, Muskogee, OK

February 9, 2013

Military — Spec. Randy W. Nichols

— Army Spec. Randy W. Nichols 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.

Nichols is a rifleman assigned to the Fourth Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He has served in the military for six years.

Nichols, a 2005 graduate of Broken Arrow High School, is the son of Annie Nichols of Broken Arrow. His wife, Brooklyn, is the daughter of Tom and Donna Presnell of Fort Gibson.