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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USS Gerald R Ford Begins Refit at Newport News

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk to make the transit to Newport News Shipyard in support of her Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), a six-month period of modernization, maintenance, and repairs, August 20, 2021. Ford’s PIA was scheduled to serve as the final maintenance phase for the ship prior to her inaugural deployment next year. “Team Wolverine…

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HII Awarded $273 Million U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier and Surface Ship Maintenance Contract

August 10, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Technical Solutions division announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract with a total value of $273 million to support the U.S. Navy’s carrier engineering maintenance assist team, surface engineering maintenance assist team for west coast surface ships, and other maintenance and material readiness programs. “Continuous modernization and sustainment of…

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John C Stennis Arrives at Newport News for RCOH

May 6, 2021 – Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today to start its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) after years of advance planning. “For the last three years, we have planned each step of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) RCOH, including procuring long lead-time…

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HII Achieves Milestone in USS George Washington RCOH

April 16, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division reached a major milestone on the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN 73). Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, sailors ate the first meal prepared in the galley in the nearly three years since it arrived at Newport News. The opening of the crew galley is…

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10th Block V Virginia Class Ordered

March 29, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the shipbuilding team, which includes its Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been awarded a contract modification in support of construction of the 10th Virginia-class Block V submarine. In December 2019, Newport News and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class…

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Submarine New Jersey Pressure Hull Complete Milestone

March 9, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has achieved a milestone in the construction of the submarine New Jersey (SSN 796). The company reached pressure hull complete on Feb. 10, meaning that all of its hull sections were joined to form a single, watertight unit. This is the latest major milestone before the submarine is christened…

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Montana SSN 794 Launched at Newport News

March 3, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794) was launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in October, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier,…

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Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Groundbreaking for 19th Habitat for Humanity Build Project

March 1, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today hosted the groundbreaking for a new home that will be built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, a private gathering was held at the site of the 19th build project to be undertaken by Habitat and shipyard volunteers since the…

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Newport News Obtins John C Stennis RCOH Contract

February 19, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). “We are pleased to be awarded the contract to execute this extensive construction and engineering project,” said Todd West, Newport…

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