Coast Guard members participate in event at baseball game in Norfolk, VA

Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Adwoa Hendricks, command master chief, 5th Coast Guard District, dances with the Norfolk Tides’ mascot Rip Tide at the annual Coast Guard Night celebration at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 4, 2017. Coast Guard members throughout Hampton Roads attended the baseball game and participated in community outreach activities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki)

Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Adwoa Hendricks, command master chief, 5th Coast Guard District, dances with the Norfolk Tides’ mascot Rip Tide at the annual Coast Guard Night celebration at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard members participated in the Norfolk Tides’ Coast Guard Night event in Norfolk, Virginia, Friday.

Coast Guard personnel, recruiters and auxiliarists from throughout Hampton Roads participated in pre-game ceremonies and provided informational displays to the public at the annual event at Harbor Park.

During the pre-game ceremonies, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, commander, 5th Coast Guard District, conducted a swearing-in ceremony for new Coast Guard recruits.

Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander, Coast Guard Force Readiness Command, threw the first pitch.

The Norfolk Tides host a Coast Guard Night event each year to celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday and honor Coast Guardsmen serving in Hampton Roads.

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