b'Richard Shepherd graduated from the VIP Welding Program at Fort Campbell, KY, and has since turned out as a journeyman welder/pipefitter for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 392 in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. I loved the program, RichardRichard Shepherdsaid. The VIP program made me an excellent pipe welder. My favorite job so far has been the new build for the Warren County Jail. I have apprentices working under me and it is great training others. We are installing chilled and hot water lines, and eight-inch pipe. We set the chillers a few months ago. Down the road, once my son graduates from school, Id like to travel. I have a lot of friends who are working for Shell in Pittsburgh at the new cracker unit. Theyre making a lot of money. Ive gained so much knowledge from this union, and my future is really open to so many possibilities.opsCAREERCareer Opportunities in Piping for Transitioning Veterans Spring/Summer 2021'