Pictured from left are Rosa Rainey, X33 coatings apprentice instructor; Melvin Perry, marine painter; Charles Beamon, lead instructor; Jonathan Thomas, marine painter; and Deborah Pittman, X33 coatings apprentice instructor.

Thanking Deckplate Role Models

Published December 21, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School craft instructors spend numerous hours training apprentices in their areas. However, they can’t do it alone. Along with fellow apprentices, other experienced NNS mechanics help to teach and train. The Apprentice School management team decided to recognize those individuals by giving them T-shirts that read, “Thank You for Being a Deckplate Role Model.”