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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) announced the selection of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) as its 2018 Corporate Citizenship Action awardee. The award is presented to a company located in the Hampton Roads area that emphasizes giving back to the community. The awards reception was held last week at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News.

“It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of HII and all of the employees who have invested their time and resources into bettering their communities,” said Dwayne Blake, corporate vice president of investor relations, who accepted the award on behalf of HII. “Being recognized by the HRCAP for the commitments our workforce has made serving the educational, nutritional and environmental needs of our communities shows the impact our employees have made over the years has not gone unnoticed. I hope this recognition encourages them to continue the invaluable work that they do every day, both inside and outside the shipyard.”

Every year thousands of HII employees pledge their individual time and money to serve their local communities. As a company, HII views corporate citizenship as an opportunity to enrich the workforce and the cities they call home through educational scholarships, positive environmental impact and community giving. In 2017, HII donated nearly $2 million and countless hours to various nonprofit organizations like the United Way, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and local food banks. In the two years since it was established, the HII Scholarship Fund has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to 178 children of HII employees.

The HRCAP is a nonprofit community action agency that has served residents of southeastern Virginia for more than 50 years. As an award-winning organization, HRCAP has been a pivotal contributor to the economic stability of individuals, families and the community in Hampton Roads.

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Dwayne Blake, HII’s corporate vice president of investor relations, accepts the 2018 Corporate Citizenship Action award on behalf of HII from Edith White, executive director of the Hampton Roads Community Action Program. Photo courtesy of HRCAP

The HRCAP’s mission is to connect people to educational, social and economic programs that create self-sufficiency thereby changing lives, creating hope and making the Hampton Roads community a better place to live.

The HRCAP is located at 2410 Wickham Ave. in Newport News. For more information, call 757-247-0379 or email [email protected]. Connect to the HRCAP online at and via Facebook and Twitter.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Mission Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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