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Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employee Receives State Apprenticeship Award

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employee Receives State
Apprenticeship Award

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Greg Hoefflin, a nuclear test
technician for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, has
been named an Outstanding Apprentice for 2012 by the Virginia Apprenticeship
Council. Hoefflin, a 2012 graduate of The Apprentice School at NNS, is the
ninth Apprentice School graduate to receive the honor since it was first
awarded in 1998.

Greg Hoefflin
 Newport News Shipbuilding
 employee Greg Hoefflin has
 been named an Outstanding
 Apprentice for 2012 by the
 Virginia Apprenticeship
 Council.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=15795

"I am proud to receive this honor," Hoefflin said. "It is always a good
feeling to have your hard work recognized."

The Virginia Apprenticeship Council, in association with the Virginia
Department of Labor and Industry, sponsors the annual awards program to honor
outstanding apprentices who represent the best of what apprenticeship has to
offer. Apprentices are nominated by their sponsoring organizations. They are
judged on craftsmanship, accuracy, cooperation, leadership and
decision-making, among other considerations.

Hoefflin started at NNS in 2005 as a sheet metal mechanic and took night
school courses to prepare himself for acceptance into The Apprentice School.
He has played an integral role in several special projects to support
shipboard production. Earlier this year, Hoefflin was chosen to be part of the
initial mechanical test group for the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln
(CVN 72), which is scheduled for a refueling complex overhaul beginning next
year at NNS. The test group typically comprises senior test engineers and
technicians.

Hoefflin earned an associate's degree in engineering from Tidewater Community
College and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering.

"Over the years, The Apprentice School has nominated individuals who are
highly respected for their craftsmanship, scholarship and leadership by their
co-workers and supervisors," said Beverley Donati, director of the Virginia
Department of Labor and Industry's division of registered apprenticeship.
"Gregory Hoefflin is a great example of someone who saw the value of an
apprenticeship and worked diligently to achieve his goals."

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

The Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. logo is available at
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CONTACT: Christie Miller
         Christine.Miller@hii-co.com
         (757) 380-3581

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