UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
Union Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians

NEWS AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

Take a look at some of the newsworthy items for the VIP program.

A promising start to fulfilling careers via the UA VIP Program

“The knowledge and experience to be dependable” — that’s what U.S. Marine Cpl. Angel Solano Mejia gained from the UA Veterans in...

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UA VIP HVACR Class 15 begins learning skills for civilian careers

Eight service members in the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) HVACR program at Naval Station Norfolk, are preparing...

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UA VIP alumni meet President Biden during Labor Day event

Two United Association Veterans in Piping alumni recently had the honor of meeting President Biden and shaking his hand during a...

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HVAC apprentice builds on UA VIP skills, earns praise from employer

The work of a UA VIP graduate from Naval Station Norfolk HVACR Class 8 was highlighted recently in a company publication.

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VIP Program leads former USMC Corporal to a comfortable middle-class

Marine Corporal and United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) graduate Dillon Johnston is thankful for the skillset the VIP...

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UA VIP career skills training begins for Fort Hood welding students

Some of the students in Fort Hood’s Welding Class 21 have never held a welding torch before.

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Army Staff Sergeant makes seamless transition into pipe trades

Transitioning from the military into a civilian career can be stressful for many, but thanks to the United Association Veterans...

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The VIP Program—Securing a Job and Career Ambitions for One Apprentice

Third-year Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 354, Latrobe, PA, apprentice Scott Reedy spent seven years in the Marine Corps. His...

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Fort Campbell graduate finds success with Local 392 in Ohio

Richard Shepherd graduated from the VIP Welding Program at Fort Campbell, KY, and has since turned out as a journeyman...

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Derek Pflugradt: Transitioning from the military to civilian life

Transitioning out of the military and back into civilian life can be a confusing and stressful time for some members of the armed...

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