• BAGHDAD - "It's a big re-enlistment, I can say I re-enlisted in Sadr City," said Staff Sgt. Martin Williams (right), of Portsmouth, Va. "I think Sadr City itself will go down in history, so you know, I can actually talk about it...to the grandkids or wife or whatever." Capt. James Guggenheim (left), gave the oath of re-enlistment to Williams, an intelligence analyst, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Joint Security Station Sadr City, June 1.

    BAGHDAD - "It's a big re-enlistment, I can say...

    BAGHDAD - "It's a big re-enlistment, I can say I re-enlisted in Sadr City," said Staff Sgt. Martin Williams (right), of Portsmouth, Va. "I think Sadr City itself will go down in history, so you know, I can actually talk about it...to the grandkids or...

  • BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams, an intelligence analyst from Portsmouth, Va., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives a speech after re-enlisting for another four years in the Army at Joint Security Station Sadr City, June 1. One of the reasons Williams said he re-enlisted is that he gets "...paid to do stuff people would normally have to pay to do."

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams, an...

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams, an intelligence analyst from Portsmouth, Va., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives a speech after re-enlisting...

  • BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams (left), an intelligence analyst from Portsmouth, Va., and Capt. James Guggenheim (right), from Denver, salute during Williams' re-enlistment ceremony at Joint Security Station Sadr City, June 1. Both Soldiers are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. According to Williams, who has been in the military for six years already, he re-enlisted for a choice of duty station in England, additional college and a tax-free bonus. "I get paid to do it and see new things," said Williams about his job. "Also, I advance in my job set while taking advantage of school; [Army career counselors] look out for you."

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams (left), an...

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Martin Williams (left), an intelligence analyst from Portsmouth, Va., and Capt. James Guggenheim (right), from Denver, salute during Williams' re-enlistment ceremony at Joint Security Station Sadr City, June 1. Both Soldiers are...

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