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PHOTO RELEASE--Mike Petters Advocates for Early Childhood Education at Virginia Workforce Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), delivered the keynote remarks and call to action this morning at the Virginia Workforce Conference in Richmond. The theme for the conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, was “Building A Demand-Driven Talent Pipeline.” Petters argued that workforce development and education—specifically pre-K education—are national security issues. To read his speech and see a photo from the event, visit: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/va-workforce-conference.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Source:Huntington Ingalls Incorporated