NNS Celebrates Veterans

Published November 15, 2023

Veterans Day was Saturday, Nov. 11. Newport News Shipbuilding honored those who served in the U.S. armed forces last week. Take a look at this video featuring shipbuilders Christopher Lavigne, Keith Hannan, Rilee Kublick, Kerry West, Todd Gular and Craig Heaton as they reflect on their lives as veterans.

The Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) also hosted a slate of events last week to honor veterans for their service. That included Service Mashup Day on Monday, when shipbuilders were encouraged to wear clothing items to support their favorite branch of the military. Uniformed NNS Security officers who are veterans were allowed to participate by wearing hats representing their branch.

Arthur Artis and Keith Hannan represent the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps, respectively.


Edward O’Donnell represents the U.S. Navy.


Kevin Jones representing the U.S. Air Force.


Richard Hadsell representing the U.S. Air Force.


William Turner representing the U.S. Army.