MEDIA ADVISORY--Newport News Shipbuilding to Dedicate 13th Habitat for Humanity House

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:Shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News
Shipbuilding (NYSE:HII) division will join Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and
Greater Williamsburg and community leaders to dedicate the 13th Habitat
for Humanity house that the shipyard has helped to build.
Speakers will include Ray Bagley, vice president of trades operations,
Newport News Shipbuilding; Che Henderson, president, Habitat for
Humanity board of directors; Newport News Vice Mayor Rob Coleman;
city council members Sharon P. Scott, Tina Vick and Dr. Patricia
Woodbury; Karen R. Wilds, executive director, Newport News
Redevelopment and Housing Authority; and Karen Joyner, CEO of the
Virginia Peninsula Food Bank.
When:4 p.m. Wednesday
Where: 8 Moores Lane
Newport News, VA 23606
RSVP:Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (757) 380-3581
Christine.Miller@hii-co.com
Please RSVP by noon Wednesday


During the dedication ceremony, the keys to the new house will be given to LaShand Coleman and her children, Dhestini and Dwayne “D.J.” The shipyard has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg since 2002 to build homes for families in Hampton Roads.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering 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 nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.