Military members looking to transition back to civilian life should be given the opportunity for good jobs within the private sector.

That’s why William P. Hite, General President of the United Association (UA), started the Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program. This nationwide program prepares military members preparing to leave the service for lifelong careers in the construction industry.

As a Base Commander, we know that you care about the well-being of the hardworking men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces you come in contact with every day.

As you may know, while the unemployment rate has improved overall, the number of Gulf War-era II veterans without jobs still remains higher compared to the civilian population. Sadly, the situation is even worse for veterans ages 18-24, who face an unemployment rate of non-veterans in the same age group.

Help us put these deserving men and women to work following their military career.

Helping Those Who Serve: U.S. military branches want to facilitate a seamless transition to civilian life, and recognize veterans do not always get the opportunities they deserve. The UA VIP Program fills this gap with a highly efficient, no-cost strategy that works.

Facilitating Agency Mission: As military agencies struggle to balance budgets, the UA VIP Program helps by

  1. offering high-quality training and employment assistance.
  2. eliminating major DOD unemployment payments for veterans unable to find jobs.

Join the following U.S. military bases in providing this exceptional training program to your military personnel:

Camp Lejeune
Camp Pendleton
Fort Campbell
Fort Carson
Fort Hood
Fort Sill
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Naval Station Norfolk

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