Photo Release -- HII Announces Promotion of Chris Miner as Newport News Shipbuilding's Vice President of In-Service Aircraft

Photo Release -- HII Announces Promotion of Chris Miner as Newport News
Shipbuilding's Vice President of In-Service Aircraft Carrier Programs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) today announced that Chris Miner has been promoted to
vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs for the company's
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.

Chris Miner
 Chris Miner, Newport News
 Shipbuilding's vice
 president of in-service
 aircraft carrier programs.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

In his new position, Miner is responsible for planning and executing aircraft
carrier overhaul programs and inactivations, including the upcoming USS
Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) and the USS
Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation, as well as aircraft carrier fleet support
work. RCOH and inactivation work is primarily performed at NNS. Aircraft
carrier fleet support work is performed in Norfolk; San Diego; Everett, Wash.;
and Japan. Miner will report to Ken Mahler, NNS' vice president of Navy

"Chris is uniquely qualified with broad shipbuilding experience," Mahler said.
"He will transition smoothly into this job and will provide continued
leadership talent and credibility to an important part of our business that
produces strong performance relative to safety, quality, cost and schedule."

Miner is a 29-year shipyard veteran, most recently serving as director of the
Virginia-Class Submarine Program. He also served as the program director for
USS Carl Vinson's RCOH. Miner is a former quality manager and a non-nuclear
test director, having successfully served as the senior shipyard trials
director on many submarine and aircraft carrier sea trials.

"I look forward to working with the in-service aircraft carrier team as we
continue to deliver strong performance and meet the needs of the Navy," Miner

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 nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
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