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Huntington Ingalls Industries Sponsors USO Gala

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 17, 2014

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announces its sponsorship of the annual USO Gala, which will take place tonight at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. HII's sponsorship will help enable the USO to continue its mission of lifting the spirits of troops and their families through the many programs the organization delivers to services members, their families and wounded warriors.

"We are proud to sponsor the USO and help in any way possible to support its important mission," said HII President and CEO Mike Petters. "The USO does so much to improve the lives of our service men and women and their families around the world. Since World War II, the USO has been our troops' home away from home, and through the organization's programs and services, the USO will continue to be home for our service men and women throughout the world today and in the future."

This year the USO celebrates its 73rd anniversary. At the gala, the organization will recognize a special volunteer as well as honorees selected by the senior enlisted representatives from each branch of the Armed Forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism. Among the 1,000 guests will be Washington dignitaries, members of Congress, military leadership, celebrities, members of the USO Board of Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.

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