Media Advisory--Newport News Shipbuilding to Dedicate 13th Habitat for Humanity House

Media Advisory--Newport News Shipbuilding to Dedicate 13th Habitat for Humanity House
Newport News Shipbuilding

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  
  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.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

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:                       

Danny Hernandez
Director of Public Affairs
(202) 580-9086