HII MEDIA ADVISORY -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Christening of America (LHA 6)

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

 

What: America (LHA 6) Media Day and Christening
   
When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 (Media Day – closed-toe shoes required)
  10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 LHA 6 Christening (Media should arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
   
Where: Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center
   
Who: (Media Day)
  -- Ship Sponsor Lynne Pace, wife of U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  -- Irwin F. Edenzon, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  -- Shipbuilders of LHA 6
  -- U.S. Navy sailors of LHA 6
  -- U.S. Navy Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr., America's prospective commanding officer
  -- (Christening day) – Keynote speaker Gen. James F. Amos, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
   
RSVP: Bill Glenn, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (228) 327-1671
  william.glenn@hii-co.com, or
  Beci Brenton, Huntington Ingalls Industries, 757-880-3934, Beci.Brenton@hii-co.com

Please RSVP by noon Thursday, Oct. 18

Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) on Saturday, Oct. 20. Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will be the keynote speaker and will join Lynne Pace, wife of U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, when she smashes a ceremonial bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship.

There will also be a media day on Friday, Oct. 19 with participants noted above.

A satellite truck is also available for video feed.

(Sat truck will have test on Friday, Oct. 19 from 1-2 p.m. Central and will be live at 9:30 a.m. Central on Saturday, Oct. 20)

Service: 4.5MHz KU BAND DOMESTIC SPACE

Source: GALAXY 17 91W 4.5MHz (K) SAT Access Tel: 001 404 381 2600

Channel/Frequency: TXP 21K SLOT B (U/L: 14413.25 V, D/L: 12113.25 H)

Service: US SD KU DOWNLINK & ONPASS TO VISTA

Source: GALAXY 17 91W 4.5MHz (K)

Channel/Frequency: TXP 21K SLOT B (U/L: 14413.25 V, D/L: 12113.25 H)

Video Std: 525 NTSC .

No. Audio Channels: Audio: 1 Pair (2ch) .

Symbol Rate: 3.31 Msym/s

FEC: 3/4

Aspect Ratio : SD 4.3 (Default) .

Modulation : DVBS-QPSK (Default) 35%

MPEG : 420 MPEG 2

Encryption: No Encryption

About Huntington Ingalls

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:

Contact information

Bill Glenn
Manager of Media Relations
Ingalls Shipbuilding Communications
(228) 935-1323
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