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.

Welding Class 31 Students Praise Instructors

Members of the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Welding Class 31 at Camp Pendleton praised their instructors,...

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UA VIP Graduate turned UA VIP instructor: Sean Ellis’s success story

The lead United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program welding instructor at Camp Pendleton can look his students in...

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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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UA VIP Norfolk Participants Study Hospital Heating and Cooling Systems

Members of the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program Naval Station Norfolk HVAC-R Class 10 were afforded a...

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UA VIP Welding Class 15 participants eager to dive into the trade at Fort Hood

The United Association Veterans in Piping Welding Class 15 has begun at Fort Hood.

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Former Army Sergeant likes comradery of UA apprenticeship program

For some transitioning active-duty military service members, leaving the comradery of the armed forces is part of the...

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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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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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Another 16 Transitioning Military Members Graduate from the UA VIP Program

For many members of the military, transitioning back into civilian life and finding meaningful, permanent employment can be...

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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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