True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes?

Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to walk the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3, in Los Angeles, California.

Troops stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma were able to join in on the fun as well, thanks to a custom-built Skype Suite. The suite featured an over-sized monitor that projected a Skype video call into the heart of the action, and soldiers were able to see and speak with members of their family. The Marvel’s Iron Man 3 celebs also stopped by to express gratitude and spend some time with the troops.

We know military families rely on Skype voice and video calls to connect with their loved ones, so we were thrilled to be able to provide that opportunity, and a magical night these everyday heroes can smile back on for years to come.

Watch the excitement yourself as the troops chat on Skype with A-listers, including Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau: