Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Gives to Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Gives to Virginia Peninsula
Foodbank

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)
division donated more than $23,500 and more than 31,000 pounds of
non-perishable food to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank during the shipyard's
annual holiday food drive.

2012 Food Drive
 Newport News
 Shipbuilding's annual
 food drive sparked
 employees' competitive
 spirit and creativity. Food
 donations that were
 collected were stacked to
 build pyramids and
 Christmas trees and used to
 fill offices from desk to
 door.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
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"We are fortunate to employ an extraordinary group of people at Newport News
Shipbuilding," said Chavis Harris, NNS' director, EEO, diversity and corporate
citizenship. "Each year we challenge our folks to give back to the community,
and each year their generosity raises the bar. We are proud of their kindness
and happy to support such a worthy cause."

In addition to spurring generosity, the food drive sparked shipbuilders'
competitive spirit and creativity. Food donations that were collected were
stacked to build pyramids, Christmas trees and used to fill offices from desk
to door.

"We are thrilled and humbly appreciate all that Newport News Shipbuilding's
employees do for the Foodbank and the community," said Loretta Jones-Knauth,
chief philanthropy officer for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. "On behalf of
the families and individuals who benefit from their support, we are proud to
say thank you to the extraordinary individuals at the shipyard who are making
a real difference in the lives of others and who are committed partners to the
Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula."

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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