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Fort Campbell UA VIP Welding Class 9 Graduates

May 4, 2018 3:04:00 PM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program celebrated the recent graduation of its ninth welding class at Fort Campbell with an Open House, where the graduates showed off their newly obtained welding skills to family and special guests.

On May 3, 20 transitioning active-duty service members of Fort Carson graduated from the free 18-week training program, which teaches active-duty military service members who are preparing to leave the service with lifelong skills to begin a successful career in the pipe trades industry.

“I am extremely proud of all these soldiers,” said Fort Campbell UA VIP Instructor Michael Smith. “Every one of these students has shown endless patience throughout this course. The United Association has provided all of them the opportunity to continue on into a successful career outside the Army and for the rest of their lives.”

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Instructors acknowledge students in welding class, as they receive UA 21 certification

May 3, 2018 8:54:00 AM

The United Association VIP Program would like to acknowledge five students in the Fort Campbell VIP welding class who have obtained their UA 21 welding certification.

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JBLM UA VIP Program graduates five students from Welding Class 14

Apr 13, 2018 5:00:20 PM

After completing 18-weeks of accelerated training, five students in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program Welding Class 14 graduated on April 12.

The UA VIP Program provides free training to active-duty military service members, who are preparing to leave the service. Each graduate obtains lifelong skills to begin a successful career in the pipe trades industry. The five service members of Class 14 learned basic welding skills and earned welding certifications, which will be put to use after graduation and successful transition from the armed forces. Each member is guaranteed a job that provides a livable wage and good health and retirement benefits.

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UA VIP graduates HVAC-R Class 13 at JBLM

Apr 13, 2018 4:52:25 PM

The United Association Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program proudly announces the graduation of eight active-duty military service members from the UA VIP Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVAC-R Class 13.

HVAC-R Class 13 was made up of seven active-duty Soldiers and one active-duty Airman. Upon graduation from this 18-week career skills program and following their successful transition out of the military, each UA VIP graduate is guaranteed a job in the pipe trades industry with a UA signatory contractor in an agreed upon geographical location. These in-demand jobs, which cannot be outsourced, provide UA VIP graduates with a livable wage and good benefits.

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UA VIP HVACR current class receives a special visit at Naval Station Norfolk 

Mar 19, 2018 1:25:25 PM

Members of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping HVACR Program at Naval Station Norfolk received a special visit on Feb. 6.

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UA VIP Graduates 15 military members from Camp Pendleton Welding Class 26

Mar 15, 2018 2:02:33 PM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) is proud to announce 15 members of the armed forces completed the 26th Welding Class held at Camp Pendleton on Feb. 15.

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UA VIP Fort Hood Welding Class 10 graduates 14 participants

Mar 15, 2018 1:57:06 PM

Fourteen members of the United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) Fort Hood Welding Class 10 graduated from the free career-training program on Feb. 15.

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Fort Carson Graduates 11th UA Veterans in Piping class

Feb 1, 2018 9:44:00 AM

Fort Carson holds graduation for 11th UA Veterans in Piping class

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) graduated 10 soldiers that completed its 11th Welding Class held at Fort Carson on Jan. 25.

Graduates learned basic welding skills during the 18-week accelerated training program and upon leaving the military, are guaranteed a job in an in-demand field that pays good, livable wages and offers good benefits, working in an agreed upon geographical location of the country.

“The VIP graduates of Welding Class 11 have proven through their hard work and dedication over the past 18 weeks that they are ready to make an immediate impact with their newly developed skills in their new careers as UA apprentices, and we wish them the best of luck,” said UA VIP Administrator Mike Hazard.

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14 Marines graduate from Camp Lejeune Welding Class 9

Jan 19, 2018 11:01:17 AM

Thanks to the Camp Lejeune United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP), 14 members of the armed forces will have a less stressful transition back into civilian life following their successful completion of an accelerated 18-week welding program.

On Jan. 18, the 14 Marines, 13 men and one woman, officially graduated from the UA VIP Program. Upon completion of their military service, each Marine will have a guaranteed job waiting for them with a United Association (UA) contractor, thanks to the highly in-demand welding skills they have acquired. 

“The UA is very proud of the work ethic displayed by the graduates of Camp Lejeune UA VIP Class 9, and wishes them the best of luck as they enter into their new careers as UA apprentices,” said UA VIP Administrator Mike Hazard.  

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Ten Members Graduate from Naval Station Norfolk UA VIP HVACR Class 5

Dec 21, 2017 2:03:00 PM
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) held an Open House at Naval Station Norfolk to celebrate the graduation of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Class 5.

“The UA is very proud of the work ethic displayed by the graduates of Naval Station Norfolk UA VIP Class 5 and wishes them the best of luck as they enter into their new careers as UA apprentices,” said UA VIP Administrator Mike Hazard.

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