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LaShand Coleman (center) celebrates at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for her new home, the 13th Habitat For Humanity house built by Newport News Shipbuilding volunteers.

2016 Report to the Community

Message to our Communities

A wise person once said: “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

This is certainly true at Huntington Ingalls Industries, where thousands of men and women all across the United States—and even a few around the world—go from their very demanding full-time jobs to thousands of volunteer commitments that help
make their communities great places to live.

HII President and CEO Mike Petters interacts with children at a fund-raiser for the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center in October 2016.

We are proud of our record of corporate citizenship. First and foremost, we are committed to safe operations everywhere we do business, and that includes protecting our natural environment.

We also contribute to a wide range of charitable programs—from education to health and human services to the arts—and we sponsor events that benefit the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics. Over time, our relationships with these groups and many more have become as much a part of our business as our relationships with our customers and suppliers.

But this “Report to the Community” also offers a glimpse of the very wide scope of work our employees do on their own—as volunteers with local schools, churches, hospitals, civic groups, clubs and other charitable organizations. They do this work because helping others makes them feel good. They may do it because someone helped them and they want to “pay it forward.” They may do it to set an example for their children. They do it because they know it’s the right thing to do.

Whatever their motivation, I’m proud of the work HII’s employees do in so many communities— including yours—and I’m proud that they also happen to work at HII.

It’s no accident that our report coincides with National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). I hope you will take the time to look through the pages that follow and try to find the names of any family members, friends and neighbors you may know. Then thank them!

If you are a volunteer, thank you for the meaningful work you do. If you’ve volunteered in the past but haven’t in a while, maybe this report will motivate you to volunteer again. And if you’ve never volunteered before, maybe this report will give you an idea of what you can do and where to start. Remember: “Everyone can do something.”

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