Media Advisory -- HII Welcomes USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Her Crew to Newport News Shipbuilding




What:   Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) representatives will welcome the crew of
    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to the shipyard and provide an overview of the
    refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work that will be completed on the
    ship. Ken Mahler, NNS vice president of Navy programs; Chris Miner, NNS vice
    president of in-service aircraft carrier programs; and Capt. Karl Thomas,
    commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln, will participate in a brief press
    conference at dry dock 11 where the carrier is moored.
When:   Monday, April 1
    11 a.m.
    Media to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.
Where:   Media parking will be reserved in the shipyard's North Yard parking lot. Media
    must arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. to cover the press conference. Transportation
    to dry dock 11 will be provided.
    * From I-64 (either westbound or eastbound)--
    * Take Exit #264 to Interstate I-664 toward Downtown Newport News/ Suffolk
    * Take Exit #5 (35th Street) to Warwick Blvd.
    * Travel approximately 3 miles on Warwick Blvd.
    * Immediately after 69th Street, make a U-turn on to Huntington Ave.
    * Merge into the right lane and continue to bear right on to Shipyard Drive
    * Continue downhill and stay straight, then follow signs to media parking
RSVP:   Please RSVP by 9 a.m. on Monday, April 1.Media must RSVP in advance to
    gain access to the shipyard. You must present a photo ID and be a U.S. citizen
    to be admitted to the event.
    Christie Miller
    (757) 380-3581
Attire:   Because this is an industrial setting, long pants and sturdy, flat closed-toed shoes

are required. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.

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:


Contact information

Christie Miller
Manager of Media Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding Communications
(757) 380-3581
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