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Events – 8/8/2022

Published August 9, 2022

AUGUST 9-30
Healthy Together is a four-week group coaching session led by QuadMed BeWell for Life wellness coordinators. In just four weeks, you will understand the keys to a healthy lifestyle, identify personal barriers to well-being, learn skills to help you set and achieve goals, and receive group support and accountability. Complete all four sessions and you’ll receive a time marker water bottle. Register today at myquadmed.com/BeWell.


AUGUST 10
Newport News Shipbuilding Talent Acquisition is hosting open interviews for entry-level and trainee fitter (X11) and welder (X18) positions between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the NNS Employment Office, located at NetCenter (Suite 176, Entrance 3). Job seekers may also apply in advance at buildyourcareer.com to reqs 22406, 22424, 22524 or 22944.


AUGUST 10
Join Eat, Drink & Be Well: Prediabetes and Preventing T2 to learn how QuadMed wellness coaches can provide no-cost support to help you eat healthier, get active, manage stress and stay motivated with a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. The live session is at noon and recorded for viewing later. Register at myquadmed.com/BeWell.


AUGUST 11 and 25
Spear and Gear Toastmasters welcomes all shipbuilders to an in-person meeting at 5 p.m. at The Apprentice School (Room 308). Toastmasters is a safe and welcoming environment for those seeking to enhance their communication and leadership skills. If interested in attending in person or by dial in, contact Tammy Smith (N358), Paul Gee Jr. (O52), Brandon Jones (E63), Jamar Skyles (E03) at NNS or Taylor Chamberlain (E91) at KSO.


AUGUST 12-14
Join shipbuilders and vehicle enthusiasts as they ride the “Back of the Dragon” to cure cancer and help those affected in our community. Accommodations are available at a local mansion on a first come, first served basis. The event supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Contact Eric Olsen to RSVP or if you have questions.


AUGUST 15
The Apprentice School is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director, Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Rd., Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments via the Council website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses


AUGUST 18
Learn more about emotional intelligence (EQ) from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at Bldg 903 (CR 129 A&B). EQ is the ability to understand your own emotions, the emotions of others, and how they drive behavior, and how to use that knowledge to maintain and improve your relationships. A lack of emotional intelligence can be devastating to your entire workforce. The good news is you can improve your emotional intelligence, if you’re willing to work at it, gain the tools needed to improve their personal and social EQ competencies. This event is sponsored by the African American Shipbuilders Association (AASA) ERG. For more information, email [email protected].


AUGUST 20
Women in Shipbuilding Enterprise (WiSE) will host a Rosie the Riveter Rally from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Huntington Park (Shelter 3). Dr. Latitia McCane, director of Education at The Apprentice School, and Julia Jones, vice president of Manufacturing and Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering will speak. WiSE will collect school supplies to contribute to the TATTOO program (NNS Tutoring). This event is open to all NNS employees, and no charge number will be provided for attending. Register on MyNNS. Email [email protected] for more information.


AUGUST 24
Being a dad is tough. Join us for ManPower: Dad Health to learn how to tackle fatherhood’s biggest challenges, including stress, lack of time for self-care, emotional expression and communication with your family. The live session is at noon and recorded for viewing later. Register at myquadmed.com/BeWell.


AUGUST 26
The African American Shipbuilders Association’s (AASA)next membership event will be held from 12 until 12:30pm outside of MOF/SMOF (Mid-Yard). In an effort to thank the tradespersons building these phenomenal warships, ERG members will hand out free freeze pops. While you are visiting with us, please join our cause and consider signing up as a member. Registration is not required. Email [email protected] for more information.


AUGUST 28
Join Shipbuilders Together Realizing Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (STRIDE) for a trip to the Williamsburg Winery. Guests will enjoy an educational tour and wine tasting while networking with other shipbuilders. Cost is $25 per person ($50 value). The tour will begin at 12 p.m. All participants must be 21 or older. Register on MyNNS before Aug. 19. Contact Jacob Warner via email for more information. The rain date is Sept. 11.


AUGUST 30
The L.E.A.R.N. Program will host a lunch presentation with Matt Mulherin Jr., vice president of Contracts, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. via WebEx. The event topic is “History of NNS Through My Eyes,” and it is open to all employees by reservation only. Sign up on the L.E.A.R.N. website on MyNNS. For questions, contact Christina Hayden (K51) or email [email protected]. No charge is provided.


AUGUST 31
The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Alliance (HOLA) will hold its general meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Webex. Kevin Viera will host the meeting. This meeting will go over upcoming and current events and is a great opportunity for members/guests with questions about events. Register on MyNNS.


SEPTEMBER 29
Newport News Shipbuilding is a sponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s “Tastefully Yours” food-tasting event from 6 until 9:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 on the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit hrfoodbank.org or call 757-596-7188.