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