The Year In Photos: 2017

In 2017, we hosted the President of the United States, launched and christened ships. We conducted sea trials and gave back to our communities. Take a look back at 2017 through images taken by staff photographers from across HII.
Jan. 13:  Newport News Shipbuilding holds the first of multiple Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Photo by Ashley Major
Jan. 13: Newport News Shipbuilding holds the first of multiple Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Photo by Ashley Major
Jan. 24: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully completes a grand block lift on the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 24: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully completes a grand block lift on the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 26: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliff Higbee (DDG 123). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 26: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliff Higbee (DDG 123). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 30: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids fair winds and following seas to the  U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Photo by Lance Davis
Jan. 30: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids fair winds and following seas to the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Photo by Lance Davis
Feb. 2: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is decommissioned during a ceremony on the ship at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by John Whalen
Feb. 2: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is decommissioned during a ceremony on the ship at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by John Whalen
March 2: President Donald J. Trump speaks to a crowd of Newport News Shipbuilding employees and sailors aboard Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by John Whalen
March 2: President Donald J. Trump speaks to a crowd of Newport News Shipbuilding employees and sailors aboard Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by John Whalen
March 2: The president smiles at sailors and shipbuilders aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Matt Hildreth
March 2: The president smiles at sailors and shipbuilders aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Matt Hildreth
March 4: Ship’s sponsor Kay Webber Cochran smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756). Photo by Lance Davis
March 4: Ship’s sponsor Kay Webber Cochran smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756). Photo by Lance Davis
March: Ingalls shipbuilders lift the grand block containing steering gear spaces, boat launch and recovery ramp into place on the National Security Cutter Midgett. Photo by Lance Davis
March: Ingalls shipbuilders lift the grand block containing steering gear spaces, boat launch and recovery ramp into place on the National Security Cutter Midgett. Photo by Lance Davis
March: The Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) successfully completes its initial sea trials. Photo by Ashley Major
March: The Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) successfully completes its initial sea trials. Photo by Ashley Major
April 8: Ship’s Sponsor Nancy Ignatius christens DDG 117, the destroyer named for her husband, Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy. Photo by Lance Davis
April 8: Ship’s Sponsor Nancy Ignatius christens DDG 117, the destroyer named for her husband, Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy. Photo by Lance Davis
April 8: The first-of-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) leaves Newport News Shipbuilding for builder’s sea trials. Photo by Matt Hildreth
April 8: The first-of-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) leaves Newport News Shipbuilding for builder’s sea trials. Photo by Matt Hildreth
April 29: With one strong swing, Ship's Sponsor Diane Donald christens  the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
April 29: With one strong swing, Ship's Sponsor Diane Donald christens the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
May 3: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
May 3: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
May 9: The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Newport News Shipbuilding following Refueling and Complex Overhaul. Photo by John Whalen
May 9: The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Newport News Shipbuilding following Refueling and Complex Overhaul. Photo by John Whalen
May 26: The submarine Washington (SSN 787) sails away after Newport News Shipbuilding delivers the boat to the U.S. Navy. Photo by Matt Hildreth
May 26: The submarine Washington (SSN 787) sails away after Newport News Shipbuilding delivers the boat to the U.S. Navy. Photo by Matt Hildreth
June 1: Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin greets a shipbuilder before a town hall meeting in the North Yard. Photo by Matt Hildreth
June 1: Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin greets a shipbuilder before a town hall meeting in the North Yard. Photo by Matt Hildreth
June 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids farewell to the destroyer John Finn (DDG 113)  as the ship sailed away from the dock. Photo by Michael Duhe
June 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids farewell to the destroyer John Finn (DDG 113) as the ship sailed away from the dock. Photo by Michael Duhe
June 9: The Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) rolls out before being launched at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
June 9: The Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) rolls out before being launched at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
June 22: With the lifting of the lower stern, Newport News Shipbuilding achieves 50 percent structural completion of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).  Photo by John Whalen
June 22: With the lifting of the lower stern, Newport News Shipbuilding achieves 50 percent structural completion of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Photo by John Whalen
July 3: The amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) completes its first set of sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis
July 3: The amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) completes its first set of sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis
July 11: The lower bow assembly of the destroyer Frank Petersen (DDG 121) is ready to be lifted into place. Photo by Andrew Young
July 11: The lower bow assembly of the destroyer Frank Petersen (DDG 121) is ready to be lifted into place. Photo by Andrew Young
July 22: The U.S. Navy commissions the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo by Matt Hildreth
July 22: The U.S. Navy commissions the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo by Matt Hildreth
July 25: Ingalls shipbuilders test the rigid hull inflatable boat during sea trials for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). Photo by Andrew Young
July 25: Ingalls shipbuilders test the rigid hull inflatable boat during sea trials for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). Photo by Andrew Young
Aug. 16: Proteus, a dual-mode undersea vehicle developed by HII’s Technical Solutions division is launched at the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise..
Aug. 16: Proteus, a dual-mode undersea vehicle developed by HII’s Technical Solutions division is launched at the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise..
