Sgt. Rudy Hernandez, a flight medic with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, receives a baseball after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the High Desert Mavericks baseball game June 14.
Mavericks pitcher Willy Kesler caught the throw that Hernandez made. Hernandez is the National Training Center and Fort Irwin noncommissioned officer of the year for fiscal year 2012. The Mavericks celebrated the Army's birthday with Soldiers and family members of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center.