Sun 1/19/2020

Service Dogs – Josh Aronson & Tom Flood

2021-03-24T16:47:07-07:00January 19th, 2020|

Service dogs and their relationships with the Veterans they help is the subject of a wonderful new documentary directed and produced by award winning filmmaker Josh Aronson. Josh and Tom Flood, one of the Veterans featured in “To Be of Service” join us for a discussion. Josh was “pitched” the concept several times before he felt prepared to do the project. However, he says doing the documentary changed him. “I saw the human species in a different way. It’s humbling [...]

Sun 11/17/2019

Second Mission Foundation – Charles Faint

2021-01-22T18:24:02-07:00November 17th, 2019|

The Second Mission Foundation was formed by Lt. Col. Charles Faint and other Veterans associated with The Havok Journal . Charles is a career Army Military Intelligence officer who has spent a great deal of his career in the intelligence community.  He is also the owner of The Havok Journal. We are honored that he chose American Warrior Radio as the first forum to publicly announce the Second Mission Foundation. The Second Mission Foundation is a non-profit that was formed [...]

Sun 8/18/2019

Arizona’s 9/11 Tower Challenge

2021-03-26T17:24:38-07:00August 18th, 2019|

The Arizona 9/11 “Never Forgotten” Tower Challenge is believed to be the nation’s largest Sept. 11 memorial event using exclusively first responders, military members and their families.  Last year over 2,000 participants accepted the challenge to climb 2,071 steps, equal to the number of floors in the World Trade Center Towers. The event has raised nearly $200,000 for charities that support military and first responder families. Rob Brandt is a Tucson Police Dept. Sergeant and President of the 9/11 Tower [...]

Wed 7/24/2019

National Museum of the Army – Joe Mantegna

2021-03-24T17:03:21-07:00July 24th, 2019|

The National Museum of the United States Army will be the largest military museum on the planet when it opens in 2020. It will tell the entire history of our Army and the 30 million men & women who have worn the uniform since 1775.  Actor Joe Mantegna is the national spokesperson for the fundraising campaign and provides updates on the project. Joe has a very personal connection to this project; he had five uncles serve during the Second World [...]

Sun 6/2/2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary – Michael Reagan

2021-03-26T17:26:23-07:00June 2nd, 2019|

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is this year. President Ronald Reagan’s speech at Point du Hoc on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day is still remembered as one of his best.  President Reagan was the first US President to visit Normandy on the anniversary of D-Day. Michael Reagan is President Reagan’s oldest son and President of the Reagan Legacy Foundation.  He joins us to share his thoughts on this epic action that turned the tide of the Second World War and [...]

Sun 10/21/2018

Call of Duty Endowment – Dan Goldenberg

2021-01-10T12:39:54-07:00October 21st, 2018|

The Call of Duty Endowment was created by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick in 2009 after learning that nearly 30% of post 9/11 Veterans were facing challenges in finding civilian employment. Since then, the Endowment has funded the placement of 50,000 veterans in careers paying an average of $27,000 more than the national median. Activision Blizzard is the world’s largest and most profitable western interactive entertainment company. Call of Duty Endowment Executive Director Dan Goldenberg joins us to share how his [...]

Sun 10/14/2018

Deliver Fund – Nic McKinley

2021-01-10T12:43:36-07:00October 14th, 2018|

Deliver Fund Co-Founder and Exec. Director Nic McKinley used to save lives and catch bad guys overseas. Now he does it right here in our country. Nic mentioned to a Navy recruiter that he wanted to be a medic in the SEAL Teams.  The response was “Why wouldn’t you just become a PJ?”  Nic had never heard of Air Force pararescue but went on to spend 10 years serving as a member of these elite teams. While attached to a [...]

Sun 12/10/2017

Wreaths Across America

2021-02-01T16:18:03-07:00December 10th, 2017|

Meredith Ford, Hospice-Veterans Partnership of Southern Arizona (L) Gold Star Mother Marsha Moon (R) Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the graves of fallen warriors at over 1,200 cemeteries across the nation, abroad and even at sea.  Their mission is to remember our fallen US Veterans, honor those who serve and teach children about the value of freedom. American Warrior broadcasts live from one of these locations; East Lawn Palms Cemetery thanks to the generous underwriting [...]

Sun 12/3/2017

Boulder Crest Retreat – Josh Goldberg

2021-02-01T16:23:47-07:00December 3rd, 2017|

Boulder Crest Retreat’s motto is “Healing Heroes. One family at a time.” Their innovative post traumatic growth curriculum has helped over 3,000 warriors and is showing amazing results. Josh Goldberg, Director of Strategy for Boulder Crest Retreat shares more information about this pioneering initiative and how it is helping warriors, first responders and their families. Their programs are offered free of charge to participants. After retiring from a 21 year career in the Navy, explosive ordinance disposal technician Ken Falke [...]

Sun 10/8/2017

Operation Surf – Van Curaza and Bobby Lane

2021-01-25T09:12:40-07:00October 8th, 2017|

Van Curaza (R) Operation Surf saved Bobby Lane’s life. Surfing saved Van Curaza’s life. Together, they are helping to rebuild and save other lives. Operation Surf is the subject of the award winning documentary “Resurface”. Bobby said he wanted to serve with the best, so he became a Marine.  Serving in Iraq, his platoon suffered five roadside bomb attacks in the span of 11 days. Bobby was exposed to all of them but was so committed to the [...]

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