HII is a proud Diamond sponsor of the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) conference on Feb. 9-11, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. During the conference, HII will be honoring our award winners, networking with participants in our hospitality suite and career fair booth, and conducting interviews for on-the-spot job offers. Jennifer Boykin, president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, will be speaking at the Technology Recognition Event on Feb. 10.

Opportunities to network with us:

Friday Feb. 10

  • Resume Writing Room & Lounge
  • Career Fair – Discover the impact of innovation in our HII Mobile Experience
  • Networking/Hospitality Suite

Saturday Feb. 11

  • Resume Writing Room & Lounge
  • Career Fair – Discover the impact of innovation in our HII Mobile Experience

Our Ingalls Shipbuilding division will be interviewing for entry-level 1 Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineers.

Engineer Mechanical 1 

Engineer Electrical 1 

Our Mission Technologies division will be interviewing for entry-level 1 Electrical, Mechanical, and Test Operations engineers.

Our Newport News Shipbuilding division will be interviewing for entry-level 1 Electrical, Electromechanical, Material Process, Mechanical, Software, Structural, Systems Test, and Welding engineers.

Black Engineer of the Year Awards 2023

CEREMONIAL KEEL LAYING

Newport News Shipbuilding held a ceremonial keel laying for Arkansas (SSN 800) on Saturday, Nov. 19, to celebrate the symbolic beginning of the U.S. Navy submarine’s construction. The ship’s sponsors are the six women of the historic group known as the Little Rock Nine, the first African American students to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, during desegregation.

During the ceremony, NNS honored all nine members, including the three men. NNS welders etched an historic six sets of initials of the Little Rock Nine onto metal plates, signifying the keel of SSN 800 as being “truly and fairly laid.” The metal plates will remain affixed to the U.S. Navy submarine throughout its life.

REPLAY COVERAGE

About the Submarine

Arkansas (SSN 800) is the 27th boat in the Virginia-class, a program recognized by the U.S. Navy as a model of efficiency and quality. Virginia-class submarines are built under a unique teaming arrangement between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat. SSN 800 was named in honor of the state of Arkansas on Nov. 8, 2015.

In 2018, the six women of the Little Rock Nine were named Ship’s Sponsors: Melba Pattillo Beals, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Eckford; Gloria Ray Karlmark; Carlotta Walls LaNier; Minnijean Brown Trickey and Thelma Mothershed Wair. NNS will honor the entire Little Rock Nine including the men of the group – Ernest G. Green; Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D.; and the late Jefferson Thomas – during the ceremonial keel laying for the submarine.

#SSN800

Shipbuilders, family and friends are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using #SSN800.

The Little Rock Nine

SPONSORS

THE Little Rock Nine

In 1957, nine African American teenagers made history when they elected to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, fulfilling the landmark Supreme Court decision that ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. When they faced shouting mobs, threats of violence and hostile state leaders who blocked their way, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deployed federal troops to escort them to classes. The Little Rock Nine, as they came to be known, have spent their lives advocating for quality education. In 2018, the six women of the Little Rock Nine – Melba Pattillo Beals, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Eckford; Gloria Ray Karlmark; Carlotta Walls LaNier; Minnijean Brown Trickey and Thelma Mothershed Wair – were named sponsors of U.S. Navy submarine Arkansas (SSN 800). Per Navy tradition, shipbuilders will weld their initials onto steel plates that will be affixed to the ship. The men of the group – Ernest G. Green; Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D.; and the late Jefferson Thomas – will also be honored during the ceremony.

Welders in the Spotlight

From left to right: Billy Williams, Brandon Leggett, Phyllis Young, Brian Jackson, Jessica Lawson, Anthony Virola.

Newport News Shipbuilding welders who will participate in the ceremonial keel laying for Arkansas (SSN 800).

What: HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division will host a ceremonial keel-laying for Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) on Saturday, Aug. 27. This event is NOT open to public but will be livestreamed: https://HII.com/cvn80. Media are also invited to visit the ceremony site on Friday, Aug. 26, in advance of the ceremony. The media preview day, on Friday, Aug. 26, will provide an opportunity to speak with Newport News Shipbuilding leadership, Enterprise shipbuilders and Navy representatives from the Program Executive Office for Aircraft Carriers.

Who: Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are the ship’s sponsors. Ledecky will participate in Saturday’s keel-laying ceremony in person, while Biles will participate via video. Ledecky will be available for media interviews immediately following Saturday’s ceremony. Other ceremony participants include Newport News shipbuilders, and U.S. Navy and local officials.

When:         Media preview day

                        Friday, Aug. 26

                        10 a.m.  

                        Media check-in: 9:15 a.m.

Keel-laying ceremony

                        Saturday, Aug. 27

                        10 a.m.  

                        Media check-in: 8:45 a.m.

Where: Media will park at VASCIC (2401 West Ave., Newport News, Virginia, 23607) both days and be escorted and transported by bus to and from the event site. See directions below. The bus will depart at 9:45 a.m. on Friday and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

RSVP: Confirmation of media attendance is required. Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 24. You must present a photo ID and be a U.S. citizen to be admitted to the events. Please RSVP to:

                       

Todd Corillo

[email protected]

(757) 688-3220

Please note that because this is an industrial setting, long pants, shirts with sleeves covering shoulders, and flat, sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required.

Details: CVN 80 is the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. Designed to replace Nimitz-class carriers, the Ford class features a new nuclear power plant, a redesigned island, electromagnetic catapults, improved weapons movement, an enhanced flight deck capable of increased aircraft sortie rates, and growth margin for future technologies. Enterprise will be the first aircraft carrier not only designed digitally, but also built digitally. CVN 80 will be the ninth Navy vessel to bear the name Enterprise. It carries on the name of the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in history, CVN 65, which was also built at Newport News Shipbuilding. As America recognizes the 100-year legacy of aircraft carriers this year, all nuclear-powered aircraft carriers operating in the U.S. Navy fleet today were built at Newport News Shipbuilding.

A webcast of the Saturday ceremony will be provided at https://HII.com/cvn80. A live, multi-camera satellite broadcast of the event will also be provided. Satellite information:

Satellite: GALAXY 17 (91 degrees west)      

Transponder: Ku Digital 10 – Ch.A (9 Mhz)

Downlink Frequency: 11886.5

Downlink Polarity: Vertical

FEC: 3/4

Symbol Rate:  7.5

DVBS2, 8PSK TRANSMISSION, 4:2:0, 1080i

Window time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Saturday

Directions to media parking:

From West Avenue, turn into the VASCIC complex at the sign.

For media preview day on Aug. 26, follow this road past the main entrance doors of VASCIC (on your right) and into the parking garage. Upon entering the parking garage, marked spaces will be reserved for media on the left.

For ceremony day on Aug. 27, please park in the exterior visitor spaces on both sides immediately in front of the VASCIC building.

About HII

HII is an all-domain defense and technologies partner, recognized worldwide as America’s largest shipbuilder. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable an all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, visit:

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Satellite: GALAXY 17 (91 degrees west)      

Transponder: Ku Digital 10 – Ch.C (9 Mhz)

Downlink Frequency: 11904.5 

Downlink Polarity: Vertical

FEC: 2/3

Symbol Rate: 7.5

DVBS2, 8PSK TRANSMISSION, 4:2:0, 1080i

Window: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 19

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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