NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division received the Virginia Living Museum's Golden Paw Award, the museum's highest honor. The award, a bronze bobcat statue by Eastern Shore sculptor David Turner, was presented during a reception Sept. 20 at the museum. http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=14828 "We are honored to have been selected for this award, and we are proud to have supported the Virginia Living Museum for more than 30 years," said Ken Mahler, NNS' vice president of Navy Programs. "We are grateful for the awareness, outreach and education that the museum provides that is so important to the well-being of our community." The Golden Paw Award was created in 1995 to recognize outstanding service and support of the museum. NNS has partnered with the museum for more than three decades by providing financial and leadership support.