To End Veteran Suicide
Furthering our cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve. We have programs that create a seamless transition to quality careers coupled with mental health resourcing and mentorship.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenges Veterans face when we return home. Advocacy is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
At VIPER Transitions, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing Veteran suicide. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can make a difference in the lives of Veterans and Military Families. We are always striving to be the difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Evolution, Events, and Activities
FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF VIPER TRANSITIONS
VIPER Transitions was created after the launch of the Veteran Electrical Entry Program or VEEP. This unique program, run by the Electrical Training Alliance in association with NECA and the IBEW, places transitioning veterans in apprenticeships all across the country. VIPER was modeled off this program with some dynamic changes!
VIPER Transitions recognizes the need for quality training and guaranteed career placement, but we know more is needed. We began by developing multiple pathways for veterans into more careers than electrician. We now have 11 available career options for veterans and military spouses. With a decent number of pathways formed, we focused on the things most programs forget; mental health resources, and a veteran support network.
When a veteran enters our program we ensure they are connected to tangible mental health resources and are plugged into a network of other veterans there to support them along their journey. By equipping veterans with guaranteed careers, quality training, mental health resource and a network of fellow veterans, VIPER Transitions is effectively ending veteran unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, while rebuilding a fractured support network.
INAUGURAL VIPER TRANSITIONS GOLF CLASSIC
VIPER Transitions hosted our first golf tournament this summer! It was a great event with four squadrons form Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson joining us to explain to everyone what they do in the military. We had over 20 different organizations and companies present. It was great to see the military men and women networking with future employers and explaining the benefits of our program. We are looking forward to next year!
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW
VIPER Transitions has launched its newest program! The VIPER Aviation Maintenance Program covers general aviation topics. We use a quality curriculum combined with a ton of hands on projects. From dropping engines to removing wings, washing planes to weight and balance, our veterans are getting blisters and learning what it means to be a reliable maintainer. We focus on producing veterans who will make the best employees their new company has ever had. We look forward to watching them excel in their new career!
Remember The Cause
“Not every veteran who goes through our program is in crisis, but every person we bring in potentially prevents one.” - VIPER