December 14, 2008

Helping Our Troops and Families Even More in 2009!

For thousands of families like myself and my daughter and her Husbands Family we are closer to seeing our loved ones come back from 12-15 month deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan. In our case my son-n-law has served with the 1-8 out of Ft Carson on his second deployment. Early 2009 we will see him as he arrives here at Colorado Springs airport.

Many families across America are seeing their loved ones come home before the holidays and many like us will see them come home after. They have all been doing a great job over there helping the people of these historical countries regain their freedoms, their safety for their families and their country.

I was supposed to go back over and embed with them the end of 2008 but we were not successful to raise the funds this time. However, our troops deserve to have a forum where they can share their mostly untold progress stories. Even though we won't be there with them this time we have a Plan B that we are sharing with them.

30 days after they return from their leaves we are offering to come out to their bases and set down with them so that they can share their progress stories with YOU and all of America. This will most likely start taking place late February and throughout March. So stay tuned and in 2009 we will all hear what thousands of our troops have been doing over the pat 12-15 months that they have been away from their families.

The following are end of the year announcements with three new links on our website:

1. About Us 2005-2008 And Now 2009

This new link from our home page gives an overview of our last three years with an emaphasis on 2008. It also outlines some of our current plans for 2009. To Read this page go to the category box on the left side of home page and click on the link.

2. FALL 2009 - Iraq and Afghanistan

This new link from our home page outlines about our Fall 2009 Trip to embed again with our troops. We have commitments to help make this next trip happen. Other commitments will be posted on this page as they come in over the next six months. To Read this page go to the category box on the left side of home page and click on the link.


We have added a first of its kind Survey link from our home page. We request that You take a few moments and fill it out. Having your feedback will help us do even more in 2009.

4. Suggested Hannukah, Christmas, New Year Present

Perhaps you know somebody who would like to be taken right into a Childrens Hospital in Baghdad, onto the site of a new Iraqi Water Treatment Plant, into an Iraqi School with the Principal, on a convoy with our troops as we drive through Baghdad, with some of our Chaplains as they talk about their in the military ministry, as we talk with North Dakota National Guard and Ft Carson soldiers, with US Army Corps of Engineers on the progress stories most people in America do not hear much about.

Order one or more of our 9 Two Hour DVDs from our last trip to Iraq. These could be a great Christmas Present for somebody you know. To Check them out and order go to the 3rd Iraq DVD Icon on the right side of our home page

We can ship your order directly to who you are purchasing it for and let them know it came from you. You will also be helping us work through big challenges this month.

5. New Talk Show at Peyton (Colorado) High Schhool 9th Annual Veterans Breakfast

December 11, 2008 I had the joy of broadcasting a one hour Veterans Breakfast Event with students, teachers and veterans at the Peyton Colorado High School. Wait till you hear from the students .. from our young people... and some veterans.

For Details and how to liste 24/7 go to:

Soon everybody will also be able to watch this moving event on channel 4.

6. A Call for Help from a Military Wife/Mom leads to Helping their family and more

About a month ago I received an email forwarded to me by Louise Downs from Desert Angels Support Group in Michigan. It was an email from a military wife and mom of four young children who lives in Fountain, Colorado not too far from me here in Colorado Springs. Her husband has been deployed in Mosul where my son n law has been with Ft Carson soldiers. Here is her email:

Bob, I am in need of help for Christmas for my children. My 5 year old auitstic son has been through 2 brain surgeries and a spinal lumbar drain put in place. He had a 6cm tumor that was causing several promblems. We have 4 children and my husband is presently in Iraq till March. I have to travel to Denver Children's hospital several times a month. This has caused a severe hardship on us financially considering my husband is only an E3. I just want my kids to have some type of holiday since they won't have their father here. My son still has a lot to go through. He will be seeing an infectious disease specialist, a geneticist, and a neurosurgeon. He also sees his pediatrician probably at least twice a week. My kids are 16yr old girl, 14yr old boy, 6yr old girl and my 5yr old son. They don't ask for much but, I do want them to have something. Anything that you can do or find out for me would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to pass on my information to anybody. Andrea

Unfortunately Andrea's email is similar to what many other military families with children are experiencing across America and many other American Families.

