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HII Launches Amphibious Transport Dock

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently announced the successful launch of amphibious transport dock (also known as a Landing Platform Dock or LPD) Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault...

Huntington Ingalls Announces Successful Integration Of Advanced Autonomy Solutions

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division recently announced the successful integration of its advanced autonomy solutions with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy product. The integration of these autonomous capabilities supports complex mission planning and collaboration between unmanned systems. The...

HII Announces New Vice President Of Contracts At Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries announced recently that Matt Mulherin Jr. has been promoted to vice president of contracts at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Mulherin assumed the new role on Monday, January 3, succeeding Christie Thomas, who has been...

Huntington Ingalls Delivers DDG121 To U.S. Navy

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) to the U.S. Navy during a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, November 30. This milestone officially transfers custody from HII to the...

HII Awarded Additional $113.6 Million Advance Procurement Contract For Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $113.6 million to enable long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored At Annual Engineering Conferences

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries announced recently that four employees from across the enterprise received achievement awards during the 2021 Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) National Conference and STEM Career Fair, the largest conference and career fair focused on...

Newport News Shipbuilding Alters Stance On Vaccine Mandates

NEWPORT NEWS—In a letter dated November 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Peters issued a message to employees stating that the federal government’s January 4, 2022 covid vaccine mandate deadline was being suspended. The message also clarified...

New Center In Newport News Will Help Veterans

NEWPORT NEWS- With a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council unveiled its second Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center on November 16. Roughly 85 people were in attendance at the ceremony for the new center,...

Newport News Shipbuilding Suspends Covid Vaccine Requirements

NEWPORT NEWS—On November 16, Huntington Ingalls Industry’s (HII) President and CEO Mike Peters announced in a letter that “with respect to Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding, our customer has confirmed that our contracts do not include a requirement...

Operation Next Advanced Manufacturing Certification Available For Service Members And Spouses In Hampton Roads

LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, in partnership with the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem (MIBE), Old Dominion University, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, and the Community College Workforce Cooperative, recently announced its “Operation Next” advanced...

HII Reports Third Quarter 2021 Revenues

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported third quarter 2021 revenues of $2.3 billion, up 1.0 percent from the third quarter of 2020. Operating income in the third quarter of 2021 was $118 million and operating margin was 5.0 percent, compared...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference

NEWPORT NEWS—Twelve Huntington Ingalls Industries employees were recognized for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the 26th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Both the conference and awards ceremony were hosted virtually Oct. 7-9. Three employees...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...