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Celebrating Excellence

Published October 12, 2021

Newport News Shipbuilding honored the 394 recipients of the 2021 Model of Excellence during a drive-in ceremony at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Oct. 8.

The outdoor event with honorees and their families and friends was held in lieu of a traditional dinner due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Model of Excellence is the company’s highest honor and recognizes individuals and teams who have made extraordinary contributions to the achievement of objectives outlined in the NNSFORWARD Strategy – Enable Our Workforce, Transform Business Operations, Execute Efficiently, Grow the Business Base and Lead the Way.

During the event, attendees watched video featuring all of the award-winning nominations.

“Shipbuilders always support each other, so it’s important to pause from our hard work to acknowledge and celebrate the performance of this select group,” said NNS President Jennifer Boykin. “I am proud to stand with them as we forge the way ahead for our company, the Navy and our nation.”

Learn more about this year’s honorees and their contributions to NNS in the 2021 Model of Excellence ceremony program, which is available on the NNS website. The video featuring winning nominations also is available for viewing on MyNNS, NNS’ external website and on the NNS to Go app.