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

Trainee feeds his passion through the UA VIP HVACR Program

Nov 13, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Philip Miraglia found the perfect fit to his professional passion when he discovered the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.

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UA VIP offers camaraderie and support to members

Nov 8, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Those who enjoy the camaraderie and support found in the armed the services, will find the same traits in the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program.

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UA VIP participant says program is “what you make of it”

Nov 3, 2017 9:03:00 AM

According to a member of the current Joint Base Lewis-McChord based United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program is going to offer more than just a paycheck once he transitions out of the military. It’s going to offer a real career in which he can continue to grow and learn throughout his lifetime.

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Fort Sill’s UA VIP Program graduates 7th Sprinkler Fitting Class

Nov 2, 2017 10:13:20 AM

On November 2, the United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) graduated four
members from its Fort Sill Sprinkler Fitting Class 7.

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Job security, peace of mind attracted military member to UA VIP Program

Oct 30, 2017 8:10:00 AM

For those who apply to the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping Program, the lure is usually the ability to know that job security is guaranteed upon leaving the armed forces.

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U.S. Army Infantryman sees UA VIP opportunity as ‘golden’

Oct 25, 2017 4:05:21 PM

As an Infantryman in the U.S. Army, Jason Denison was concerned about how his skills might translate into the civilian sector.

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9 members of UA VIP Program graduate from Fort Hood Welding Class 9

Sep 28, 2017 10:15:36 AM

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program graduated nine members from its recent Fort Hood Welding Class 9.

Once discharged from active military service, the soon-to-be veterans will all have jobs waiting for them with a UA contractor in an agreed upon geographical area. In addition to jobs, VIP graduates also enter a UA apprenticeship program, where they undergo additional training in the pipe trades on their way to becoming journeymen.

On Sept. 21, the recent Fort Hood graduates showed off their welding skills to those who attended an open house. Attendees saw first-hand how the graduates learned to weld throughout the 18-week accelerated training course.

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Naval Station Norfolk holds Open House

Aug 11, 2017 10:29:36 AM

The United Association Veterans In Piping held an Open House at Naval Station Norfolk to celebrate the graduation of the most recent HVACR class.

In the place of a graduation ceremony, members, military leaders at Naval Station Norfolk and United Association representatives will attend the UA VIP Open House on August 10, 2017 at the VIP training center.Members of UA VIP Naval Station Norfolk Class 4 gather for a picture following their graduation cermemony.

Displays throughout the training center were set up to act as an exhibition for the nine graduates of Naval Station Norfolk’s fourth HVACR class to demonstrate the skills they have learned.

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UA VIP offers job security, less stress during military transition

Jul 12, 2017 10:03:36 AM

As Sergeant William Kindermann was preparing to leave the service, he found himself thinking more and more about his future.

It’s natural to have some apprehension about the unknown, but one aspect of Kindermann’s future life was already certain: The start of a new and rewarding civilian career thanks to the free welding training he received through the United Association’s Veterans in Piping Program.

Upon leaving the military, Kindermann will have a job waiting for him as an apprentice welder with a UA contractor.

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

Jan 24, 2017 4:53:10 PM

The United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program is an award-winning program that offers high quality skills training and careers with the UA in the pipe trades industry to active-duty military personnel who are preparing to leave the service.

Learn all about the program and how you can get involved here!

What is the UA VIP Program: The United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program is an award-winning program that offers high quality skills training and careers with the UA in the pipe trades industry to active-duty military personnel who are preparing to leave the service. The United Association established the program in 2008 as a means of addressing two important issues:

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The VIP Program has been a lifesaver for our famil

“The VIP Program has been a lifesaver for our family.”