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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • Newport News shipyard exec apologizes for 'liberal leave' directive

    Newport News shipyard exec apologizes for 'liberal leave' directive
    The president of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday apologized for a "well-intended, but wrong" directive that classified painters as essential personnel required to work during snowstorms.
  • Trying to encourage women to become engineers

    WASHINGTON Jennifer Boykin broke some stereotypes when she was young. She was the first girl to play Little League baseball in St. Louis. She excelled in math and science, encouraged by her father, an engineer for an aerospace company. When she earned a...

    More than 1,500 have signed up for One City Marathon, other races

    More than 1,500 have signed up for One City Marathon, other races
    The inaugural One City Marathon is about three weeks away, and more than 1,500 people are signed up to run in the three races. The city is projecting at least 2,000 runners total for all events, plus thousands more cheering them on, said Telly...

    Crime & Legal Issues: Two sworn in as Newport News judges

    Newport News' newest judges — Bryant L. Sugg and Christopher W. Papile — were sworn in to the city's bench Friday in a courtroom investiture ceremony at Newport News Circuit Court. Both Sugg and Papile have been serving in their new roles...

    Huntington Ingalls division in Mississippi in competition for oiler ship

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, known for building prominent U.S. warships, is now angling to construct a new class of oiler, a Navy workhorse that supplies front-line ships at sea. A recent Congressional Research Service report outlines what lies...