First Cut of Steel For Columbia-class Program

May 23, 2019

First Cut of Steel For Columbia-class Program
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Newport News Shipbuilding officially began advance construction of the first Columbia-class submarine on Thursday—three weeks ahead of schedule. Pictured (left to right) are Jason Ward, Newport News’ vice president for Columbia-class construction; John Lennon, vice president of the Columbia-class submarine program at General Dynamics Electric Boat; Capt. Jon Rucker, the Navy’s Columbia program manager; Rear Adm. Scott Pappano, the Navy’s Columbia program executive officer; and Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII