Media Advisory -- Newport News Shipbuilding to Host John Warner Submarine Keel-Laying Ceremony

Media Advisory -- Newport News Shipbuilding to Host John Warner Submarine Keel-Laying Ceremony
Newport News Shipbuilding Virginia-class Submarines

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


What: Media are invited to attend a ceremony to lay the keel for the Virginia-
  class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) at Huntington Ingalls
  Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division. The event is not open
  to the public.
Who: Jeanne Warner, wife of the submarine's namesake, U.S. Sen. John
  Warner, will serve as the sponsor. Sen. Warner will be the keynote
  speaker. Other ceremony participants include Assistant Secretary of the
  Navy Sean Stackley; Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear
  Propulsion Program; Vice Adm. Michael J. Connor, commander,
  Submarine Forces; Rear Adm. David C. Johnson, program executive
  officer, Submarines; U.S. Sen. Mark Warner; U.S. Reps. J. Randy Forbes
  and Robert C. Scott; Matt Mulherin, president, Newport News
  Shipbuilding; and Kevin Poitras, president, General Dynamics Electric
When: Saturday, March 16
  10:15 a.m. Media arrive to be transported to event site
  10:30 a.m. Media set-up
  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Keel-Laying Ceremony
Where: Media will park outside the 60th Street gate in the parking lot east of the
  Welding School and be escorted and transported by bus to and from the
  site through the 60th Street gate (see directions below). The event will be
  held inside the Module Outfitting Facility.
RSVP: Confirmation of attendance is required. Please RSVP by noon on
  Thursday, March 14.You must present a photo ID and be a U.S. citizen
  to be admitted to the event. Please provide your name, birthdate and
  place of birth to:
  Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  (757) 380-3581

Please note that because this is an industrial setting, long pants and flat, sturdy shoes are required attire.

A webcast of the event will be provided at A live, multi-camera satellite broadcast of the event also will be provided. Satellite information is as follows:


Video format: 1080i 59.94 MPEG2 4:2:0
Satellite: Galaxy 3C K06 (95 degrees west)
Downlink: 11805.5H (Slot A18)
Symbol Rate: 14.385617
FEC: 3/4
Service channel: 3
Friday satellite test window: 11 - 11:15 a.m. EDT
Saturday satellite broadcast window: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Directions to Media Parking:

A map is available here

About Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers. For more information, visit:

Danny Hernandez
Director of Public Affairs
(202) 580-9086