Photo Release -- Nine Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference

Photo Release -- Nine Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Black
Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that nine employees from its Newport
News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for
achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
during the 27^th annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global
Competitiveness Conference.

Theodore A. Bush
  Theodore A. Bush

Tennyson D. Garrett
  Tennyson D. Garrett

Timothy Gates
  Timothy Gates

George E. Holmes Jr.
  George E. Holmes Jr.

Bernard R. Johnson Jr.
  Bernard R. Johnson Jr.

Brian Lang
  Brian Lang

Denise Martin
  Denise Martin

Robert L. Walker III
  Robert L. Walker III

Angela Woods
  Angela Woods

Photos accompanying this release are available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=17059

This year's conference is being held at the Washington Marriott in Wardman
Park through Saturday.

HII's BEYA winners:

Theodore A. Bush is an electrical engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He has
played a key role in his group's contribution to the Large Deck Amphibious
(LDA) Program and the Navy's newest fleet of the San Antonio-class amphibious
assault ships. Bush earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from
Alabama A&M University.

Tennyson D. Garrett is a mechanical engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding.
During his 10 years with the shipyard, Garrett has served in roles of
increasing responsibility, including designing and maintaining piping systems,
and ensuring that all systems meet U.S. Navy specifications. He holds a
bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University and a
bachelor's degree in applied physics from Hampton University.

Timothy Gates is a senior mechanical engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding.Gates
has progressed from entry-level engineer to a senior member of complex ship
design teams. He was hired as an associate engineer and has worked as lead
engineer in various programs at Ingalls, including DDG 1000, large-deck ships
and the DDG 51 integration team. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a
master's degree in technology management at the University of Maryland.

George E. Holmes Jr. is a test engineering manager at Newport News
Shipbuilding with 11 years of experience in the planning, execution and
testing of aircraft carrier automation systems. Holmes holds a bachelor's
degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA
from the College of William and Mary.

Bernard R. Johnson Jr. is a procurement analyst at Newport News Shipbuilding.
During his 24 years with the shipyard, Johnson has served in roles of
increasing responsibility in the areas of supply chain procurement and
engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from
Virginia State University.

Brian Lang is an electrical engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Lang is
currently working as team lead for combat systems information on the
amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6). Lang has held positions of increasing
responsibility in engineering for the past 12 years. He holds a bachelor's
degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Alabama.

Denise Martin is a business manager in Newport News Shipbuilding's nuclear
propulsion division, where she oversees eight core engineering areas of
responsibility supporting all nuclear submarine and carrier contracts, from
design and engineering through testing. Martin, who holds a mechanical
engineering degree from Old Dominion University, has worked for the shipyard
since 1985.

Robert L. Walker III has worked as an electrical engineer for Newport News
Shipbuilding since 2009. He designs cabling and test support equipment for
quality testing, and he works with other shipyard engineers and vendors to
ensure that all products meet the Navy customer's needs. Walker holds a
bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Old Dominion University.

Angela Woods is an engineering logistics manager at Ingalls Shipbuilding and
oversees the technical data development group at the Avondale facility in
Louisiana. She is a valuable member of the engineering management staff,
developing new processes and efficiencies for the Navy and Coast Guard
programs. She is a few credits away from a bachelor's degree in communications
from Loyola University.

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.
HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial
energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of
Energy. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and
California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and
Ingalls Shipbuilding. For more information about HII, 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: Bill Glenn
         William.glenn@hii-co.com
         (228) 935-1323

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