John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

The second aircraft carrier to carry the JFK legacy is now under construction.

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Unmanned. Undersea.

Meet Proteus, a dual mode underwater vehicle built by Undersea Solutions Group.

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Heart Walk

We are proud to sponsor the 2015 Hampton Roads Heart Walk on Oct. 10 and Oct. 17.

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One City Marathon

More than 200 NNS employees participate in Newport News' inaugural marathon.

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Looking Ahead

Watch a message from NNS President Matt Mulherin looking ahead to 2015.

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2014 in Review

In five minutes, watch a recap of 2014 at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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Indiana Keel Laying

Relive the May 16 keel laying of the Navy's 16th Virginia-class submarine.

Replay the Full Ceremony

Ford-Class Carriers

Learn about the new class of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers being built at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Explore Photos

Explore Newport News Shipbuilding through photo galleries.

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CVN 78 Christening

On November 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be christened.

Virginia-Class Submarines

The Navy's new class of fast-attack submarines are technological marvels.

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Lincoln Out of Dry Dock

On Nov. 3, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) moved out of dry dock after 19 months of dry dock work.

Video Release

A Presidential Visit

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, President Obama visited Newport News Shipbuilding.

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USS Enterprise Comes Home

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) has arrived to complete her inactivation after 51 years of service.

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America's next carrier

After building all of the Nimitz-class carriers, we are building a new class of carrier—Gerald R. Ford-class.

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U.S. Navy Submarines

We are currently building the next attack submarine for the U.S. Navy—Minnesota (SSN 783).

Meet Minnesota

Minnesota Christening

Learn more about the submarine, the state it was named after, and the ceremony on October 27.

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Who We Are

For 127 years, we have been building the greatest ships on earth.

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Tougher Than Steel

Only the best shipbuilders can build the finest ships at sea.

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Keel Laid for John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

On Aug. 22, Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship's namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship's sponsor. She declared the keel "truly and fairly laid" via video to signify the ceremonial start of construction. Watch the full ceremony at

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