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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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  • Signs of progress?

    Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of the city's more troubled neighborhoods — those most in need of our attention.
  • Patrick brings Congressional campaign to Newport News

    Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in the November election, took her campaign to the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding, She spoke to shipyard workers about raising the minimum wage, tax breaks for the middle...

    Reader feedback Sept. 19: Suffolk Marine killed in Afghanistan, lack of workers in skilled trades, car hits Waffle House

    Suffolk Marine killed on duty in Afghanistan Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, a Marine from Suffolk, died Monday in Herat province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Tammy Smithley Dorsey: Very...

    Next Virginia-class submarine will honor Vermont

    The Navy broke with tradition when it named a Virginia-class submarine for a person: former senator John Warner. Having recently christened the Warner, the service has returned to its practice of naming Virginia-class boats for states. Vermont gets...

    Stock rising at Huntington Ingalls Industries

    Budget cuts are still in the Pentagon's future, but that hasn't stopped investors from being bullish on Huntington Ingalls Industries. The share price of stock in the shipbuilding giant reached a new one-year high Wednesday, according to a press release...