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UA Veterans in Piping (VIP)

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UA VIP Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord graduates Welding Class 13 and HVACR Class 12

Nov 16, 2017 3:03:00 PM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UAVIP) is proud to announce that it graduated a combined 18 transitioning military service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding and HVACR Programs.

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Trainee feeds his passion through the UA VIP HVACR Program

Nov 13, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Philip Miraglia found the perfect fit to his professional passion when he discovered the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.

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UA VIP offers camaraderie and support to members

Nov 8, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Those who enjoy the camaraderie and support found in the armed the services, will find the same traits in the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program.

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UA VIP participant says program is “what you make of it”

Nov 3, 2017 9:03:00 AM

According to a member of the current Joint Base Lewis-McChord based United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program is going to offer more than just a paycheck once he transitions out of the military. It’s going to offer a real career in which he can continue to grow and learn throughout his lifetime.

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Fort Sill’s UA VIP Program graduates 7th Sprinkler Fitting Class

Nov 2, 2017 10:13:20 AM

On November 2, the United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) graduated four
members from its Fort Sill Sprinkler Fitting Class 7.

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Job security, peace of mind attracted military member to UA VIP Program

Oct 30, 2017 8:10:00 AM

For those who apply to the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping Program, the lure is usually the ability to know that job security is guaranteed upon leaving the armed forces.

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U.S. Army Infantryman sees UA VIP opportunity as ‘golden’

Oct 25, 2017 4:05:21 PM

As an Infantryman in the U.S. Army, Jason Denison was concerned about how his skills might translate into the civilian sector.

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JBLM graduate worked at U.S. Olympic Training Center

Oct 12, 2017 4:08:39 PM

It has been a busy year for recent UA VIP graduate Kurt Watson.

Following his graduation from Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVAC-R Class 8 and discharge from the Army, the former Sergeant moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he began work for Johnson Controls.

In July 2016, he also began his career as a second-year HVAC-R apprentice with Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC-R Service Journeyman Local 58.

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Camp Pendleton UA VIP Program Welding Class 25 graduates 16 members

Sep 28, 2017 12:06:34 PM

It was a special day for the Camp Pendleton UA VIP Program Welding Class 25, as 16 members graduated from the intensive 18-week training program.

On Sept. 21, the class, made up entirely of Marines, graduated from the UA VIP Program’s 25th Welding Class at Camp Pendleton. During the training program, students learned basic welding skills related to the pipe trades. Following their discharge from active military service, the members will all have jobs waiting for them with a UA contractor in an agreed upon geographical area.

In addition to a job, each VIP graduate will enter a UA apprenticeship program, where they will receive additional free classroom and on-the-job training in the pipe trades on their way to becoming a journeymen.

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9 members of UA VIP Program graduate from Fort Hood Welding Class 9

Sep 28, 2017 10:15:36 AM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program graduated nine members from its recent Fort Hood Welding Class 9.

Once discharged from active military service, the soon-to-be veterans will all have jobs waiting for them with a UA contractor in an agreed upon geographical area. In addition to jobs, VIP graduates also enter a UA apprenticeship program, where they undergo additional training in the pipe trades on their way to becoming journeymen.

On Sept. 21, the recent Fort Hood graduates showed off their welding skills to those who attended an open house. Attendees saw first-hand how the graduates learned to weld throughout the 18-week accelerated training course.

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