First Steel Cut for Doris Miller (CVN 81) at Newport News

August 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division that marked the first construction milestone in the life of the aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81). During a small ceremony held inside of a manufacturing facility, Thomas Bledsoe, the great nephew of the ship’s namesake, gave the order to “cut that…

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