UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
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AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

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

The UA Veterans in Piping Welding Class 19 is in action at JBLM. Transitioning military service members are learning career skills.

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The United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program recently celebrated the graduation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 18 and HVAC-R Class 17.

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Members of the United Association Veterans in Piping Class 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have selected a Local to join, as they begin the next phase of their career.

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The UA VIP Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 18 is off to a great start, as participants begin to learn basic piping industry skills.

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The United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program recently honored the graduates who completed Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 17 and HVAC-R Class 16.

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Halfway through the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program, students in Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 17 are exceeding the expectations of their instructors.

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Jay Peterson graduated from high school and tried to go to college but said that college just wasn’t for him. After four years in the military, he thought about staying in but then stumbled upon the United Association VIP HVAC-R service technician program held on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Samantha “Sam” Metcalf was a Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) military police officer for five years, and when the time came to transition out of the military, her main goal was to be able to find a viable career. She wanted something intricate, so she went with the United Association VIP program.

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Members of the VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 17 recently began their journey to transition from their military family to a union family. The students accepted into the free, career-training program, have begun to learn basic welding skills and important OSHA safety training.

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The United Association Veterans in Piping Program Joint Base-Lewis McChord Welding Class 16 and HVAC-R Class 15, held a combined graduation ceremony to honor transitioning active-duty military service members, who are set to begin a new career when they return to civilian life.

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