• NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry react to a simulated car bomb detonation after entering a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry react to a simulated car bomb detonation after entering a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A Soldier from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, role-playing as an Afghan army soldier, provides overwatch for New York Army National Guard partner Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry through a mock village battle here Oct. 9. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A Soldier from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, role-playing as an Afghan army soldier, provides overwatch for New York Army National Guard partner Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry through...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry maneuver through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry maneuver through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from a rooftop for fellow troops maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from a rooftop for fellow troops maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from a rooftop for fellow troops maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from a rooftop for fellow troops maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from his vehicle turret for fellow troopers maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from his vehicle turret for fellow troopers maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provide overwatch for fellow troopers entering a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provide overwatch for fellow troopers entering a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry maneuvers through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry maneuvers through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A Soldier from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, role-playing as an Afghan army soldier, provides overwatch for the maneuver of New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry through a mock village here Oct. 9. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A Soldier from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, role-playing as an Afghan army soldier, provides overwatch for the maneuver of New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from his vehicle turret for fellow troopers maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " A New York Army National Guard Soldier from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides overwatch from his vehicle turret for fellow troopers maneuvering through a mock village here Oct. 9 during...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare to enter a mock village here Oct. 9 during training. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides...

  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry enter a mock village here Oct. 9 under the watchful eye of a controller/trainer. The NTC training rotation, through late October, provides Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise stresses leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.  The controller/trainers provide feedback, additional training and guidance to help the unit improve in all its battle tasks. The unit, based in Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training here as part of its preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.  U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, NY Army National Guard. (RELEASED)

    National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry enter a mock village here Oct. 9 under the watchful eye of a controller/trainer. The NTC training rotation, through late...

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- More than 2,000 members of the New York Army National Guard deployed here for a month-long annual training as Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare troops for a deployment to Afghanistan.

The 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is headquartered in Syracuse and has elements across New York, is joined by infantrymen from the South Carolina Army National Guard's 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry.

The Soldiers will train at Fort Irwin as part of the unit's preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. About 1,500 of the New York Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy along with the 4-118th Infantry from South Carolina. The other Soldiers will support their training.

The Soldiers participating in the training come from armories across western New York, the Hudson Valley, the Utica area, and Long Island and New York City.

A small contingent providing support to the training units comes from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters in Troy and National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Latham.

The training, conducted at the NTC through late October, will provide Soldiers from the brigade, along with a battalion from the South Carolina Army National Guard, with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise will stress leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment.

The NTC trains units by conducting force-on-force and live-fire training across the spectrum of conflict, using a live-virtual-constructive training model. The National Guard Soldiers will confront a highly lethal and capable Opposing Force and the entire exercise will be controlled by an expert and experienced Operations Group.

The NTC maneuver area has multiple urban operations sites and portrays the complexity and human dimension of the modern battlefield.

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