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.”