Staff Sgt. Gulmar Parga, a Squad Leader in the New York Army National Guard's Security Force, Detachment C, stands behind Cpl. Gerald Munroe as his squad prepares to move to a training objective during battle drill rehearsals at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Patriot, Fort Bragg, NC.
The Guard Soldiers are training for deployment to Afghanistan later this spring as part of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, the training and mentoring team for the Afghan national army and police forces. The unit will conduct predeployment training until March.US Army Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning. (RELEASED)