SHARABOT, Afghanistan-- New York Army National Guard Col. Alden Saddlemire (Center), a member of the New York Stability Transition Team, drinks chia(tea) with local leaders here during a shura held on March 21. Saddlemire is flanked by the local governor and police chief and was accompanied by Army Col. Gary Johnson, commander of the 504th Battlefield Survelliance Brigade. Saddlemire and two other members of the New York STT are assigned to work with local officials and NATO and US military units to build governance and police capacity.