March 11, 2024

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B), the legacy cleanup contractor at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, contributed nearly $500,000 to organizations and workforce development programs in Northern New Mexico through its Community Commitment Program in 2023. N3B giving is documented in the 2023 Community Commitment Annual Report.

N3B provided $349,850 to support the initiatives, programs and community events of 44 local organizations.

Recipients included The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

“The grant from N3B is a lifeline that supports our mission to save lives by removing barriers for Northern New Mexicans battling cancer,” said Antonio Guerrero, marketing and communication director for the organization. “This support enables us to provide crucial transportation assistance so the journey to treatment in Santa Fe is one less obstacle cancer patients must face.”

The N3B grant to the National Dance Institute of New Mexico brought the group’s weekly classes to third- and fourth-graders in seven schools in Rio Arriba County.

“Support from N3B allowed NDI of New Mexico to provide our North Outreach Program to 353 disadvantaged children in the Española area,” said Kerry Moriarty, NDI of New Mexico grant manager. “They had access to an art education enrichment experience that provided them with skills for academic success and good health through innovative movement-based learning featuring STEM content.”

N3B is committed to being a good corporate citizen in Northern New Mexico and working to improve the lives of local residents.

N3B has committed to donate 5% of the fee it earns from its contract with the Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office to clean up legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

N3B provides support primarily in the areas of STEM education, human services and arts and culture.

In 2023, N3B team members also devoted nearly 3,100 hours of personal volunteer time to support 37 nonprofits in the communities where they live.

“We applaud the nonprofits in this region for the important work they do, and we’re glad to support them,” said Brad Smith, N3B president and general manager. “We take our commitment to Northern New Mexico communities very seriously, and it is truly a joy to work with these groups and help them make a difference.”

N3B also devoted $150,000 in 2023 for its Nuclear Operator Apprenticeship Program, provided in conjunction with Northern New Mexico College. Two local students graduated from the two-year program and accepted full-time positions at N3B in 2023. Four students are currently enrolled in the program.

N3B’s 2023 Community Commitment Annual Report can be reviewed and downloaded at Nonprofit organizations in Northern New Mexico interested in partnering with N3B can find information on N3B Community Contribution Program at the same site.


About N3B
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear and BWX Technologies. N3B manages the $2.1 billion, 10-year Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office.


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Caption: This volunteer with Cancer Society for New Mexico is supporting a client preparing for treatment.

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Caption: The theme of the Dance Institute of New Mexico North Program performance in March 2023 was Route 66: Legends of the Road.