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.

The UA VIP Program helps Staff Sgt. transition to civilian career

Army Staff Sgt. David Lee Leza has a simple message for those considering the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP)...

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Thanks to UA VIP, Marine Corporal enjoys good paying union career

Shortly after transitioning out of the military, life for Marine Corporal Lou Barajasmartinez is financially on the upswing. As a...

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JBLM HVACR Class 24 students will begin training for civilian careers

It’s a new day for the 10 students in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVACR Class 24.

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UA VIP students learn hands on training in Fort Carson welding class

Class is already halfway complete for Fort Carson’s Welding Class 22.

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UA VIP Fort Campbell welding students find challenge and encouragement

Halfway through Welding Class 17 at Fort Campbell, Army Spc. Steven Scherrer is pleasantly pleased with the United Association...

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UA VIP grads of HVACR Class 15 at Naval Station Norfolk begin careers

Graduates of the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) HVACR Program at Naval Station Norfolk, are excited to embark...

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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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UA VIP gives Army SGT opportunity to weld, begin a good paying career

Army Sergeant Victor Avalos always dreamed of becoming a welder. As he prepared to transition out of the military, Avalos wanted...

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UA VIP Welding Class 20 at Fort Carson celebrates graduation

Members of the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Welding Class 20 at Fort Carson are thrilled to be graduating,...

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VIP graduate calls program a hidden gem

For Navy Petty Officer Second Class Eddie Thompson, the high level of training and smooth transition out of the military made the...

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