In 2016, we authenticated keels, launched and christened ships and gave back to our communities. We opened offices and hosted VIPs. Take a look back at 2016 through images taken by staff photographers from across HII.
Jan. 8: CNO Adm. John Richardson tours the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during a visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Feb. 18: During the AFCEA West Conference, AMSEC’s Steve Kortz gives a demonstration of AMSEC’s mobile classroom to HII Chairman of the Board, Tom Fargo.
Feb. 19: The steam catapult of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is tested at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Feb. 15: Portland (LPD 27) is launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Feb. 19: Newport News Shipbuilding dedicates Habitat For Humanity home.
Feb. 19: CNO Adm. John Richardson and Rep. Scott Peters visit HII subsidiary Continental Maritime of San Diego.
March 1: SN3 officially opened its new office in Cumbria, located in northwest England.
March 4: Ship Sponsor Kay Webber Cochran (center) sketches her initials onto the keel plate of the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756).
March 5: The submarine Washington (SSN 787) is christened at Newport News Shipbuilding.
March 9: The sun rises over the National Security Cutter Munro at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.
March 19: Newport News Shipbuilding Engineer Lewis Fisher (left) mentors members of the Royal Robotics team from Churchland High School as they put the final touches on their robot.
April 13: The sonar dome of the destroyer Delbert Black (DDG 119) is under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
April 19: Newport News shipbuilders add a 965-ton structure comprising two pump rooms to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
April 26: Divers from Undersea Solutions Group conduct an endurance test on Proteus.
April 30: The keel of the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) is laid at Newport News Shipbuilding.
May 21: Portland (LPD 27) is cristened at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.
June 3: The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) turns 180 degrees at Newport News Shipbuilding.
June 9: AMSEC celebrates is Apprenticeship School 2016 Graduating Class (from L to R): Jeffrey Clark, Vincent McDonald, Justin Henshaw, Marcus Maximin, Douglas Leslie, Ruben Pena, and Emilio Ongoco.
June 28: The amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) is translated prior to launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Aug. 6: Ingalls Shipbuilding Class of 2016 apprentices celebrate graduation.
Aug. 9: Newport News Shipbuilding reaches "pressure hull complete -- a major milestone -- in the construction of the submarine Indiana (SSN 789).
Aug. 10: Newport News Shipbuilding successfully tests the Precision Aircraft Landing System on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).
Aug. 17: Ingalls Shipbuilding hosts Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller.
Aug. 17: Newport News Shipbuilding launches the employee resource group Shipbuilders Together Realizing Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (STRIDE), providing a support network and educational resource for LGBT employees.
Aug. 29: Newport News Shipbuilding places a 900-ton superlift into dry dock, continuing construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Aug. 31: The submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) sails away from Newport News Shipbuilding following post-shakedown availability (PSA) work.
Sept. 2: The first round of builder's sea trials is conduced in the Gulf of Mexico for the guided missile destroyer John Finn (DDG 113).
Sept. 9: Newport News Shipbuilding volunteers load 20,533 school supply items onto trucks for distribution to area United Way agencies that support children.
Sept. 17: Runners begin the 5K on the Causeway at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Ingalls Shipbuilding raised $13,000 for Special Olympics of Mississippi at the fifth annual event held on Singing River Island.
Oct. 13: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus tours the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and recognizes more than 1,000 shipbuilders and sailors for their hard work on the construction and testing of the ship.
Nov. 7: HII corporate office hosts guest speaker Dr. Steve Robbins who discussed the “business case” for diversity and inclusion.
Nov. 11: The five-inch MK 45 naval gun system aboard the destroyer John Finn (DDG 113) were tested during the second of three planned sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nov. 11: The Veterans Employee Resource Team (VERT) at Ingalls Shipbuilding honors Veterans Day by hosting a ceremony for shipbuilders.
Nov. 16: The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) is launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Nov. 22: USS Ramage (DDG 61) arrives at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula for an overhaul.
December 2016: The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Dec. 7: John Finn (DDG 113) is delivered to the U.S. Navy on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dec. 5: Volunteers from Newport News Shipbuilding and Dominion Virginia Power team up to build a new outdoor classroom for students of An Achievable Dream.
Dec. 16, 2016: Ingalls Shipbuilding delivers the National Security Cutter Munro to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Dec. 17: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the seventh U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball.