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Reserve C-17 pilots represent U.S. in CIOR Military Competition

From left, Maj. Mike Masuda, C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, zeroes his pistol with Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning during the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

From left, Maj. Mike Masuda, C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, zeroes his pistol with Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning during the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Team USA Military stands fast during the opening ceremonies the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria. Two Reserve C-17 pilots – Maj. Peter Grossenbach, from the 728th Airlift Squadron, and Maj. Mike Masuda, from the 313th Airlift Squadron – represented Team USA Military during the annual international military pentathlon competition Aug. 2. Grossenbach represented the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. Masuda rejoined his team for another bout, this time competing in the experienced category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Team USA Military stands fast during the opening ceremonies the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria. Two Reserve C-17 pilots – Maj. Peter Grossenbach, from the 728th Airlift Squadron, and Maj. Mike Masuda, from the 313th Airlift Squadron – represented Team USA Military during the annual international military pentathlon competition Aug. 2. Grossenbach represented the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. Masuda rejoined his team for another bout, this time competing in the experienced category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

From left, Maj. Mike Masuda, C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, and Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning listens while Staff Sgt. Matthew Gaddy, also a teammate, briefs the plan for the orienteering competition during the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

From left, Maj. Mike Masuda, C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, and Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning listens while Staff Sgt. Matthew Gaddy, also a teammate, briefs the plan for the orienteering competition during the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Mike Masuda (right), C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, assists Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning during the land obstacle competition at the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Mike Masuda (right), C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, assists Team USA Military teammate Col. Scott Banning during the land obstacle competition at the annual international military pentathlon competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, performs pistol training during the Team USA Military training camp in Burlington, Vermont, in July. After trying out and qualifying for the team, Grossenbach went on to compete in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, Aug. 3-9. He represented the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Maj. Mike Masuda)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, performs pistol training during the Team USA Military training camp in Burlington, Vermont, in July. After trying out and qualifying for the team, Grossenbach went on to compete in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, Aug. 3-9. He represented the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Maj. Mike Masuda)

Maj. Mike Masuda (left rear), C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, prepares to compete in the swimming obstacle competition with Team USA Military teammates Col. Scott Banning (front left) and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gaddy (middle) in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military pentathlon competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Mike Masuda (left rear), C-17 pilot with the 313th Airlift Squadron, prepares to compete in the swimming obstacle competition with Team USA Military teammates Col. Scott Banning (front left) and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gaddy (middle) in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After winning the gold medal last year in the novice category, Masuda rejoined his team for another bout in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military pentathlon competition. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, plans the first leg of the orienteering competition during the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After trying out and qualifying for Team USA Military, Grossenbach went on to represent the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, plans the first leg of the orienteering competition during the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After trying out and qualifying for Team USA Military, Grossenbach went on to represent the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach (right), C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, pauses for a photo with his teammates 2nd Lt Student Tanali Karmeniemi (left), from Finland, and 2nd Lt Oceane Paul (middle), from France, during the orienteering competition at the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After trying out and qualifying for Team USA Military, Grossenbach went on to represent the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Peter Grossenbach (right), C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, pauses for a photo with his teammates 2nd Lt Student Tanali Karmeniemi (left), from Finland, and 2nd Lt Oceane Paul (middle), from France, during the orienteering competition at the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, or CIOR, military competition in Shumen, Bulgaria, last month. After trying out and qualifying for Team USA Military, Grossenbach went on to represent the U.S. as part of an international team and won third place in the novice category. The pentathlon consists of: pistol shooting, rifle shooting, 500-meter land obstacle course, 50-meter water obstacle course, and up to a 15-kilometer orienteering, or land-navigation, event that also encompasses combat first aid. According to the CIOR Web site, the competition focuses on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists. (Courtesy photo)