EIN 30-0994065 (Nonprofit EIN)
We are excited to have our Non-Profit 501 C3 Phase One Website online. This site is to explain what our plans are. I (Bob Calvert) am talking with companies about building this site for us. The cost is the biggest challenge but I have more referrals to talk with. We are hoping to be able to officially launch ThankYouforYOURService.US Network before the end of 2018. .
Our Mission is to continue to help military service members, veterans, their families, supporters, with Video Documentary Programs and Media Channels for those who qualify on a Social Media Platform.
“I started our www.talkingwithheroes.com program December 2005 at 58 years young. I am a senior citizen and now 72. I never served in the military but like many Americans people in my family did. Our dad served in WWII on an Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific. My youngest brother enlisted in the Air Force at 18 years old and served for 8 years. At 44 he left a successful auto sales career and Re-Enlisted into the Army. He had a deployment to Afghanistan and recently retired.
I became a single parent when my daughter was 2½. She surprised me by enlisting in the Army at 18 years old now 16 years ago. I had no personal experience with service in the military and realized I would have to learn how to support her in the Army.
A few years after my daughter enlisted I moved to Ft Riley where she and my son-law were stationed. I was finding out about military support groups. He was deployed to Iraq on his first deployment. Five days after he deployed my daughter gave birth to their first child at Evans Hospital on Ft Carson. About six months after he returned from Iraq he transferred to Ft Carson. He later deployed for 15 months back to Iraq. They are both now civilians with their own growing family (I now have four wonderful grandchildren)! As a Family they are going through many similar challenges being experienced by hundreds of thousands of our Military and Veterans and their Families are experiencing due to their Service to our Country.
In Dec 2005 I started the Talking with Heroes talk show. It has never been your average radio program. After more than 12 years I interviewed many hundreds of military personnel and military support groups, veterans, gold star families and more broadcast live on the internet and on video with audio and video programs.
From 2006-2011 we made 5 trips to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan, documenting on video the Progress and Positive Stories that most Americans have seen little of.
As of October 22,2018, 497,139 have watched videos with 752 Subscribers. It is amazing to watch the Youtube counters as the numbers have grown over the years as the number of people watching across America and from other countries keep growing. The comments posted have increased. We are growing about 2,000 per month and that is all word of mouth and social media.
Watch Hundreds of Videos from our 5 trips to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan from 2006-2011 and over 100 videos with Military Support and Veterans Groups from across America plus Caregivers, Veterans and Companies, all who set aside politics and lock arms when it comes to Honoring, Thanking and Supporting those who Serve and have Served and their Families: www.youtube.com/bobc9246
Shortly after my last late 2011 trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, I started having health problems that took me to emergency rooms. Since 2012 I have had 7 surgeries including cryotherapy prostate cancer surgery and 3 surgeries on one foot. The cancer surgery did not work and now I am stage4cancer plus I have osteoarthritis in my neck. I get around now on a motorized scooter. Despite all of that and living on a small fixed income with no car Our Mission Keeps Growing!!
About 5 years ago I agreed to collaborate with an Alliance of Military Support Groups. www.r4alliance.org When their Director of Communications called me “out of nowhere” they had 19 nonprofits who had become members. Over the years they grew to 90 with some of these nonprofits having chapters across America. R4Alliance is now as of Dec 31, 2017, Merged with an even larger Military Support Alliance Non-Profit www.americaswarriorpartnership.org and I/we will do whatever we can to help them. September 5thto 7th2018 I had the Honor to be at the America’s Warrior Partnership 5thAnnual Symposium where we filed speakers and panelists and video programs with some of the non profits who had booths.
All of the videos are now on www.talkingwithheroes.comAll videos from this amazing Symposium are also at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUBDuk_U6e1_yFRBRTX4Ai7lfEJLujIcT
More Details about the people, nonprofits and for profits on these videos are at: http://talkingwithheroes.com/watch-videos-2018-www-americaswarriorpartnership-org-symposium-read-videos/ and on
THANK YOU To the following for helping keep Talking with Heroes moving forward:
*20-year (Ret) Army Veteran Bill Wischnewsky is the owner of Lighting Graphics in Columbus, GA www.lightninggraphicsga.com Bill is now President of TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC.
*Colin Clark in Colorado is a business man, and son of Judge William Clark who was National Security Advisor in the Reagan Administration. See Book – The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand by Paul Kengor
While surviving month to month on a small fixed income we have been able to film more video episodes. We Believe it is important for us as Americans to be able to set aside politics and do everything we can to support our troops and their families, our veterans and their families, the wounded and more. It is an Honor to do this!! Our Mission goes on!!!!
Bob Calvert, Founder and CEO
www.thankyouforyourservice.us Non Profit with an Expanded Mission!