Navy Airman Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean C. Hoch (Hootch) will be returning at the end of the year from an eight-month deployment in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and surround on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.

Navy Airman Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean C. Hoch (Hootch) will be returning at the end of the year from an eight-month deployment in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and surround on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. He will finish up his four-year obligation at the Naval Air Station Lamoore in California. He is a graduate of Eureka High School and Meramec Community College in St. Louis. He will be continuing his education using the post-9/11 GI Bill. Hoch is the son of Byron Hoch of Lake Ozark.