UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
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The United Association Veterans in Piping Program provides a pathway to career with great benefits, upward mobility and continued learning.

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United Association Veterans in Piping Welding Class 15 has begun at Fort Hood. The participants and instructor are excited about this new beginning.

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The United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program recently celebrated the graduation of their Fort Hood Welding Class 13 program.

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Aquilino Lucero said that he knew from the time he was in the fifth grade that he would serve his country. He heard about the United Association VIP Welding program at Fort Hood from a friend who was transitioning out and researched it. He then applied for the program and was fortunate to get in.

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Parker learned about the United Association Veterans in Piping Program while taking college courses at the education center located at Fort Hood, where he found information about the free 18-week accelerated welding program and decided to look further into the opportunity.

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When it was time to transition out of the military, Alex Hall knew he wanted to return to civilian life where he could have a lifelong career that provides financial stability and the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program afforded him that opportunity.

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Spencer Radloff was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. Today, he works as a United Association welder in Texas. Spencer said he loved the UA Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program and felt it presented a great opportunity and opened up so many different paths.

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Following his successful transition out of the military, Council became an United Association (UA) apprentice in the Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program, where he learned how to weld and improved his math skills in 18-weeks of accelerated training, which plays a big role in his new trade.

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Melissa has been on the job since the end of March. She graduated from the United Association Veterans In Piping Program (VIP) Accelerated Welding Program at Fort Hood in February of 2018. When asked how it was going, she was candid about her first experience working with a journeyman.

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Participants in the United Association Veterans in Piping Program Fort Hood Welding Class 12 have nothing but good things to say about the 18-week accelerated career-training program, which has taught its participants valuable welding skills.

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