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Look at what’s happening across HII for the week of Jan. 13, 2022
News You Need to Know
HII Shakes Hands at SNA
HII welcomed Navy and congressional VIPs in person into the HII booth at 34th annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Crystal City, Virginia, where the ship models, videos and representatives showcased HII’s active support of our customers and contributions to U.S. national security.
The symposium brings together leading experts and decision makers from the military, industry and Congress to discuss how the surface force is a critical element of national defense and security in an era of great power competition.
U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., speaks with employees at the HII booth during the 2022 Surface Navy Association Symposium.
Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro (right) visits the HII booth at the Surface Navy Association Symposium.
Did you know:
– The centennial anniversary of U.S. aircraft carriers is approaching on March 20. HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has built every U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the history of the fleet, the first of which was Enterprise (CVN 65).
– HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division currently has four DDG 51 Flight III ships in production, including Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128), Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129) and George M. Neal (DDG 131).
– HII’s Technical Solutions division has delivered more than 600 unmanned underwater vehicles to customers in 30 countries worldwide.
Ads such as this one were used during the SNA Symposium to highlight the longstanding relationship HII has with its defense customers.
News That's Good to Know
Launching Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29)
Ingalls Shipbuilding recently translated and launched amphibious assault ship Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29)
Watch this time-lapse video of the ship as it moves from Ingalls’ rail car system onto a floating dry dock and into the water.
Truly and Fairly Laid
The crew of Montana (SSN 794) recently affixed a steel plate that include the initials of Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior and ship’s sponsor, to the Virginia-class submarine.
Montana is undergoing construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. It was launched in the James River last year.
Read more about the milestone in Currents.
Way to Go
Standout ED&I Champions Honored
Newport News Shipbuilding honored a group of standout Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion champions during a virtual ceremony last week.
The celebration recognized Paula Young, who was named ED&I Champion of the Year for 2021, and 13 other nominees.
Upcoming MLK events
► Newport News Shipbuilding is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually instead of the traditional in-person event. A video will be released for all employees via MyNNS and the NNS to Go app Friday, Jan. 14. Download the NNS to Go app in the Apple Store or Google Play.
► The Ingalls Shipbuilding African American Shipbuilders Association employee resource group is a proud sponsor of the Martin Luther King Parade and Battle of the Bands at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. Shipbuilders and their families are encouraged to attend this family friendly celebration on Sunday, Feb. 6.