TIKRIT, Iraq — Fifteen 1st Infantry Division soldiers re-enlisted Saturday at a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Danger, near Tikrit, according to a 1st ID press release.
The ceremony was officiated by U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. B.B. Bell. All the re-enlisting soldiers received a tax-free, lump sum bonus.
In addition, Bell promoted twin brothers at the ceremony, the release said.
Bell promoted Staff Sgts. Leon and Levon Franklin, both of whom work in the 1st Infantry Division personnel section.
The brothers have shared duty stations since basic training and have been with the Big Red One for nearly four years, the release said.