One of the blessings I had had over the past three years is that I get to meet and work with many Americans who find ways to help our troops and their families. This includes many Military Support groups, veterans groups, organizations and companies who you can learn about on our talk show pages who are helping our troops and their families in so many ways.

I immediately sent Andrea's email to some support groups and friends. So far Andreas has gotten positive responses from, from my friend Matt at New Life Church where a family felt led to adopt Andrea's family, from Kit at in Denver area plus Mark at Operation Troop Aid suggested I go to a website It turns out that Mike who started this site works for many years for Rhode Island Novelty. Mike and the owner Bob sent three boxes of toys, stuffed toys and novelties to Andrea's family. There was so much that Andrea told me that she would be sharing them with other military families with children here who are also struggling. And there is more..:)

Mike and Bob also sent 6 boxes to me for me to give toys out here to other military families and families in need. This weekend the management at the clubhouse where I live near Ft Carson let me put all those toys in the clubhouse so that military and other families with children in need can come and take home what they want. It was amazing to watch as the families came some with their children and all these toys went home with happy families.

What I have taken away from all of this is yes we may have challenges as this 3 year mission to help our troops continues on but we are blessed to be able to help many people and in 2009 God will provide.

I will keep living in Faith and do even more this next year to help our troops, their families, the wounded, troops with PTSD and TBI and military and veterans groups all across America who are also doing as we in America have a tradition of doing... helping our fellow Americans.

Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Bob Calvert, Host Channel 4 Watch Videos from Iraq, Walter Reed and More - Audio of third trip to Iraq programs

November 14, 2008

TalkingWithHeroes At Walter Reed, Hard Rock Cafe and More!

November 13, 2008 Talking With Heroes Newsletter

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Interviews
We are excited to share with you the results of our recent trip to Washington, DC and to New York City to honor our Wounded Warriors and More.

Bob Calvert host of TalkingwithHeroes and Alan Gray with were invited by to be with them at a Non Partisan Troop Support Event in DC.

We were privileged to interview many great Americans and especially honored to film and do interviews at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for about 4 hours. You will be surprised by what you will see and hear at Walter Reed.
Microsoft/USO Salute To Our Troops

Thanks to SoldiersAngels we were also in New York City with Microsoft and USO at their incredible Microsoft/USO A Salute To Our Troops Event filming and doing interviews there too.

We interviewed some of the wounded from Walter Reed and Bethesda on the Amtrak Train from DC to NYC.

We filmed and did interviews at the Hard Rock Cafe Event for the wounded including with Microsoft Executives, USO, Entertainer Carmen Electra, Sportcaster James Brown, MISS TEEN USA Stevi Perri, Retired NY Jets Football player Dave Herman, Singer and Marine Veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan Stephen Coc ran and many others. You will be uplifted by the amazing positive attitudes of the wounded.Stardust Radio

All of these programs air on our regular Sunday night programs on and as soon as all the audio files are completed they will go on our TalkShoe.Com page for you to listen to 24/7. Also, see exclusive Video on Channel 4.

ALL of these programs are now listed on our Talk Show Schedule Page. You can see who we interviewed, where we were and also see lots of pictures.

There are four Programs now on audio from DC that can be listened to 24/7.
TO LISTEN: Episodes 80, 82, 83, and 84

Free Food Franchise for Disabled Veterans

On Sunday Nov 16th at 5pm PST on stardustradio you can hear Carmella LaSpada Executive Director of, Ricky Lee at debuts his new song written for homeless vets, SFC Steve Jaksec, Iraq Veteran, and Peter Weed founder of US Hero's Franchise offering Disabled Veterans who qualify Free Franchises.

Franchises are also available nationwide for those who would like to own a great business.

