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)

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