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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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  • Essay: Finding the courage to admit addiction

    When "Rachel" was 16 years old, she took her first steps toward her dream job when she began learning to fly a plane. Now 35, Rachel enjoys her career as a commercial pilot, but there was a time when she risked losing the position she worked toward for years.
  • UPDATE: Newport News police arrest man in connection with car break-ins near shipyard

    UPDATE: Newport News police arrest man in connection with car break-ins near shipyard
    Update: Newport News police have arrested 27-year-old Keith Tyrone Sykes in connection with a string of car break-ins near Newport News Shipbuilding.  Sykes turned himself in at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police spokesman MPO Donald Watt....

    Man, 34, arrested in Hampton attempted robbery

    Man, 34, arrested in Hampton attempted robbery
    A man was arrested in Newport News in connection to an attempted robbery in Hampton Friday night. Just after 9:45 p.m., Hampton police officers were called to the 3000 block of Kecoughtan Road, where a 34-year-old Hampton man told them that someone...

    Crew of submarine USS Von Steuben plans reunion in Newport News

    Former crew members of the submarine USS Von Steuben are marking a couple of special anniversaries in 2014. This year is both the 50th anniversary of its commissioning at Newport News Shipbuilding and 20 years since its decommissioning. With that in...

    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...