Aug. 22: Ingalls completes Ramage work; ship sails away. Photo by Andrew Young
Aug. 22: Ingalls completes Ramage work; ship sails away. Photo by Andrew Young
Aug. 24: Ship's Sponsors and U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles (left) and Katie Ledecky (center) join Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin in signing a 35-ton steel plate that will be part of the foundation of the new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII
Aug. 24: Ship's Sponsors and U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles (left) and Katie Ledecky (center) join Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin in signing a 35-ton steel plate that will be part of the foundation of the new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII
Sept. 8: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119).  Photo by Andrew Young
Sept. 8: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). Photo by Andrew Young
Sept. 16: Ship's sponsor Lynne Mabus smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
Sept. 16: Ship's sponsor Lynne Mabus smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
Sept. 26: More than 900 runners participate in Ingalls Shipbuilding’s sixth annual 5K on the Causeway. Photo by Mike Duhe
Sept. 26: More than 900 runners participate in Ingalls Shipbuilding’s sixth annual 5K on the Causeway. Photo by Mike Duhe
Oct. 17: Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) ship’s sponsor, Meredith Berger admires the craftsmanship of the commemorative keel plate. Photo by Lance Davis
Oct. 17: Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) ship’s sponsor, Meredith Berger admires the craftsmanship of the commemorative keel plate. Photo by Lance Davis
Oct. 23: Newport News Shipbuilding employees walk almost two miles in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk. Photo by Matt Hildreth
Oct. 23: Newport News Shipbuilding employees walk almost two miles in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk. Photo by Matt Hildreth
Nov. 4: Ship’s Sponsor Ima J. Black christens DDG 119, the destroyer named for her late husband, Delbert D. Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Photo by Andrew Young
Nov. 4: Ship’s Sponsor Ima J. Black christens DDG 119, the destroyer named for her late husband, Delbert D. Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Photo by Andrew Young
Nov. 9: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer talks with reporters after a visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding. Also pictured are Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Brian Cuccias, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo and Mike Petters. Photo by Lance Davis
Nov. 9: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer talks with reporters after a visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding. Also pictured are Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Brian Cuccias, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo and Mike Petters. Photo by Lance Davis
Dec. 9: The National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Photo by Andrew Young
Dec. 9: The National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 13:  Newport News Shipbuilding holds the first of multiple Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Photo by Ashley Major
Jan. 24: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully completes a grand block lift on the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 26: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliff Higbee (DDG 123). Photo by Andrew Young
Jan. 30: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids fair winds and following seas to the  U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Photo by Lance Davis
Feb. 2: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is decommissioned during a ceremony on the ship at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by John Whalen
March 2: President Donald J. Trump speaks to a crowd of Newport News Shipbuilding employees and sailors aboard Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by John Whalen
March 2: The president smiles at sailors and shipbuilders aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Matt Hildreth
March 4: Ship’s sponsor Kay Webber Cochran smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756). Photo by Lance Davis
March: Ingalls shipbuilders lift the grand block containing steering gear spaces, boat launch and recovery ramp into place on the National Security Cutter Midgett. Photo by Lance Davis
March: The Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) successfully completes its initial sea trials. Photo by Ashley Major
April 8: Ship’s Sponsor Nancy Ignatius christens DDG 117, the destroyer named for her husband, Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy. Photo by Lance Davis
April 8: The first-of-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) leaves Newport News Shipbuilding for builder’s sea trials. Photo by Matt Hildreth
April 29: With one strong swing, Ship's Sponsor Diane Donald christens  the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
May 3: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
May 9: The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Newport News Shipbuilding following Refueling and Complex Overhaul. Photo by John Whalen
May 26: The submarine Washington (SSN 787) sails away after Newport News Shipbuilding delivers the boat to the U.S. Navy. Photo by Matt Hildreth
June 1: Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin greets a shipbuilder before a town hall meeting in the North Yard. Photo by Matt Hildreth
June 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding bids farewell to the destroyer John Finn (DDG 113)  as the ship sailed away from the dock. Photo by Michael Duhe
June 9: The Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) rolls out before being launched at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ashley Major
June 22: With the lifting of the lower stern, Newport News Shipbuilding achieves 50 percent structural completion of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).  Photo by John Whalen
July 3: The amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) completes its first set of sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis
July 11: The lower bow assembly of the destroyer Frank Petersen (DDG 121) is ready to be lifted into place. Photo by Andrew Young
July 22: The U.S. Navy commissions the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo by Matt Hildreth
July 25: Ingalls shipbuilders test the rigid hull inflatable boat during sea trials for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). Photo by Andrew Young
Aug. 16: Proteus, a dual-mode undersea vehicle developed by HII’s Technical Solutions division is launched at the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise..
Aug. 22: Ingalls completes Ramage work; ship sails away. Photo by Andrew Young
Aug. 24: Ship's Sponsors and U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles (left) and Katie Ledecky (center) join Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin in signing a 35-ton steel plate that will be part of the foundation of the new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII
Sept. 8: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119).  Photo by Andrew Young
Sept. 16: Ship's sponsor Lynne Mabus smashes a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of the Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Photo by Lance Davis
Sept. 26: More than 900 runners participate in Ingalls Shipbuilding’s sixth annual 5K on the Causeway. Photo by Mike Duhe
Oct. 17: Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) ship’s sponsor, Meredith Berger admires the craftsmanship of the commemorative keel plate. Photo by Lance Davis
Oct. 23: Newport News Shipbuilding employees walk almost two miles in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk. Photo by Matt Hildreth
Nov. 4: Ship’s Sponsor Ima J. Black christens DDG 119, the destroyer named for her late husband, Delbert D. Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Photo by Andrew Young
Nov. 9: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer talks with reporters after a visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding. Also pictured are Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Brian Cuccias, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo and Mike Petters. Photo by Lance Davis
Dec. 9: The National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Photo by Andrew Young