Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Shares More Than 20,000 School Supplies With Hampton Roads Students

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Shares More Than 20,000 School
Supplies With Hampton Roads Students

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's Newport News
Shipbuilding (NNS) division's "School Tools" drive collected more than 20,000
school supplies to assist about 1,000 area students.

School Tools
 Shipbuilders (left to right) Darryl
 Dildy, Paula Young and Gary Guye help
 pack some of the 1,028 glue bottles and
 glue sticks donated in Newport News
 Shipbuilding's School Tools
 initiative.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=14743

"HII stresses the importance of education and encourages our employees to get
involved in their communities," said Chavis Harris, NNS' director, EEO,
diversity and corporate citizenship. "School Tools allows us to engage in
both. We are shipbuilders, but we are parents and grandparents too and
equipping our youth for a successful school year is a very worthy cause."

Shipbuilders donated a variety of school supplies, including 6,258 pencils,
4,386 ball point pens and 911 packs of paper. The supplies were sorted and
delivered Friday to area departments of social services, Newport News Public
Schools Administration and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula as
part of United Way's Day of Caring.

"We truly appreciate Newport News Shipbuilding's involvement that enables us
to help our families in need," said Cheryl Ferreira, social worker for York
County and the City of Poquoson. "The beginning of the school year is a
stressful time, especially for parents who are struggling financially, and the
donation of school supplies not only helps prepare children for the school
year, but helps to alleviate that stress."

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

  *HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
  *HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
  *HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

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CONTACT: Christie Miller
         Christine. Miller@HII-co.com
         (757) 380-3581

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