Navy, lawmakers come together to discuss critical quality-of-life improvements for sailors

NORFOLK, Va. — Even since the string of suicides in 2022 and 2023, Navy leaders have been laser-focused on what they can do to improve the quality of life for sailors.

Members of Congress and municipal leaders are equally concerned, and they all met Monday at Naval Station Norfolk.

The conversation largely focused on Newport News Shipbuilding, where three of the sailors who died by suicide were assigned to the then-under-repair USS George Washington.

Improvements to come include better parking, housing and high-speed Internet.

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