Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates Opening of Submarine Facility



What: Grand opening of NNS' Supplemental Module Outfitting Facility (SMOF), a $100 million investment to accommodate the Virginia Class Submarine Program's two-submarines-per-year build plan
When: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 (Media to arrive by noon for pre-ceremony facility tour)
  Noon: Meet at Building 520
  12:10 p.m.l Depart for SMOF
  12:20 p.m.: Tour facility
  12:40 p.m.: Media set-up
  1 p.m.: Program
  1:20 p.m.: Media availability
Where: Meet at Building 520 (corner of 41st Street and Washington Avenue) to be transported to the SMOF
Parking: Parking will be reserved in the visitor parking lot at the corner of 41st Street and Washington Avenue. Visitor parking is located on the left behind an unmanned guard shack. All reserved spaces will be marked with an orange cone. Please remove the cone and replace it when you leave.
RSVP: Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (757) 380-3581

Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The Supplemental Module Outfitting Facility (SMOF) will be used in the production of submarines for the Virginia Class Submarine program, which has been recognized as the best shipbuilding program in the Navy. Construction of Washington (SSN 787) on Sept. 2, 2011, marked the beginning of the program's two-submarines-per-year build plan.

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. Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

Contact information

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