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11 Graduates honored after completing Fort Campbell United Association Veterans in Piping Program Welding Class 7

Aug 8, 2017 12:36:01 PM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program is proud to announce the graduation of its Fort Campbell Welding Class 7.  On Aug. 3, 11 active-duty members of Fort Campbell successfully completed the free career-training program that teaches transitioning military members basic welding skills to begin a successful career in the pipe trades.

Thanks to the UA VIP Program, these transitioning service members will not face the stress of searching for a job that most military members experience upon their discharge. The Fort Campbell Welding Class 7 graduates are guaranteed a job with a UA contractor, which gives them an opportunity to earn a livable wage.

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JBLM Graduates Welding Class 12 and HVAC-R Class 11

Jul 14, 2017 9:03:00 AM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program proudly announces the graduation of its VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 12 and HVAC-R Class 11 on July 13.

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Fort Campbell UA VIP Instructor honored

May 26, 2017 8:48:37 AM

Fort Campbell recently honored the UA VIP Program and its instructors.

Michael Smith, on behalf of his entire Fort Campbell VIP training staff, accepted an award from the Installation Management Command at Fort Campbell.

The Fort Campbell United Association Veterans in Piping Program teaches transitioning soldiers the basics of welding, which will prepare them for a welding career in the UA.

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JBLM Graduates Two Classes

Mar 17, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Members of the welding and HVACR classes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord graduated in mid-February.

Welding Class 11 graduated 10 transitioning service members, including one from the Air Force, Glenn Bloom, and another from the Navy, Patrick Ramsey. The rest of the class was made up of Army service members.

HVACR Class 10 consisted of nine Army service members.

Following graduation, these 19 men and women will leave their military careers and officially begin life as an apprentice.

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16 Marines from Camp Pendleton Graduate the UA VIP Program

Dec 14, 2016 3:33:17 PM

Following 18 weeks of intensive training, 16 Marines from Camp Pendleton are better prepared to enter civilian life and find meaningful employment after completing the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program. 

To ease the transition back into civilian life, the UA established the VIP Program to better equip military service members preparing to leave the service with sought after skills that can lead to lifelong careers in the increasingly in-demand pipe trades. Through an 18-week accelerated course, participants earn industry-recognized certifications and direct entry into stable private-sector jobs with good pay and benefits.

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Twenty Soldiers Graduate from Fort Campbell VIP Program

Jan 29, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Twenty Fort Campbell soldiers will not have to worry about looking for work once they transition out of the service.

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Camp Lejeune VIP Class Graduates

Jan 21, 2016 2:38:00 PM

After weeks of classes, 14 Marines graduated from the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.

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17 Graduate from Fort Hood VIP Program

Jan 14, 2016 2:18:00 PM

Today, the fifth welding class at Fort Hood graduated 17 welding students from the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program completing 18 weeks of accelerated training.

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20th Camp Pendleton Graduation

Oct 19, 2015 4:00:00 PM

On Thursday, October 22, sixteen marines participating in the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the 16-week welding curriculum. This is the 20th VIP class graduating from Camp Pendleton.

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Camp Pendleton VIP Graduate Turns Out as Journeyman and Makes a Life in Butte, MT, with Local 41

Jul 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Joseph Miller was in the Marines for eight years and one month, from 2003 to 2011. He endured three deployments in four years and then became an instructor at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center located 21 miles north of Bridgeport, CA.

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