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  1. Mississippi shipyard to fix USS Fitzgerald hit in June collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Navy announced Wednesday that the USS Fitzgerald, damaged in a June 17 collision with a container ship, will be transported to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The shipyard is part of Huntingdon Ingalls Industries of Newport News, Virginia.

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  2. Shipyard repays $9.2M to US government to settle Navy, Coast Guard overbillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    One of the nation's largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government in an overbilling settlement. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Tuesday with Huntington Ingalls Industries.

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  3. Trump helps commission $12.9B aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    President Donald Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to join the Navy will cause America's enemies to "shake with fear" whenever they see its form cutting across the horizon. "I hereby place United States Ship Gerald R. Ford in commission," Trump said after delivering a speech in which he praised the U.S. military and the American labor that went into building the 100,000 ton, $12.9 billion warship.

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  4. Trump in Norfolk for the commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    President Donald Trump has arrived in Virginia to help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that will officially be turned over to the Navy. Trump will preside over Saturday's ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, during which the USS Ford will formally join the fleet.

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  5. Newport News shipyard's Mulherin looks back as he eases into retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Matt Mulherin had many goals when he took over the Newport News shipyard in 2008, but one loomed large: deliver the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford. "You're going to have to pry me out of here in a wooden box before I don't see delivered," he said at the time.

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  6. After the Fitzgerald tragedy, two women bond over their sailorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Erin Rehm lost her husband of 17 years when the Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan, killing seven sailors. Jacqueline Langlais, a sailor on the Fitzgerald, considered Gary L. Rehm Jr. her closest shipmate.

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  7. Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval ShipyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Navy is planning major upgrades at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and its three other public yards involving billions of dollars, as the service seeks to address chronic maintenance problems that have hampered its readiness to fight. Improvements will focus on aging dry docks, new equipment and rethinking yard layouts, said Vice Adm.

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  8. Joint Base Langley-Eustis welcomes new commandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A pair of Air Force colonels began new jobs on the Peninsula this week, one overseeing Joint Base Langley Eustis and the other taking command of the 1st Fighter Wing, according to news releases. Col. Sean Tyler on Thursday assumed command of the 633rd Air Base Wing, which has day-to-day responsibility of the joint base, encompassing Langley AFB in Hampton and the Army's Fort Eustis in Newport News.

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  9. Students build oyster reef at Langley Air Force Base marinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A science teacher specialist at Hampton City Schools, McAllister was at the marina at Langley Air Force Base Thursday morning with educators and two dozen fifth-graders from Booker Elementary who had arrived to build the school's first oyster reef on the Back River. Science teacher Karen Brace unlatched a mesh grow cage and eased a small pile of 2,000 juvenile oysters and assorted itty-bitty sea beasts onto the ground.

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  10. An icon of another age, B-29 Superfortress still inspiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    To the delight of aviation buffs, a restored B-29 landed Monday at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and will be open to the public through Wednesday. "Just an awesome aircraft," said John Zsoldas of York County, as he gazed at the long-range bomber from the offices of Atlantic Aviation, where several fans had gathered.

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  11. Navy to hold public information session Monday to discuss fuel spill in Virginia BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Expanding the Navy fleet to 355 ships will require bipartisan support in Congress, about $102 billion each year for the foreseeable future and more people like Sharon Fraser of Newport News. The 24-year-old tried college and found it too expensive.

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  12. Trump says Ford-class carrier catapults are 'no good'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    President Donald Trump says new catapults designed for the Navy's next-generation aircraft carriers are so complicated "you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out" and wants a return to the older steam-powered system. The commander-in-chief's comments about the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System were published Thursday in TIME magazine, which released excerpts from a wide-ranging interview.

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  13. Profits down, but Huntington Ingalls eyes futureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Huntington Ingalls Industries on Thursday reported lower first-quarter profits for 2017, but President and CEO Mike Petters said he was satisfied with the company's performance and the recent budget deal in Congress. The nation's largest military shipbuilder is also angling for brighter days ahead as the Navy and Trump administration pushes for a larger fleet.

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  14. Vice President Pence will keynote USS Indiana christeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Vice President Mike Pence will be on hand at Newport News Shipbuilding Saturday as the shipyard christens its newest U.S. Navy attack submarine. The Indiana - or SSN-789 - is the 16th boat in the Virginia class of nuclear-powered subs being built in a unique teaming arrangement between the Newport News yard and its northern partner, General Dynamics Electric Boat.

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  15. Ship-repair industry in southeastern Virginia bracing for more than 1,000 new layoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    That's the message that Hampton Roads' ship-repair industry is sending to Congress as it gets back to work this week. A minimum of 1,000 layoffs are projected in the region's ship-repair yards in the weeks and months ahead, some of which have already begun to unfold.

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  16. World War veterans honored in rolling museum in Newport NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A 36-foot military museum on wheels that is filled with artifacts from dozen of Virginians who served in both world wars will roll into Newport News. Daily Press reports the display is part of an annual convention that will bring distinguished combat veterans to the town for a series of event starting on Wednesday and running through the weekend.

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  17. Sea trials begin for Navy's newest class of aircraft carrierRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The USS Gerald R. Ford embarked Saturday on the first of its sea trials to test various state-of-the-art systems. The $12.9 billion carrier departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News after more than a year's delay and cost overruns.

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  18. Rep. Wittman fears budget inaction would hurt Virginia shipyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    If lawmakers whiff on a budget deal later this month, they could end up hitting defense contractors like Newport News Shipbuilding. Congress must act by April 28 to avoid that from happening, warned Rep. Rob Wittman on Tuesday, addressing several hundred attendees at the Sea-Air-Space exposition in National Harbor, Md.

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  19. Military demanding contractors keep up pace on cybersecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Starting Jan. 1, all military contractors must assure the government that they've taken steps to protect sensitive information from cyber attackers. If it turns out they didn't, the contractors can wave goodbye to lucrative contracts in the future.

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  20. Sessions recuses himself from Russia-contact investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His action followed revelations he twice met with the Russian ambassador and didn't say so when pressed by Congress.

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