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Always Good Ships

Newport News Shipbuilding has for more than 135 years built ships that have served the nation in peace and war, in times of adversity and in times of abundance. The legacy of “Always Good Ships,” includes the design, construction, overhaul and repair of more than 800 ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers.

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Jennifer Boykin

President, Newport News Shipbuilding and Executive Vice President, HII

Jennifer Boykin is president of Newport News Shipbuilding and executive vice president of HII in Newport News, Virginia. Named to this position in 2017, she is the 20th person and the first woman to serve as president of the Newport News shipyard, which was founded in 1886 and has approximately $4 billion in annual revenues.

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Note: The six minute video that begins the ceremonial keel laying for Arkansas (SSN 800) includes copyrighted materials from HII/Newport News Shipbuilding and others.

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