The Year in Photos: 2018

In 2018, we supported our communities, commemorated holidays and made progress in transforming our business.  We celebrated  ship milestones, graduations and awards.

Watch a video from HII President and CEO Mike Petters about our year in review, and view the photo gallery to see what our businesses and employees accomplished this year.

Jan. 12: NNS President Jennifer Boykin addresses shipbuilders during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
Jan. 12: NNS President Jennifer Boykin addresses shipbuilders during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
Feb. 22: Newport News Shipbuilding completes 806-metric ton superlift on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Feb. 22: Newport News Shipbuilding completes 806-metric ton superlift on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Feb. 24: The Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School class of 2018 celebrates graduation.
Feb. 24: The Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School class of 2018 celebrates graduation.
March 6: Part of the new Goliath crane begins its transit by barge to Newport News Shipbuilding.
March 6: Part of the new Goliath crane begins its transit by barge to Newport News Shipbuilding.
March 21: More than 150 Ingalls shipbuilders and their family members took part in the 2018 Jackson County Heart Walk, raising $13,800.
March 21: More than 150 Ingalls shipbuilders and their family members took part in the 2018 Jackson County Heart Walk, raising $13,800.
March 22: The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is commissioned in Charleston, SC.
March 22: The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is commissioned in Charleston, SC.
April 2: An attendee at U.S. Navy League's annual Sea Air Space Exposition tries out a virtual reality application in the HII booth.
April 2: An attendee at U.S. Navy League's annual Sea Air Space Exposition tries out a virtual reality application in the HII booth.
April 3: The first meal is served aboard the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789).
April 3: The first meal is served aboard the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789).
April 21: The Ingalls-built amphibious landing dock Portland (LPD 27) is commissioned in Portland, Oregon.
April 21: The Ingalls-built amphibious landing dock Portland (LPD 27) is commissioned in Portland, Oregon.
April 24: Ground is broken on the 16th Habitat For Humanity house sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding
April 24: Ground is broken on the 16th Habitat For Humanity house sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding
May 7: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas.
May 7: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas.
May 16: Ship's sponsor Sally Jewell authenticates the keel of the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794).
May 16: Ship's sponsor Sally Jewell authenticates the keel of the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794).
May 19: Hundreds of shipbuilders and their families participated in the annual NNS 5K.
May 19: Hundreds of shipbuilders and their families participated in the annual NNS 5K.
June 18: The submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for scheduled overhaul work.
June 18: The submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for scheduled overhaul work.
June 21: Tripoli (LHA 7)  is the largest ship built at Ingalls and is second in the America class of amphibious assault ships.
June 21: Tripoli (LHA 7) is the largest ship built at Ingalls and is second in the America class of amphibious assault ships.
July: Technical Solutions division's Proteus hunts for undersea targets in the Gulf of Mexico during the U.S. Navy’s ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July: Technical Solutions division's Proteus hunts for undersea targets in the Gulf of Mexico during the U.S. Navy’s ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July: Proteus' Angler ROV weapon engages its target during the U.S. Navy's ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July: Proteus' Angler ROV weapon engages its target during the U.S. Navy's ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July 3:  A diesel engine for  Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) is moved via a heavy lift transporter into the propulsion building at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
July 3: A diesel engine for Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) is moved via a heavy lift transporter into the propulsion building at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
July 15: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for post-shakedown availability work.
July 15: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for post-shakedown availability work.
July 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully launches the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121).
July 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully launches the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121).
July 30: HII President and CEO meets with a recipient of an HII Scholarship Fund early childhood education scholarship.
July 30: HII President and CEO meets with a recipient of an HII Scholarship Fund early childhood education scholarship.
Aug. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding celebrates the start of fabrication milestone the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29).
Aug. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding celebrates the start of fabrication milestone the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29).
Aug. 18: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees accept the 2018 “Corporation of the Year” award presented by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.
Aug. 18: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees accept the 2018 “Corporation of the Year” award presented by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.
Aug. 20: More than 100 Ingalls Shipbuilding apprentices celebrate graduation.
Aug. 20: More than 100 Ingalls Shipbuilding apprentices celebrate graduation.
Aug. 31: Newport News Shipbuilding performs
Aug. 31: Newport News Shipbuilding performs "game-changing" lift on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Sept. 7: During the United Way's Day of Caring,  Jim Ehlers and Karen Velkey of HII's corporate office install striping at VersAbility Resources in Hampton.
Sept. 7: During the United Way's Day of Caring, Jim Ehlers and Karen Velkey of HII's corporate office install striping at VersAbility Resources in Hampton.
Sept. 7: A ceremonial ribbon-cutting opens the Ingalls-sponsored Talent Development Lab at Moss Point High School Career Technical Education Center.
Sept. 7: A ceremonial ribbon-cutting opens the Ingalls-sponsored Talent Development Lab at Moss Point High School Career Technical Education Center.
Sept. 14:  Nuclear & Environmental Group's Michael K. Lempke, right, stands with Koen Weaver, recipient of the Robert Stethem Scholarship.
Sept. 14: Nuclear & Environmental Group's Michael K. Lempke, right, stands with Koen Weaver, recipient of the Robert Stethem Scholarship.
Sept. 14: Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticates the keel of the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758).
Sept. 14: Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticates the keel of the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758).
Sept. 28:  Newport News Shipbuilding lowers the final piece of John F. Kennedy's underwater hull into place.
