Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan B. Botts has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

Botts is an assistant operations noncommissioned officer assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served 21 years in the military.

He is the son of Chorlotte Botts of Stanfield, and a 1991 graduate of Hermiston High School.

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