California (SSN 781) submarine keel laying and authentication ceremony

California (SSN 781) submarine keel laying and authentication ceremony
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California (SSN 781) submarine keel laying and authentication ceremony participants included (left to right) Newport News welder Scott Hallinger; Adm. Kirkland Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion; U.S. Rep. Robert "Bobby" Scott, (D-Va.); General Dynamics Electric Boat President John Casey; Sector Vice President and General Manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News Matt Mulherin; California's Prospective Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Kevin Kinslow and the ship's sponsor, Donna Willard. Photo by Rick Thompson