The Year in Photos 2014

Take a look back at 2014 through photos. We christened a ship and a submarine, laid keels, delivered ships and gave back to our communities.

January 21, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding opened an energy field office in Aiken, S.C. (Photo by John Whalen)
January 21, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding opened an energy field office in Aiken, S.C. (Photo by John Whalen)
March 1, 2014: Graduates of Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School file out of the Worship Center at Liberty  Baptist Church following commencement exercises. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
March 1, 2014: Graduates of Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School file out of the Worship Center at Liberty Baptist Church following commencement exercises. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
April 3, 2014: Cmdr. Dan Caldwell and Newport News Vice President of Submarine Programs Jim Hughes joined former Sen. John Warner and Ship'd Sponsor Jeanne Warner to address hundreds of shipbuilders and crew. (Photo by John Whalen)
April 3, 2014: Cmdr. Dan Caldwell and Newport News Vice President of Submarine Programs Jim Hughes joined former Sen. John Warner and Ship'd Sponsor Jeanne Warner to address hundreds of shipbuilders and crew. (Photo by John Whalen)
April 10, 2014: George Jones (left), welcomes Capt. Robert Hall Jr. aboard the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) to sign the DD 250 document officially transferring custody of the ship to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
April 10, 2014: George Jones (left), welcomes Capt. Robert Hall Jr. aboard the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) to sign the DD 250 document officially transferring custody of the ship to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
April 16, 2014: U.S. Sens. Time Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) toured Newport News Shipbuilding and received a briefing on the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
April 16, 2014: U.S. Sens. Time Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) toured Newport News Shipbuilding and received a briefing on the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
April 30, 2014: More than 30 shipbuilders assisted with the placement of the upper-level structure that is part of USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) refueling and complex overhaul. (Photo by John Whalen)
April 30, 2014: More than 30 shipbuilders assisted with the placement of the upper-level structure that is part of USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) refueling and complex overhaul. (Photo by John Whalen)
May 6, 2014: Tugboats guide the newly launched National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) to her berthing area. (Photo by Andrew Young)
May 6, 2014: Tugboats guide the newly launched National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) to her berthing area. (Photo by Andrew Young)
May 14, 2014: Community leaders joined representatives from Newport News Shipbuilding and Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg to welcome the Lamberty family to their new home. (Phone by John Whalen)
May 14, 2014: Community leaders joined representatives from Newport News Shipbuilding and Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg to welcome the Lamberty family to their new home. (Phone by John Whalen)
May 17, 2014: More than 1,100 HII employees, family members and friends participated in Neport News Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K fun run/walk. (Photo by Chris Oxley)
May 17, 2014: More than 1,100 HII employees, family members and friends participated in Neport News Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K fun run/walk. (Photo by Chris Oxley)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, wife of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and sponsor of the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7), signs her initials onto the ship's keel plate in Pascagoula, Miss. (Photo by Lance Davis)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, wife of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and sponsor of the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7), signs her initials onto the ship's keel plate in Pascagoula, Miss. (Photo by Lance Davis)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, sponsor of the  Tripoli (LHA 7) and her husband, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, are reflected in the ship's keel plate. (Photo by Lance Davis)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, sponsor of the Tripoli (LHA 7) and her husband, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, are reflected in the ship's keel plate. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 1, 2014: Susan Ford Bales, sponsor of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tests out the ship's cutting-edge handling system. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
July 1, 2014: Susan Ford Bales, sponsor of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tests out the ship's cutting-edge handling system. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
July 11, 2014: Tugboats offer a salute to the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) as it sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo by Shane Scara)
July 11, 2014: Tugboats offer a salute to the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) as it sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo by Shane Scara)
July 12, 2014: Seventy-two apprentices graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 12, 2014: Seventy-two apprentices graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 7, 2014: Thomas Capley (left) and John Fillmore (right) shake hands after signing the DD 250 document transferring ownership of the Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) deckhouse to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 7, 2014: Thomas Capley (left) and John Fillmore (right) shake hands after signing the DD 250 document transferring ownership of the Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) deckhouse to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 7, 2014: David Bazemore welds a ceremonial plate into the new mast on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
August 7, 2014: David Bazemore welds a ceremonial plate into the new mast on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
