Employees across Newport News Shipbuilding are spending time cleaning their work areas this week. Photo by Ashley Cowan

NNS Tidies Up During “Field Day”

Published February 15, 2023

Newport News Shipbuilding kicked off a series of Field Day events Monday, Feb. 13, to reset NNS’ cleanliness standards and clean up all workspaces inside and outside of the shipyard gates, including offices. Field Day is a Navy term used to describe a day for cleaning up all parts of the ship, or a day of general cleaning.

“Shipyard cleanliness is important to our health and safety, and providing a clean work environment inspires greater productivity and pride in where we work,” Karey Malyszko, vice president of Plant Operations, wrote in a message to employees.

General areas of focus are reestablishing cleaning standards, maintaining clear fire lanes, fire prevention and line management practices.