Sept. 28: Newport News Shipbuilding lowers the final piece of John F. Kennedy's underwater hull into place.
Oct. 2:  Employees from Ingalls Shipbuilding travel to Panama City to help Technical Solutions recover after Hurricane Michael.
Oct. 2: Employees from Ingalls Shipbuilding travel to Panama City to help Technical Solutions recover after Hurricane Michael.
Oct. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K on the Causeway raises $20,000 for Special Olympics.
Oct. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K on the Causeway raises $20,000 for Special Olympics.
Oct. 4: Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory  to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Oct. 4: Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Oct. 6: the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Oct. 6: the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Oct. 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) .
Oct. 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) .
Oct. 20: Boat's sponsor Jill Biden christens the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Oct. 20: Boat's sponsor Jill Biden christens the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Oct. 20: Ingalls employees and their families tour the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) during Ingalls Family Day.
Oct. 20: Ingalls employees and their families tour the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) during Ingalls Family Day.
Oct. 20: Newport News shipbuilders, family and friends participated in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.
Oct. 20: Newport News shipbuilders, family and friends participated in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.
Nov. 15: To celebrate the launch of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s River 38 coffee, single-serving packets were handed out to employees.
Nov. 15: To celebrate the launch of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s River 38 coffee, single-serving packets were handed out to employees.
Nov. 29: Miriam Angello of HII Technical Solutions demonstrates C-ARTS Virtual Reality familiarization training to a student during the STEM day portion of I/ITSEC conference.
Nov. 29: Miriam Angello of HII Technical Solutions demonstrates C-ARTS Virtual Reality familiarization training to a student during the STEM day portion of I/ITSEC conference.
Dec. 10: TSD San Diego shipyard employees accept the Green Business Network Sustainable Achievement Award winner for Clean Transportation.
Dec. 10: TSD San Diego shipyard employees accept the Green Business Network Sustainable Achievement Award winner for Clean Transportation.
Jan. 12: NNS President Jennifer Boykin addresses shipbuilders during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
Feb. 22: Newport News Shipbuilding completes 806-metric ton superlift on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Feb. 24: The Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School class of 2018 celebrates graduation.
March 6: Part of the new Goliath crane begins its transit by barge to Newport News Shipbuilding.
March 21: More than 150 Ingalls shipbuilders and their family members took part in the 2018 Jackson County Heart Walk, raising $13,800.
March 22: The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is commissioned in Charleston, SC.
April 2: An attendee at U.S. Navy League's annual Sea Air Space Exposition tries out a virtual reality application in the HII booth.
April 3: The first meal is served aboard the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789).
April 21: The Ingalls-built amphibious landing dock Portland (LPD 27) is commissioned in Portland, Oregon.
April 24: Ground is broken on the 16th Habitat For Humanity house sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding
May 7: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas.
May 16: Ship's sponsor Sally Jewell authenticates the keel of the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794).
May 19: Hundreds of shipbuilders and their families participated in the annual NNS 5K.
June 18: The submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for scheduled overhaul work.
June 21: Tripoli (LHA 7)  is the largest ship built at Ingalls and is second in the America class of amphibious assault ships.
July: Technical Solutions division's Proteus hunts for undersea targets in the Gulf of Mexico during the U.S. Navy’s ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July: Proteus' Angler ROV weapon engages its target during the U.S. Navy's ANTX 2018 demonstration.
July 3:  A diesel engine for  Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) is moved via a heavy lift transporter into the propulsion building at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
July 15: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding for post-shakedown availability work.
July 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully launches the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121).
July 30: HII President and CEO meets with a recipient of an HII Scholarship Fund early childhood education scholarship.
Aug. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding celebrates the start of fabrication milestone the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29).
Aug. 18: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees accept the 2018 “Corporation of the Year” award presented by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.
Aug. 20: More than 100 Ingalls Shipbuilding apprentices celebrate graduation.
Aug. 31: Newport News Shipbuilding performs
Sept. 7: During the United Way's Day of Caring,  Jim Ehlers and Karen Velkey of HII's corporate office install striping at VersAbility Resources in Hampton.
Sept. 7: A ceremonial ribbon-cutting opens the Ingalls-sponsored Talent Development Lab at Moss Point High School Career Technical Education Center.
Sept. 14:  Nuclear & Environmental Group's Michael K. Lempke, right, stands with Koen Weaver, recipient of the Robert Stethem Scholarship.
Sept. 14: Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticates the keel of the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758).
Sept. 28:  Newport News Shipbuilding lowers the final piece of John F. Kennedy's underwater hull into place.
Oct. 2:  Employees from Ingalls Shipbuilding travel to Panama City to help Technical Solutions recover after Hurricane Michael.
Oct. 2: Ingalls Shipbuilding's seventh annual 5K on the Causeway raises $20,000 for Special Olympics.
Oct. 4: Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory  to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Oct. 6: the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) is christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Oct. 16: Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) .
Oct. 20: Boat's sponsor Jill Biden christens the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Oct. 20: Ingalls employees and their families tour the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) during Ingalls Family Day.
Oct. 20: Newport News shipbuilders, family and friends participated in the Hampton Roads Heart Walk at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.
Nov. 15: To celebrate the launch of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s River 38 coffee, single-serving packets were handed out to employees.
Nov. 29: Miriam Angello of HII Technical Solutions demonstrates C-ARTS Virtual Reality familiarization training to a student during the STEM day portion of I/ITSEC conference.
Dec. 10: TSD San Diego shipyard employees accept the Green Business Network Sustainable Achievement Award winner for Clean Transportation.