City of Portsmouth renewed as Coast Guard City

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. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard...

Barbecue, bicycling, art, tours mark Portsmouth Coast Guard City Celebration

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and the City of Portsmouth celebrated the service’s 221st birthday and their long mutual history with a variety of events here that concluded Saturday. Included in the schedule of the Portsmouth Coast Guard City Celebration were the First Responders BBQ and Slaw Throwdown on Thursday, a Coast Guard Art and Aviation exhibit on Thursday and Friday, and a 100-mile...