ninja Warrior challenge that aired July 6, 2015. Green trained five days a week at a ninja warrior and rock climbing gym to prepare herself. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, works on her strength and agility June 24, 2015, at Robins, AFB. Green recently participated in Air Force testing to determine the gender neutral physical testing standards for newly opened combat career fields to women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released)

Air Force Capt. Kali Green assigned to the 24th Air Force, 5th Combat Communication Group, works on her strength and agility June 24, 2015, at Robins, AFB. Green recently participated in Air Force testing to determine the gender neutral physical testing standards for newly opened combat career fields to women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- LACKLAND, San Antonio -- Not only is this Robins Air Force Base, Georgia Airman a combat skills instructor, but she is a "Ninja Warrior." She participated in the Air Force in the American Ninja Warrior challenge that highlighted military personnel that aired on NBC July 6, 2015.

Capt. Kali Green a flight commander assigned to the 24th Air Force's, 5th Combat Communication's Group, used her position at the combat readiness school, where her and her team provide combat skills training to more than 500 Combat Communications, Active, Guard and Reserve Airmen, as preparation for the timed obstacle course.

"Ensuring our guys get the training that they need to get the job done downrange is our priority," Green said. "We provide life-saving skills, and the guys in the 5th CCG are our family, by providing them the best technical and combat skills training possible, we are doing our part in making sure they are as well prepared as possible to handle whatever situation they may face downrange.

Our units are on a 72-hour Prepared To Deploy Order, so we have to be ready any time to deploy anywhere worldwide," Capt. Green said.

This is where she attained her abilities which enabled her to participate in the American Ninja Warrior challenge.

Green lives the warrior ethos every day, epitomized by her participation in American Ninja Warrior, said Commander of 5th CCG, Col. Keith Mueller.

"Her hard-charging work ethic extends beyond just her responsibilities within the 5th Combat Communications Group," Mueller said. "She applies that same dedication to her physical training every day, on weekends traveling two hours to the closest ninja warrior and rock climbing gyms to train."

Green defines warrior as someone with determination to push through whatever challenge or obstacle one faces, and keep pushing until you've achieved your goal or objective.

"Who doesn't want to be on American Ninja Warrior?" Green asked. "I grew up doing gymnastics and when a close friend brought me to a local Ninja Warrior training gym, it was a playground. All the different obstacles test you in many different avenues from strength, balance, to agility.

"The challenge to conquer different obstacles like the Salmon ladder and Warped Wall kept me coming back to see what I could achieve and push myself to a new level," she added. "So, when I was told that I had a shot at being on American Ninja Warrior, I jumped on it."

Green said competing on ANW was truly an awesome opportunity.

"There is so much excitement and energy in the air," she said. "All the ninja have a very positive vibe and are so support, so as a newbie it was great to have that camaraderie."

Green added she wasn't able to complete the course.

"My hands slipped off the cargo net," she said. "I was super-disappointed as I've done that obstacle before. Yet, as you can see, even the pros slip up on the 'easier' obstacles, so it happens to the best of us," Capt. Green said.

The ninja community is amazing and full of motivating and inspirational individuals, said Green.

"The experience is one I will never forget," she said. "Plus, with it being a military special, it was great to be able to go out, have fun, and conquer this course with all of our sister service members."