TO LISTEN NOW GO TO: Episodes 80

November 23rd 5:00pm (PST) from Washington, DC - Listen to the Speakers at the White House Commission's Annual A Time of Remembrance Event - Keynote Speaker Ross Perot, Carmella LaSpada, General McCaffrey, Air Force Band and much more!

To Learn more about the Washington, DC and New York City events go to our Talk Show Schedule Page

It is amazing to meet such great Americans. Check out their bios.

Limited Offer

If you want to Show Your Support for these Events, we can give you high visibility for what you do, with sponsorship opportunities available for these programs for a limited time. For each $100 you will be thanked on the talk show page of your choice and you will be thanked on the Credits on the Video Program of your choice that will go on

These opportunities will be available until the programs are all processed which will be over the next few days. If you are not already a sponsor you will also be listed as a sponsor on our site for a year.

The stories shared by those we interviewed are incredible.Please Tell Your FriendsPlease pass this information on to everybody you can so that they too can have an opportunity to listen and watch. A final news release will go out within the next two weeks announcing that all the videos and audios are online for you to watch and hear anytime.

Thank You

Bob Calvert, Host - Audio of third trip to Iraq programs and more Channel 4... Videos from Iraq Trip and More

May 7, 2008

April 1, 2008 Talking With Heroes Overview

Talking with Heroes Talk Show gives military personnel an opportunity to share their mostly untold stories about the positive work they do worldwide. Guests also include leaders from military support and veterans groups, ministries, companies, entertainers and others who help support our troops and their families. The program is not about politics. We broadcast Sunday Nights on the StardustRadio.Com Internet network at 7pm CST.

On Our First Tour to Iraq our brave men and women talked about what they do to help the people in Iraq. We were at the grand opening of a school that opened because of over 10 months of hard work by theMinnesota National Guard and help from families back home. We were with Military Transition Teams and the Iraqi Army. We witnessed progress made with training. Some shared how faith and prayer helped with their deployments.

We went back to Iraq On Our Second Tour January 2007. Jim Martin, CEO of Altitude Sports and Entertainment Cable Network did the filming. We interviewed military personnel from the Air Force, Marine Corps, Minnesota National Guard, an Iraqi Air Force General and other Iraqis. We lived in Rawah, Iraq with our Marines and Iraqi Police. The training is working and effective.

Talking with Heroes went On the Road Tour in 2007 with live broadcasts in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Woodbury, Minnesota, Lexington, Kentucky, Colorado Springs, Garden Grove, Calif., San Antonio and Abilene, St Louis, MO, NYC with Microsoft and USO and Columbus, GA by Ft Benning. We interviewed local military heroes and local support groups that are leading the way in support for our military and their families.

We went back to Iraq Aug and Sept 2007, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Dakota National Guard in Baghdad, visited a Children Hospital, went to the Baghdad Airport, and visited buildings under construction in Baghdad. We visited a new Water Treatment Plant and interviewed Iraqis near Falluja. We were in Eastern Baghdad with the 2ID/2BCT from Ft Carson in Colorado Springs. We went on convoys and heard more about progress. We were with Marines in Camp Al Taqaddum in the Anbar Province. We met again with the Principal with the Marines in Habbaniyu Tourist Village near Camp Al Taqaddum and taped his progress report.

These are all on audio on the Internet, on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Cable TV and also on DVD’s. The talk show schedule pages for the interviews from Iraq, with pictures are at: Click on the small pictures to see more.

We offer high visibility on the talk show and on the website for those who help by becoming a sponsor from $25 to $100 and $500 and more. Sponsors have made the trips to Iraq and programs around the country possible. Check out our sponsor’s listings and also how to become a sponsor. We are seeking new sponsors so that we can make our fourth trip to Iraq and first to Afghanistan.

The American people can now hear many untold stories directly from our military personnel, civilians and Iraqis that there is in fact progress happening in Iraq. There are still criminals doing bad things but there is also a lot of progress. We believe the American people have a right to hear these stories. We invite everybody to help us get the word out to other Americans!

For more information contact Host Bob Calvert