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NEWS AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

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

UA VIP grads to represent UA Locals at competitive welding competition

It’s pretty awesome to see those two grads of the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program will be showing off...

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Camp Pendleton Welding Class 37 begins training for civilian careers

For Marine Cpl. Jalen Nason, one of the hardest things about transitioning out of the military is deciding what to do next. He...

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Marine Cpl. loves working with hands as a UA VIP welder

It’s hard to learn to weld over Zoom. 

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Midway through class, Camp Pendleton VIP students prepare for careers

Already halfway complete, Welding Class 36 at Camp Pendleton is progressing nicely. The free, 18-week accelerated welding class...

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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 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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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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Continuing a Brotherhood Forged in the Army for VIP Graduates

Driekast is a combination mechanical piping/plumbing contractor that has been in business for more than 30 years. Experienced in...

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UA VIP graduate says the program prepared him for civilian life

For United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) graduate, Marine Sergeant Kevin Long, the VIP program nearly mirrored what...

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Welding Class 31 Students Praise Instructors

Members of the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Welding Class 31 at Camp Pendleton praised their instructors, Sean...

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