Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Administer shipbuilding, design, conversion and repair contracts with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and other assigned contractors through quality onsite program, technical and business management, to satisfy customer requirements and support America's strategic defense initiative.
Collis Potter Huntington is credited with the development of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Company. Opened as Chesapeake Dry-Dock & Construction Company, initially, the idea was to build ships for the sole purpose of transporting goods from the rails to the seas. With President Theodore Roosevelt’s declaration to create a Great White Fleet the company entered the warship business by building seven of the first sixteen warships. Today the shipyard holds a dominant position in the American warship construction business with vast facilities located on more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront in Newport News, Virginia.
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va. HII employs approximately 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
Military bases in close proximity to HII are Joint Bases Langley-Eustis, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Air Station Oceana, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Together, they support approximately 85,000 joint force military personnel with an additional 120,000 family members, over 68,000 retirees and 27,439 DoD personnel and civilian employees.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding (HII) is located on Virginia's Hampton Roads Peninsula. The Peninsula area covers Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, and Gloucester. HII is located in the city of Newport News, VA and is situated along a two-mile stretch of property on the James River, approximately 79 miles East of Richmond, VA; 177 miles south of Washington, D.C.; 23 miles from downtown Norfolk, VA and 37 miles from Virginia Beach, VA. HII is bordered by the James River Bridge to the north and the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) to its south.
The Newport News Shipyard is accessible by commercial Bus Lines or through the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
If you're heading east, use Interstate 64 E to I-664 S toward Downtown Newport News/Suffolk. Take exit 5. Follow 35th Street to the SUPSHIP building, building #2 on your right.
If you're heading west, take Interstate 64 W to exit 264, merge onto I-664 S toward Downtown Newport News/Suffolk. Take exit 5. Follow 35th Street to the SUPSHIP building, building #2 on your right.
If you’re heading north, take I 664 N, to exit 5. Follow 35th Street to the SUPSHIP building, building #2 on your right.
There is no public transportation on HII. Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is just outside of the shipyard gates located on the corner of 35th Street and Washington Avenue. Transportation is available to and from Huntington Hall Navy Barracks. For more information on bus routes on the Peninsula visit HRT online.
For ships undergoing repairs at Huntington Ingalls, contact the shipyards operator at 757-380-2000.