August 16, 2014: Charlene James Benoit, great-great niece of Capt. Joshua James, smashes a bottle across the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 16, 2014: Charlene James Benoit, great-great niece of Capt. Joshua James, smashes a bottle across the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). (Photo by Lance Davis)
September 6, 2014: With one powerful swing, Jeanne Warner, ship'd sponsor and wife of namesake John Warner, christened the 12th Virginia-class submarine. (Photo by John Whalen)
September 6, 2014: With one powerful swing, Jeanne Warner, ship'd sponsor and wife of namesake John Warner, christened the 12th Virginia-class submarine. (Photo by John Whalen)
September 6, 2014: A laser lights and fireworks show topped off the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
September 6, 2014: A laser lights and fireworks show topped off the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
September 15, 2014: Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, right, presents a ceremonial key to the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) to Rear Adm. Bruce D. Baffer, during a delivery ceremony. (Photo by Andrew Young)
September 15, 2014: Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, right, presents a ceremonial key to the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) to Rear Adm. Bruce D. Baffer, during a delivery ceremony. (Photo by Andrew Young)
September 17, 2014: The 7,800-ton Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) was moved with the help of three tugboats to Newport News Shipbuilding's submarine pier. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
September 17, 2014: The 7,800-ton Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) was moved with the help of three tugboats to Newport News Shipbuilding's submarine pier. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
September 20, 2014: More than 700 employees and their family members participated in Ingalls Shipbuilding's third annual
September 20, 2014: More than 700 employees and their family members participated in Ingalls Shipbuilding's third annual "5K on the Causeway." The event raised $12,000 for Special Olympics of Mississippi. (Photo by Lance Davis)
September 23, 2014: With Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias (right) observing, shipfitter Bob Boegner (left) and Ship Sponsor Georgeann McRaven declare the keel of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) to be
September 23, 2014: With Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias (right) observing, shipfitter Bob Boegner (left) and Ship Sponsor Georgeann McRaven declare the keel of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) to be "truly and fairly laid." (Photo by Lance Davis)
September 30, 2014: Paul and Nancy Ignatius (seated) attended the start of fabrication ceremony for Paul's namesake ship, the guided missile destroyer DDG 117. (Photo by Lance Davis)
September 30, 2014: Paul and Nancy Ignatius (seated) attended the start of fabrication ceremony for Paul's namesake ship, the guided missile destroyer DDG 117. (Photo by Lance Davis)
October 2014: Breast cancer survivor Kim Sykes throws a pie in the face of Glenn Clement, craft director, Coatings, Sheetmetal and Joiner/Insulator, as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. (Photo by Lance Davis)
October 2014: Breast cancer survivor Kim Sykes throws a pie in the face of Glenn Clement, craft director, Coatings, Sheetmetal and Joiner/Insulator, as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. (Photo by Lance Davis)
October 2, 2014: A team of shipbuilders replaces USS Abraham Lincoln's anchor with one removed from USS Enterprise. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
October 2, 2014: A team of shipbuilders replaces USS Abraham Lincoln's anchor with one removed from USS Enterprise. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
October 30, 2014: The amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched at  Ingalls Shipbuilding. John P. Murtha is the most complete LPD at launch in the class. (Photo by Andrew Young)
October 30, 2014: The amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding. John P. Murtha is the most complete LPD at launch in the class. (Photo by Andrew Young)
November 1, 2014: Tugboats help the Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Center Hamilton (WMSL 753) leave the dock. (Photo by Lance Davis)
November 1, 2014: Tugboats help the Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Center Hamilton (WMSL 753) leave the dock. (Photo by Lance Davis)
November 3, 2014: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was moved from a dry dock to an outfitting berth at Newport News Shipbuilding, where its refueling and complex overhaul will be completed. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
November 3, 2014: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was moved from a dry dock to an outfitting berth at Newport News Shipbuilding, where its refueling and complex overhaul will be completed. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
November 5, 2014: Roderick P. Funches welds the initials of Julie Sheehan on a ceremonial keel plate that will be welded to WMSL 755, the National Security Cutter named in honor of her great uncle, Douglas A. Munro. (Photo by Andrew Young)
November 5, 2014: Roderick P. Funches welds the initials of Julie Sheehan on a ceremonial keel plate that will be welded to WMSL 755, the National Security Cutter named in honor of her great uncle, Douglas A. Munro. (Photo by Andrew Young)
November 22, 2014: The keel-laying ceremony for the submarine Washington (SSN 787) took place in front of one of the ship's units. (Photo by Dar Mook)
November 22, 2014: The keel-laying ceremony for the submarine Washington (SSN 787) took place in front of one of the ship's units. (Photo by Dar Mook)
November 22, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding employee and Washington state native Dustin Utecht welds Elisabeth Mabus' initials onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine Washington (SSN 787). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
November 22, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding employee and Washington state native Dustin Utecht welds Elisabeth Mabus' initials onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine Washington (SSN 787). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
December 6, 2014: Captain Douglas Fears and ship sponsor Linda Kapral Papp on stage at the commissioning of NSC 4 Hamilton, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Young)
December 6, 2014: Captain Douglas Fears and ship sponsor Linda Kapral Papp on stage at the commissioning of NSC 4 Hamilton, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Young)
