City of Portsmouth renewed as Coast Guard City

Kenneth Wright, City of Portsmouth, Va., mayor, takes a moment to celebrate in Portsmouth, Thursday, April 2, 2015, after Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, Coast Guard 5th District commander, presented Wright with a letter recertifying Portsmouth as an official Coast Guard City for the next five years.  Metruck presented the letter on behalf of Adm. Paul Zukunft, Coast Guard commandant, during a Hampton Roads, Va., Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Kenneth Wright, City of Portsmouth, Va., mayor, takes a moment to celebrate in Portsmouth, Thursday, April 2, 2015, after Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, Coast Guard 5th District commander, presented Wright with a letter recertifying Portsmouth as an official Coast Guard City for the next five years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard presented a letter from Adm. Paul Zukunft, Coast Guard commandant, to the Mayor of Portsmouth Thursday, recertifying the city’s position as an official Coast Guard City.

The City of Portsmouth was renewed as an official Coast Guard City of an additional five years.

Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, Commander of the Coast Guard 5th District presented the letter to Mayor Kenneth Wright during a Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Coast Guard Cities are those cities that have extended considerations and support to Coast Guard members and their dependents.

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