NAPLES, ITALY — Hospital Corpsman Edgar J. Hernandez, a West High School in Bakersfield graduate, and Hanford native, recently received the Blue Jacket of the Quarter award for 1st Quarter of FY 2018.

Hernandez is a hospital corpsman working in the Department of Medical Services serving at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy.

As a hospital corpsman, Hernandez assists in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Navy people and their families.

The mission of Naval Hospital Naples is to promote, protect and restore the readiness, health and well-being of those in the military. Their vision is to be the best Medical Home away from home.

Hernandez enlisted in the Navy in June 2016 in Bakersfield, and arrived at Naples, Italy, in January 2017.