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EVENTS – 11/9/2022

Published November 9, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding’s annual Holiday Food Drive is Nov. 7-18. Hunger exists in every zip code in our region, and it is year-round. Nearly 62,000 Peninsula residents must choose between food and other critical needs like childcare, electricity, medicine and transportation. With shipbuilder support, we can help our neighbors achieve long-term food security, so they no longer have to make such tough decisions.

Michael Fabey, author of “Heavy Metal,” a book that takes readers inside the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding, is presenting during The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s Evening Lecture Series at 7 p.m. In-person attendance is free for museum members and $10 for guests. The lecture will also be livestreamed and is free to watch online. Visit to register.

Newport News Shipbuilding is a sponsor of the 2022 Hampton Roads Heart Walk, which supports the American Heart Association. The Peninsula walk will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Fort Monroe’s Outlook Beach Boardwalk. The Southside walk will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at Chesapeake City Park.

The L.E.A.R.N. Program and the African American Shipbuilders Association (AASA) will co-host an after-work presentation with Xavier Beale, vice president of Human Resources and Trades, from 4 to 5 p.m. via WebEx. The event is open to all employees by reservation only. Sign up on the L.E.A.R.N. website on MyNNS. Contact Christina Hayden (K51) or email [email protected] for more information. No charge is provided.

Newport News Shipbuilding is accepting applications for 2023 college summer internships. The deadline for students to apply is Nov. 27. Internships are paid opportunities for students to work 40 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during the summer. Accounting, business and finance majors should apply to req 25785. Computer science, IT and software engineering majors should apply to req 25784. Engineering majors (ABET accreditation required) should apply to req 25786. Supply chain management majors should apply to req 25768. Apply at

QuadMed celebrates Engagement Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Employee Well-being Day by offering COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in addition to Know Your Numbers screenings and flu shots. Appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Schedule your appointment and be entered for special prizes. Contact O18 ED&I Office ([email protected]), Danyelle Saunders (O18) or Ashley Dillard (O18) for more information.

The Apprentice School Student Association is hosting its annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the Virginia Air and Space Center on 6 until 11 p.m. Come join us for a night of fun to enjoy prizes, games, dancing and a formal dinner. Apprentice tickets are on sale currently for $30 and alumni tickets will go on sale Nov. 13 for $35. Visit or contact Jessica Lawson at 757-703-6090 or via email for more information.

The Project Management Shipbuilder Association (PMSA) invites shipbuilders to attend an after-work holiday social event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at PBR (1976 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666). Appetizers and two drink tickets will be provided. Please sign up as soon as possible for an accurate headcount to accommodate everyone. Hope to see you there!

The event is open to all employees. Sign up on MyNNS. For questions, contact Debra Brand.