Photo Release -- HII Welcomes USS Abraham Lincoln to Newport News Shipbuilding

Photo Release -- HII Welcomes USS Abraham Lincoln to Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN
72) to its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division today, following a
six-week delay in its arrival. Lincoln was originally scheduled to arrive Feb.
14 for its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), but it was among the Navy
projects delayed due to uncertainties surrounding the defense budget and
funding of the work.

Lincoln Arrival
 The aircraft carrier USS Abraham
 Lincoln (CVN 72) arrived at Newport
 News Shipbuilding this morning for its
 refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).

A photo accompanying this release is available at

The ship's transit to NNS is being funded under a planning contract.

"We are pleased Congress passed, and the president signed, this important
legislation, which enabled the Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding to move the
Lincoln to our shipyard today and begin the RCOH," NNS President Matt Mulherin
said. "Most importantly, this provides continued job security and stability
for our workforce and provides continuity of our RCOH programs, which
contribute so significantly to the defense of our great nation."

NNS' overhaul team began working on the ship at the Navy base in Norfolk and
made progress prior to Lincoln's arrival at NNS.

"The ship-shipyard team has worked hard to prepare the ship for a successful
start to refueling complex overhaul," said Capt. Karl Thomas, the ship's
commanding officer. "Since our Norfolk arrival in August, I've been very
pleased with the energy of the entire Newport News shipyard, Supervisor of
Shipbuilding and Lincoln crew. We're committed to getting this project off on
the right foot, completing it on time, and getting the ship modernized and
back into the fleet ready to serve."

The RCOH represents 35 percent of all maintenance and modernization in an
aircraft carrier's 50-year service life. Lincoln's RCOH will include the
refueling of the ship's reactors, as well as extensive modernization work to
more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks and hundreds of systems. In addition,
major upgrades will be made to the flight deck, catapults, combat systems and
the island.

Video of the arrival is available on HII's YouTube channel:

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 at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
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