Members of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team prepare to depart their Forward Operating Base at Fort Bragg, N.C. for predeployment convoy training on Feb 20, 2008. The Soldiers are part of more than 1,400 troops from the brigade supporting Operation Enduring Freedom later this spring. The troops will deploy and provide mentoring and training for Afghan army and police forces as part of the Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Smith (RELEASED).