Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Receives Virginia Living Museum's Highest Honor

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Receives Virginia Living Museum's
Highest Honor

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's Newport News
Shipbuilding (NNS) division received the Virginia Living Museum's Golden Paw
Award, the museum's highest honor. The award, a bronze bobcat statue by
Eastern Shore sculptor David Turner, was presented during a reception Sept. 20
at the museum.

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Golden Paw Award
 Virginia Living Museum Executive
 Director Page Hayhurst (left) presents
 Newport News Shipbuilding Vice
 President of Navy Programs Ken Mahler
 with the museum's prestigious
 Golden Paw Award. The award recognizes
 the shipyard's outstanding service
 and support of the museum for more than
 30 years.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=14828

"We are honored to have been selected for this award, and we are proud to have
supported the Virginia Living Museum for more than 30 years," said Ken Mahler,
NNS' vice president of Navy Programs. "We are grateful for the awareness,
outreach and education that the museum provides that is so important to the
well-being of our community."

The Golden Paw Award was created in 1995 to recognize outstanding service and
support of the museum. NNS has partnered with the museum for more than three
decades by providing financial and leadership support.

"This award recognizes significant and lasting contributions through time,
talent and inspiration, and Newport News Shipbuilding has been an outstanding
partnerin every way," said Virginia Living Museum Executive Director Page
Hayhurst. "From volunteers helping to mitigate the sound of our aquarium
pumps, to craftsmen who created a work of art out of steel for our museum
gates andthe many board members who have shaped the museum's strategic
direction, Newport News Shipbuilding has been an integral supporter of the
museum for many years."

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:


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

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