January 21, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding opened an energy field office in Aiken, S.C. (Photo by John Whalen)
March 1, 2014: Graduates of Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School file out of the Worship Center at Liberty  Baptist Church following commencement exercises. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
April 3, 2014: Cmdr. Dan Caldwell and Newport News Vice President of Submarine Programs Jim Hughes joined former Sen. John Warner and Ship'd Sponsor Jeanne Warner to address hundreds of shipbuilders and crew. (Photo by John Whalen)
April 10, 2014: George Jones (left), welcomes Capt. Robert Hall Jr. aboard the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) to sign the DD 250 document officially transferring custody of the ship to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
April 16, 2014: U.S. Sens. Time Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) toured Newport News Shipbuilding and received a briefing on the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
April 30, 2014: More than 30 shipbuilders assisted with the placement of the upper-level structure that is part of USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) refueling and complex overhaul. (Photo by John Whalen)
May 6, 2014: Tugboats guide the newly launched National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) to her berthing area. (Photo by Andrew Young)
May 14, 2014: Community leaders joined representatives from Newport News Shipbuilding and Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg to welcome the Lamberty family to their new home. (Phone by John Whalen)
May 17, 2014: More than 1,100 HII employees, family members and friends participated in Neport News Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K fun run/walk. (Photo by Chris Oxley)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, wife of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and sponsor of the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7), signs her initials onto the ship's keel plate in Pascagoula, Miss. (Photo by Lance Davis)
June 20, 2014: Lynne Mabus, sponsor of the  Tripoli (LHA 7) and her husband, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, are reflected in the ship's keel plate. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 1, 2014: Susan Ford Bales, sponsor of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tests out the ship's cutting-edge handling system. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
July 11, 2014: Tugboats offer a salute to the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) as it sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo by Shane Scara)
July 12, 2014: Seventy-two apprentices graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
July 18, 2014: The National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) on builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 7, 2014: Thomas Capley (left) and John Fillmore (right) shake hands after signing the DD 250 document transferring ownership of the Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) deckhouse to the U.S. Navy. (Photo by Lance Davis)
August 7, 2014: David Bazemore welds a ceremonial plate into the new mast on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
August 16, 2014: Charlene James Benoit, great-great niece of Capt. Joshua James, smashes a bottle across the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). (Photo by Lance Davis)
September 6, 2014: With one powerful swing, Jeanne Warner, ship'd sponsor and wife of namesake John Warner, christened the 12th Virginia-class submarine. (Photo by John Whalen)
September 6, 2014: A laser lights and fireworks show topped off the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
September 15, 2014: Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, right, presents a ceremonial key to the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) to Rear Adm. Bruce D. Baffer, during a delivery ceremony. (Photo by Andrew Young)
September 17, 2014: The 7,800-ton Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) was moved with the help of three tugboats to Newport News Shipbuilding's submarine pier. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
September 20, 2014: More than 700 employees and their family members participated in Ingalls Shipbuilding's third annual
September 23, 2014: With Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias (right) observing, shipfitter Bob Boegner (left) and Ship Sponsor Georgeann McRaven declare the keel of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) to be
September 30, 2014: Paul and Nancy Ignatius (seated) attended the start of fabrication ceremony for Paul's namesake ship, the guided missile destroyer DDG 117. (Photo by Lance Davis)
October 2014: Breast cancer survivor Kim Sykes throws a pie in the face of Glenn Clement, craft director, Coatings, Sheetmetal and Joiner/Insulator, as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. (Photo by Lance Davis)
October 2, 2014: A team of shipbuilders replaces USS Abraham Lincoln's anchor with one removed from USS Enterprise. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
October 30, 2014: The amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched at  Ingalls Shipbuilding. John P. Murtha is the most complete LPD at launch in the class. (Photo by Andrew Young)
November 1, 2014: Tugboats help the Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Center Hamilton (WMSL 753) leave the dock. (Photo by Lance Davis)
November 3, 2014: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was moved from a dry dock to an outfitting berth at Newport News Shipbuilding, where its refueling and complex overhaul will be completed. (Photo by Ricky Thompson)
November 5, 2014: Roderick P. Funches welds the initials of Julie Sheehan on a ceremonial keel plate that will be welded to WMSL 755, the National Security Cutter named in honor of her great uncle, Douglas A. Munro. (Photo by Andrew Young)
November 22, 2014: The keel-laying ceremony for the submarine Washington (SSN 787) took place in front of one of the ship's units. (Photo by Dar Mook)
November 22, 2014: Newport News Shipbuilding employee and Washington state native Dustin Utecht welds Elisabeth Mabus' initials onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine Washington (SSN 787). (Photo by Chris Oxley)
December 6, 2014: Captain Douglas Fears and ship sponsor Linda Kapral Papp on stage at the commissioning of NSC 4 Hamilton, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Young)

A message from HII President and CEO Mike Petters

As we approach the end of another year, HII CEO Mike Petters thanks employees for the great work they do. Read the transcript