UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
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NEWS AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

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

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...

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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...

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UA VIP Graduate gains skills, answers about his future

Worried about what life will be like after leaving the military — how you’ll find a job, support your family, adjust to...

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Transitioning to civilian life is easier with the UA VIP Program

Rogelio Salinas, a United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) graduate, is encouraging all active-duty transitioning...

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VIP Program prepared former Navy Officer for what to expect from the UA

Former Navy Petty Officer Second Class Kenta Caproni is thankful for the VIP Program and his UA Brothers and Sisters, as he...

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From UA VIP student to Ohio Pipe Trades Organizer: A success story

For United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program graduate and Army Specialist Tyler Simms, the UA VIP Program was...

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Becoming UA Instructors—A Natural Progression for Three Marines

The United Association has one of the most prestigious training programs in the industry, based on the train-the-trainer model...

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Rodeo Jock to Welder

Kyle Lamon joined the Army in 2012. Before he left high school, he found himself alone living with a friend. His dad was in...

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