Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Completes Carrier Classic Trophy

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has completed construction of the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic trophy that will be presented on Veterans Day to the winner of the Division I men's basketball game being played on USS Carl Vinson.

The pewter trophy is inspired by the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers' island house, radars and mast structure. From concept to computer model to the finished product, about 30 shipbuilders played a role in the trophy's creation.

"The same craftsmanship, innovation and creativity that are applied to shipbuilding have gone into the making of this trophy," said Matt Mulherin, NNS president. "We are honored to have designed and built the Carrier Classic trophy that showcases our shipbuilding expertise, honors our armed forces and adds a distinctive element to this inaugural event."

NNS's participation in building the trophy was announced in September. Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina will face off on Veterans Day on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, docked at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego. NNS built USS Carl Vinson and delivered it to the Navy in February 1982.

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 Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

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:



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