Media Advisory -- Newport News Shipbuilding to Celebrate Construction Milestone on John Warner (SSN 785) with Submarine's Namesake

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| Source: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

ADVISORY, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

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Media are invited to join former U.S. Sen. John Warner and his wife, Jeanne, during their visit to Newport News Shipbuilding to see the construction progress on Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785), which is pressure hull complete. Pressure hull complete is a construction milestone that signifies the submarine's hull sections are joined to form a single, water-tight unit.
   
When: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday
   
Where: Signs will be posted directing media to park in visitor parking at the Innovation Center in the North Yard.
  Media will be escorted and transported by bus to and from the site. The press availability will be held inside the Module Outfitting Facility.
   
RSVP:  Confirmation of attendance is required. Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday.
  You must present a photo ID and be a U.S. citizen to be admitted to the event. Please RSVP to:
   
  Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  (757) 380-3581 
  Christine.Miller@hii-co.com

Please note that because this is an industrial setting, long pants and flat, sturdy shoes are required attire. Safety gear will be provided.

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 at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit: