Huntington Ingalls Industries Sponsors 2012 USO Gala in Washington, D.C.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) is pleased to announce its three star-level sponsorship
of the annual USO Gala, which will take place tonight at the Washington Hilton
in Washington, D.C. HII's sponsorship will help enable the USO to continue its
critical mission of lifting the spirits of troops and their families through
the many programs the organization delivers to service members, their families
and wounded warriors.
"The work the USO does to support our service men and women and their families
around the world is invaluable," said HII President and CEO Mike Petters. "As
a company that for more than 125 years has built the great military ships that
help protect America's freedoms around the world, we are honored to partner
with the USO."
This year the USO celebrates its 71^st anniversary. At the gala, the USO will
recognize a special volunteer as well as honorees selected by the senior
enlisted representatives from each branch of the Armed Forces for their
extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism.
Among the estimated 1,000 guests will be Washington dignitaries, members of
Congress, military leadership, celebrities, members of the USO Board of
Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.
About the USO: The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of
America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of
places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and
military bases, top-quality entertainment and innovative programs and
services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most,
including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and
their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We
rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual
donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic
Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear
Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft
Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corp., Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare
Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal
Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more
about the USO, please visit http://www.uso.org.
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
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*HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
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CONTACT: Beci Brenton
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