Sunday, July 25, 2021

Local Defense Industry News

Huntington Ingalls Industries To Acquire Alion Science and Technology

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries announced recently that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.6 billion in cash from Veritas Capital, subject to customary adjustments. Alion is a high value-added, technology-driven solutions...

F-22 Training Unit Moving To Langley

HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam recently welcomed the decision by the United States Air Force to permanently locate the F-22 Raptor formal training unit (FTU) at Join Base Langley-Eustis. In 2019, Governor Northam joined Virginia’s bi-partisan congressional delegation and General Assembly...

New Chief Information Officer Named At Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Jason Sutton has been promoted to Chief Information Officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21. Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News...

Shipyard Skilled Trades Trainees Wanted

NEWPORT NEWS—Interested in training for a job in the shipbuilding industry? As part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the City of Newport News is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train, and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Officer

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed Vice President, Business Management and Chief Financial Officer for its Technical Solutions division. Gokhale will replace Billy Jahn upon his retirement July 9 and will be responsible...

Ship Repair Facility To Create 119 New Jobs

Lyon Shipyard, a full-service ship repair and industrial service provider, will invest $24.4 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk. The company will add a new marine travel lift and increase the footprint of its waterfront...

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Home For Overhaul

NEWPORT NEWS—The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding to start its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) after years of advanced planning. “For the last three years, we have planned each step of...

Huntington Ingalls Releases First Quarter Profit Statements

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the parent company of the Newport News Shipyard, reported first quarter revenues of $2.3 billion, up less than 1 percent from the first quarter of 2020. Newport News Shipyard’s contribution to HII’s overall revenues including...

Newport News Shipbuilding Expands Apprentice School Programs

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding was certified by the Council for Occupational Education to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs. Beginning in 2023, the school will grant Associate degrees of applied...

Newport News Shipbuilding To Hire More Than 2,200

NEWPORT NEWS—Following layoffs of more than 300 employees and the demotion of approximately 100 managers at the end of February, Newport News Shipbuilding is now ready to fill more than 2,200 positions by the end of 2021. This news came...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $2.9 Billion Contract

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 19, 2021 -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John...

Newport News Shipbuilding Lays Off More than 300 employees

NEWPORT NEWS-More than 300 employees have been let go from Newport News Shipbuilding. In an official statement released on social media on February 26, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin announced that 314 salaried shipbuilders have been laid off. In...

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Christmas In July Event Benefits Local Food Banks

YORKTOWN—The local organization known as Giving Hope in Hampton Roads is dedicated to raising awareness for the needy by holding a crafting event each month. The benefactors change with each event. For July, the Hampton Roads Crafting Event Coordinating Team—which...

Colonial Williamsburg Will Once Again Hold Popular “Ales Through The Ages” Conference

WILLIAMSBURG-Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the history of brews during Colonial Williamsburg’s popular “Ales Through the Ages” conference in November. The hybrid virtual or in-person weekend event is scheduled for November 12-14.  Some of the world’s...

Hampton University Unveils $18 Million Entrepreneur Program

HAMPTON—Hampton University established the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC) in October 2020 thanks to a Department of Education Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant. The grant provides VWIEC with the funding needed to expand the capability and capacity of...