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Saturday's keel-laying a long time coming for Newport News shipyard

Saturday's keel-laying a long time coming for Newport News shipyard

Newport News Shipbuilding will stage a keel-laying ceremony Saturday for the future USS John F. Kennedy, which will become the second Ford-class aircraft carrier to enter the fleet. This moment has been a long time coming, and while it won't be open to the public, anyone with an Internet connection can watch. A webcast of the ceremony will be available at www.thefordclass.com. Follow @HIIndustries for live updates, and be part of the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the "hashtag" #JFKCVN79. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. The keel-laying comes less than three months after Huntington Ingalls Industries, the shipyard's parent company, received...

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