Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter A. Arbeit 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.

Arbeit is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noncommissioned officer assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for 20 years.

His wife, Tonya, is the daughter of Harold Adams of North Augusta.

The sergeant first class is a 1986 graduate of Carver High School, Columbus, Ga.

Arbeit returns from overseas deployment