Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16VIP® Programs Across the Nation Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Lacey, WA, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding; Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) VIP Training Site: Welding Program UA Local 26 8501 Zenith Court NE Lacey, WA 98516 HVACR Program Stone Education Center 6242 Colorado Avenue Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433 Instructors: Welding: Jay Clevenger & Mike Murphy HVACR: Dave Gibson Contact for applications: Hawk Transition Center 41st Division Dr., BLDG 11577 Career Skills Program Phone: (253) 966-8101 or (253) 967-0601 U.S. Army Fort Carson, CO, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: UA Local 58 2870 Janitell Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Instructors: Aaron Schultz & Bowie Gregg Contact for applications: Army Education Center 1675 Long Street, BLDG 1117 Career Skills Program Phone: (719) 526-2124 U.S. Army Fort Hood, TX, (since 2014) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: 701 Whitlow Drive Killeen, Texas 76549 Instructors: Micah Tyler & Louis Purcella Contact for applications: Copeland Center BLDG 18010, RM B-308B Soldier for Life Transition Program Phone: (254) 553-9436 U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, (since 2014) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: 1249 Birch Street Camp Lejeune, NC 28547 Instructors: Billy Platt & Dave Porter Contact for applications: John A. Lejeune Education Center 825 Stone Street Phone: (254) 553-9436 U.S. Army Fort Campbell, KY, (since 2014) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: 6096 Angels Road Fort Campbell, KY 42223 Instructors: Michael Smith & Barry Richardson Contact for applications: Army Education Center BLDG 202, Rm 117 Phone: (270) 412-0736 or (270) 798-3201 U.S. Army Fort Sill, OK, (since 2015) Also accepts applicants from Fort Riley Program focus: Fire Sprinkler Fitting VIP Training Site: Industrial Training Center 2502 Sheridan Rd., Suite 154 Fort Sill, OK 73503 Instructor: Robert Carr Contact for applications: Fort Sill Service Members Industrial Training Center 2502 Sheridan Rd., Suite 154 Phone: (580) 442-6539 or (580) 442-4824 Fort Riley Service Members Career Skills Program BLDG 212, Room 104 Phone: (785) 239-2193 U.S. Naval Station Norfolk, VA, (since January 2016) Program focus: Heating, Ventilation, Air- Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) VIP Training Site: NAVSTA BLDG LP-20 Norfolk, VA 23511 Instructor: Robert Vilches Contact for applications: Fleet and Family Support Center 7928 14th Street, Suite 209 Phone: (757) 322-9122 Email: FFSP_SKILLSBRIDGE@NAVY.MIL 15 Career Opportunities in Piping for Transitioning Veterans | Fall/Winter 2016 “The Marine Corps has been a stepping stone for me. My dad’s a union electrician with the IBEW, so I was very familiar with the union environment and it really appeals to me. The training I received through the Camp Lejeune VIP Welding program has been out- standing. It was structured based on accomplishments, as opposed to time. I’m heading to Local 638, New York City, Long Island, NY. Location was very important to me. There’s a lot of work in the city. I have an infant son and healthcare and the union benefits were a big motivating factor for me. My dreams are to turn out as a journeyman steamfitter and then I’ll see what other opportunities there are within the trades in my local union.” ~ Geovanny Bautista, Local 638, NY and Long Island, NY 844-VIP-JOBS Geovanny Bautista