MVFORCES: Military & Veteran Forces Blogosphere

A Guide to the VA Homeless Veterans Program: Understanding Benefits and Application Process

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The VA Homeless Veterans Program provides critical support and assistance to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  This comprehensive program offers a range of services, including housing assistance, job training, and medical care, to help veterans transition back into civilian life and achieve self-sufficiency.  If ...

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Forgotten Vet: A Military/Veteran Horror Story

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I will be sharing a series of articles that detail my journey to becoming disabled and the thirty-plus years of horror that followed. My story encompasses multiple layers, including the military and veteran aspects, as well as personal experiences that I will only touch upon briefly during this series. This initial segment pertains to the cake's pr...

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Check Out Beingday!

Check Out Beingday!

Introducing Beingday – the new way to celebrate the people you love! Whether it’s your spouse, child, parent, or friend, you can now express your gratitude for their existence at any time by celebrating their official Beingday, or conception day, on the anniversary of their coming into being.

Beingday is more than just a birthday – it’s a day to reflect on the miracle of life and the joy of having the people we love in our lives.

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Tailored Therapy: How the PAWS Act is Making a Difference for Veterans with Mental Health Issues

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The Paws Veterans Therapy Act has been designed to help veterans with mental health issues through the assistance of puppies and service dogs. The bipartisan legislation, which was passed in 2019, seeks to provide veterans with the opportunity to receive therapy with a trained dog. The program will allow veterans access to specially trained pu...

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Service Dogs for Veterans: A Path to Healing and Empowerment

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Veterans needing help can benefit from service dogs and the available programs. Dog providers, like Dogs International, offer assistance dogs that canine professionals have specially trained to provide life management support for veterans dealing with trauma resiliency. These organizations work with professional trainers who are experienced in...

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Maximizing Your Reach with Guest Blogging: Building a Strong Sales Funnel

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Guest blogging is a great way to create a sales funnel and reach prospective customers in your target audience. By providing expert content from guest contributors, you can establish thought leadership and build credibility and trust with your audience members. Reaching out to sites that are relevant to your brand and industry will help you ge...

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MVFORCES: A Hub for Military and Veteran Writers

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MVFORCES, a leading platform for military and veteran communities, is seeking talented and creative writers to join its team. The platform is looking for individuals with a passion for writing, an interest in military and veteran-related topics, and the ability to write engaging, informative, and well-researched content. As a writer for MVFORCES, y...

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Filing a Fully Developed Claim: A Guide to VA Benefits for Service-Connected Injuries

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This article discusses how to file for a VA benefits claim for service-connected injuries. The article discusses the different ways you can check the status of your claim and provides examples of the types of evidence that may be helpful in filing a claim. Receiving VA disability benefits for a service-connected injury can be a complicated process....

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MVFORCES: The Place to Be for Team Blogging

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Blogging has become a popular medium for businesses and individuals to share their thoughts and ideas with a wide audience. With the rise of digital platforms and social media, blogging has become an effective way to connect with people, build brand reputation, and drive engagement. To make the most of this trend, MVFORCES has introduced team blogs...

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Overcoming Homelessness: My Experience in the VA Homeless Veterans' Program

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The VA's Homeless Veterans' Program has been instrumental in providing support and assistance to those who have struggled with homelessness.  Through my personal experience with the program, I have seen firsthand the positive impact it can have on veterans' lives.  In an effort to give back and help others in similar situations, I have st...

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Combatting the Tragedy of Military and Veteran Suicide

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On March 1, 2021, the United States Department of Defense, commonly referred to as the Pentagon, announced the launch of a significant study on veteran suicides. The study aims to identify the specific factors that contribute to a higher risk of suicide among veterans compared to the general population.  The study will be the largest to date, ...

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From Idea to Publication: A Friendly Guide to Crafting Blog Posts that Resonate

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Introduction Are you a blogger? Do you want to be a blogger? If so, then this blog writing course is for you! Welcome to the world of crafting engaging and effective blog posts.  In this course, we'll cover everything from finding your voice and audience to writing the post itself. We'll go over how to frame your content for the intended audie...

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Blog Writing 101: A Crash Course in Crafting Engaging and Effective Posts

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Summaries can be boring, like this one: This article provides tips for creating influential blogs, including having a clear, succinct headline that captures the reader's attention, using subheads and bullet points to break up text and make it easier to read, incorporating images and media to make the post more visually engaging, editing and pr...

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A Goal of MVFORCES Blogosphere: A Platform for Military and Veterans to Connect, Share and Earn

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As a military or veteran, transitioning to civilian life can be a challenging and overwhelming process. Knowing where to turn for help and support can be difficult from finding employment to accessing resources. That's where MVFORCES comes in.MVFORCES is an innovative platform that provides a space for military and veterans to share their stories a...

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About

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VETS ACTS, also known as Veterans' Arts, Crafts, Trades, and Services, is a platform created to support and empower military and veteran entrepreneurs. Our mission is to provide a national network for the cottage industry made up of veterans, military members, and their family members, connecting sellers to buyers.Our founder, Gary W. Birmingham, i...

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Combatting Veteran Homelessness and Suicide through Entrepreneurship: The MVACTS Approach

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The issue of veteran homelessness and suicide is a sad reality in our society. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, on any given night, 37,252 veterans are experiencing homelessness, and an estimated 6000 veterans die by suicide each year. These statistics are alarming and highlight the need for effective solutions to address ...

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MVGIVE: Crowdsourcing for Military and Veteran Entrepreneurs - Raising Capital and Building Community

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Starting and growing a business can be a challenging and expensive endeavor, especially for military veterans who may face additional barriers to accessing capital. That's where MVGIVE, a project in the works, will come in. This innovative crowdsourcing platform will provide a valuable solution for military and veteran entrepreneurs looki...

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Become an MVFORCES Contributor: Earn Money with Affiliate Links

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MVFORCES is a platform that provides product reviews and how-to guides written by independent military and veterans. The platform aims to connect consumers with reliable information about products and services that are relevant to them. The reviews and guides are written by individuals who have first-hand experience with the products and services a...

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Supporting Military and Veteran Entrepreneurs: The Goals of MVACTS

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VETSACTS or MVACTS is more than just a marketplace; it's a movement of military and veterans coming together to support one another and make a positive impact in the world. by Gary W. Birmingham When it comes to supporting military and veteran entrepreneurs, MVACTS (Military and Veterans Arts, Crafts, Trades, and Services) is on a mission to e...

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The Evolution of VETSACTS to MVACTS

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MVACTS is more than just a business opportunity; it's a mission to empower and support military and veteran entrepreneurs. Gary W. Birmingham When I first came up with the idea for VETSACTS (Veterans' Arts, Crafts, Trades, and Services), I focused on helping homeless veterans. I wanted to provide them with the resources, training, and support ...

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