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Newport News Shipbuilding Dedicates Habitat For Humanity Home

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently turned over the keys to the nineteenth home that shipyard volunteers have constructed since 2002 in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. In a ceremony...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Vice President Of Columbia-Class Program

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Brandi Smith has been named vice president of the Columbia-class program at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Smith will succeed Charles Southall, who will retire on July 1 after 35 years...

Newport News Shipbuilding Planning To Hire Thousands

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Shipbuilding recently revealed plans to hire approximately 5,000 people this year to meet the shipbuilding needs of the U.S. Navy. They also plan to hire nearly 21,000 people within the next decade to fulfill orders for...

Huntington Ingalls Reports Newport News Shipbuilding First Quarter 2022 Revenues

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently reported that first quarter 2022 revenues for Newport News Shipbuilding were $1.4 billion, a decrease of $17 million or 1.2 percent from the same period last year. The result is primarily driven by lower...

Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Submarine New Jersey

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that the Virginia-class submarine, New Jersey (SSN 796) was launched into the James River by the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being...

Government Contractor Opening New Space In Poquoson

POQUOSON—Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate, LLC recently announced that Midnight Sun-Centennial Kirratchiaq JV, LLC is expanding. The company recently leased 3,500 square feet of office space at 200 City Hall Ave. in Poquoson. Based in Anchorage, AK, Midnight Sun-Centennial was...

ITA International Awarded $78 Million Task Order

NEWPORT NEWS—ITA International was recently awarded a $78 million, firm-fixed-price task order from the U.S. Air Force to provide support services at multiple locations across the Central Command for the Ninth Air Force (9 AF) Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. 9...

Military-Affiliated Workforce Training Event Scheduled For April 13

SUFFOLK-Operation Next, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, and Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center have joined forces to hold a 757 SkillBridge Open House for transitioning service members who will be separating from the military, active-duty spouses, and reservists from 11am...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Celebrates New Graduates Of The Apprentice School

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently hosted a commencement ceremony for 170 graduates of the company’s Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). The event was held at Liberty Live Church in Hampton. NNS President Jennifer Boykin kicked things off by...

Steelworkers Union And Newport News Shipyard Reach Labor Contract Agreement

NEWPORT NEWS—In a letter dated March 8 from Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin to Newport News Shipbuilding employees, she announced that members of United Steelworkers Local Union #8888 voted 3,678 to 533 to ratify a new 60-month labor...

Public Input Sought On Plans For Fort Monroe Beach

HAMPTON—The area on Fort Monroe known to some as “Dog Beach” could soon be open to the public. Officially called North Beach/Area 4, the 50-acre area is not part of the Fort Monroe National Monument established in 2011 by...

Huntington Ingalls Employees Honored At STEM Conference

NEWPORT NEWS—Seven team members from Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields during the 36th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. Six...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...