63 minutes | Jan 20, 2021

Housing and Wellbeing Initiatives and Benefits

Serving in the military instills strong values and honorable virtues that last a lifetime. But, when active duty is complete, keeping up-to-date with quality-of-life benefits and programs for service members transitioning into civilian life is essential. The VFW organization is always striving to gather the information that matters most to its members. During this episode of The VFW Podcast, Host Terrence Hayes discovers programs that assist veterans with wellbeing initiatives and housing benefits. R&B Artist and Navy Veteran B. Taylor shares his continued passion for the military and why his service was key to leading him to his musical career. Army LTC (ret.) and Merging Vets and Players National Director J.C. Glick, and former Major League Baseball star Slade Heathcott discuss MVP’s mission and how it helps veterans and former athletes manage issues such as post-traumatic stress, career-separation anxiety, and other challenges. Veterans Benefits Administration Home Loan Guarantee Service Executive Director Jeff London discusses VA home loans, the Cares Act, and how veterans can maximize their home-buying experience. Navy, B. Taylor — Not only did B. work as an Aviation Electronics Technician, but he also played football, basketball, and played music at a birthday party for Snoop Dog’s mom. [2:24] B. describes how the opportunity to make music with Snoop Dog came to pass. [7:53] Wise words from a football coach led B. to follow his musical ambitions and work with Motown greats. [9:57] In addition to making hit singles, B. created 1 Life Wellness Centers to assist military, veterans, and first responders to overcome mental health afflictions. [15:55]   Army LTC (ret.), J.C. Glick & MLB’s Slade Heathcott — J.C. recalls his time of service in an elite Army unit. [22:33] Striving to be the best you can be is a commonality of being a baseball player and military service. [24:12] J.C. describes how Merging Vets and Players (MVP) was founded and its mission. [27:07] Slade appreciates the trust and accountability of the MVP program. [36:44]   Veterans Benefits Administration Home Loan Guarantee Service Executive Director, Jeff London — Jeff describes what makes the VA home loan guarantee a great option for service members and veterans. [42:01] How veterans can find out if they are eligible for VA home loans. [46:21] The mission of the VA home loan program is to help veterans obtain, retain, and adapt homes. [49:35] Veterans can benefit from the Cares Act forbearance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. [54:49]   For more information or continue the conversation, please visit:   Veterans of Foreign Wars Website VFW Podcast Page @VFWHQ on Twitter VFW on Facebook VFW Unmet Needs Program Call 1-888-JOIN-VFW Text “NEEDS” to 20222 to donate to the Unmet Needs Program B. Taylor @btaylorofficial on Instagram Merging Vets and Players (MVP) Veterans Administration Home Loan Info or 877-827-3702  
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