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

From Army soldier to journeyman sprinkler fitter: A success story

Like many people, Joe Perez had little clue what he wanted to do for a career, but he knew he did not want to work in an...

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The ‘Who, What, Where, When, Why and How’ of the UA VIP Program

The United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program is an award-winning program that offers high quality skills...

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16 Marines from Camp Pendleton Graduate the UA VIP Program

Following 18 weeks of intensive training, 16 Marines from Camp Pendleton are better prepared to enter civilian life and find...

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UA VIP Graduate Shares His Story at Helmets to Hardhats Luncheon

Akini Celestine, a graduate of the United Associations (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program and a member of UA Local 1 in New...

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Catching up with UA VIP Graduate Akini Celestine

After three and a half years of active duty with the United States Army, including a twelve-month deployment to Afghanistan to...

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UA VIP Graduate Todd Secor

Veteran unemployment numbers are consistently higher than that of the general population.  It’s a disappointing thought; after...

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SPC William Northrop, UA VIP Graduate

There’s no shortage of success among the graduates of the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.

During the...

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Graduates from UA VIP Program at Fort Campbell find success with UA

Two women are among the 19 Fort Campbell Soldiers who graduated from the United Association’s Veterans in Piping program (UA VIP)...

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Sailors Graduate UA VIP Program at Naval Station Norfolk

After 18-weeks of classwork and hands-on training, seven sailors completed the first Veterans in Piping (VIP) program at Naval...

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