PHOTO RELEASE -- U.S. Sen. Cochran Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

PHOTO RELEASE -- U.S. Sen. Cochran Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA, Miss., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted U.S. Sen. Thad
Cochran of Mississippi at its facility on Monday. Cochran visited various
areas of the shipyard and toured the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL

"Ingalls Shipbuilding employs thousands of Mississippians building ships that
are essential to our national defense," Cochran said. "The Marine Corps, Navy
and Coast Guard are all stronger because of the high-quality, modern vessels
constructed here by Mississippians. One of the most important responsibilities
of the federal government is ensuring America remains the strongest military
power in the world. The people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast play a critical
role in that mission, and I'm honored to serve in the U.S. Senate to help
support their work."

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Brian Cuccias, Ingalls' vice president, programs management, who will assume
duties as president of Ingalls Shipbuilding on April 1, said after the visit:
"It's always a welcome occasion to have Sen. Cochran visit Mississippi's
largest manufacturing employer. We were able to give him a tour of the yard
and brief him on the four different classes of ships Ingalls is currently
building for our U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. We appreciate the time the
senator spent visiting with the men and women of Ingalls who build the finest
warships in the world."

Huntington Ingalls Industries 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
more than 38,000 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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