Huntington Ingalls Arm Earns Fit-Friendly Worksite Designation; Edmond Hughes Comments

HIIA Huntington Ingalls Industries division has received a designation given by the American Heart Association to companies that promote exercise and wellness programs in the workplace.

This is the third year that Ingalls Shipbuilding has earned the Fit-Friendly Worksite status and the organization’s second year to receive the Platinum Fit-Friendly designation from AHA, HII said Friday.

“We are very proud of the work we do here at Ingalls to promote healthier lifestyles and wellness of not just our employees, but their families,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls vice president of human resources and administration.

Hughes added the company encourages healthy habits through its family health center as well as sporting events and smoking cessation initiatives.

Twenty-one companies in Mississippi hold the association’s Fit-Friendly Worksite designation.

You may also be interested in...

Blue Origin

Blue Origin Launches 14th New Shepard Mission With Updated Crew Capsule

Blue Origin, a space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, used a capsule with updated crew systems during the company's 14th mission with the New Shepard rocket. The updated capsule featured new push-to-talk communications systems, noise reduction tools, cushioned wall linings, environmental systems and a crew alert system, Blue Origin said Thursday.


Teledyne Subsidiary to Produce Additional Navy LCS Missile Defense Modules

A Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has secured an $18M contract from Northrop Grumman to manufacture four more missile defense systems for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship mission package.


Lockheed’s Orion Spacecraft Concludes Assembly, Testing for NASA’s Artemis Mission to Lunar Orbit

Lockheed Martin has sent the Orion capsule to NASA’s exploration ground systems team for final preparations ahead of the unmanned Artemis I mission to lunar orbit that will launch later this year. The spacecraft concluded assembly operations and testing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.