Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employee Recognized for Professional Leadership and Community Involvement

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employee Recognized for
Professional Leadership and Community Involvement

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) employee Timothy J. Sweitzer has received Inside
Business' Top Forty Under 40 Award for his professional success and community
involvement. Sweitzer is the director of material engineering for the
company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.

Tim Sweitzer
 Tim Sweitzer graduated
 from Virginia Tech in 1996
 with a degree in aerospace
 engineering. He also
 earned master's
 degrees in management and
 mechanical engineering
 from MIT's Leaders for
 Manufacturing program.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=15103

Inside Business, a local weekly business publication, created the Top Forty
Under 40 award 14 years ago to recognize local business professionals under 40
years of age. Honorees are chosen by an independent judging panel from
publicly submitted nominations. The winners will be honored during a banquet
tonight at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and profiled in a special issue of
the magazine.

"Winning this award is an incredible honor and reflects the support and
encouragement I am given at work and at home to pursue my professional and
community interests," Sweitzer said.

Sweitzer is responsible for maintaining technical data for more than 300,000
active parts, assuring that more than $1 billion of material purchased per
year meets all requirements, and improving performance through better
integration between engineering and hundreds of suppliers. The 10-year
shipyard veteran has held several leadership roles of increasing
responsibility in production engineering, manufacturing planning, process
excellence and quality. Sweitzer also serves as board chairman for Starbase
Victory, a non-profit private/public partnership with Portsmouth Public
Schools that inspires grade school students to pursue opportunities in
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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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