PASCAGOULA, Miss., Aug. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today donated a van to the Mississippi Gulf Coast USO. The van will be used to support the constant movement and activity of the USO lounges in Gulfport and other USO functions along the Gulf Coast and within Mississippi.
"Donating this van is just one of the many ways Ingalls Shipbuilding supports our military and their families," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. "Just as our shipbuilders need the right tools to build great ships for our Navy and Coast Guard customers, the USO needs the right tools to do their job as well. This van will help the USO accomplish its important mission: to support the brave men and women who protect our freedom and the loved ones who wait patiently for their safe return."
Ingalls Shipbuilding donated the van and helped with the costs of painting the vehicle in a patriotic manner.
"Ingalls has outdone themselves with their donation of the van to USO Gulf Coast," said USO Gulf Coast Director Deanna Attaway. "Without generous donors and volunteers, support of the troops would be impossible. Ingalls has yet again shown the troops they stand firm in their support of our service men and women and will continue to support them through the USO—until every one comes home!"
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top-quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.
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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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