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The Gazette - Published: August 11, 2013

THROUGH AUG. 23

Feds Feed Families Food Drive - Donation bins are available at the Peterson Commissary; most needed items include canned fruit, vegetables or meat, soup, peanut butter, cereal and oatmeal. For information, call the chapel at 556-4442.

Tuesday

Reassignment briefings - For soldiers on assignment instructions for overseas and stateside locations, 7 a.m. sign-in, briefings start at 7:30 a.m. for overseas, 1 p.m. sign-in, briefings start at 1:30 p.m. for stateside, Freedom Performing Arts Center, Building 1129, Fort Carson. Enlisted soldiers are required to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by their physician and battalion commander, and a pen to complete forms; 526-4583. Check Book Management - 9 a.m.-noon, Army Community Center, 6303 Wetzel Ave., Fort Carson, free; 526-8747. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings - Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical, noon-1 p.m., Building 1430, Room 150; 524-2691 or visit www.goarmy.com/ranger.html.

Wednesday

Brown Bag Luncheon - Educate Yourself, Be Smart with Your Money - Managing Your Debt - Noon-1 p.m., Army Community Center, 6303 Wetzel Ave., Fort Carson, free; 526-8747. VA claims and benefits assistance - Noon-3 p.m. for walk-ins, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments, Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle; 337-0086. Weekly Special Forces Briefing - For specialists through staff sergeants from all military occupational specialties who have a general technical score of at least 107, are U.S. citizens, have scored a 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and can pass a Special Forces physical; noon-1 p.m., Building 1430, Room 123, Fort Carson; 524-1461, www.bragg.army.mil/sorb.

Thursday

Golf for a Cause - To benefit The Gazette's Newspaper in Education, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, 6998 Titus Blvd., Fort Carson, $70-$240. Registration required: 636-0378, gazette.com/NIE/golf. Golf Tournament - Hosted by the Better Business Bureau Foundation and Air Academy Federal Credit Union, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eisenhower Golf Club, Blue Course, Parade Loop, Building 3170, Air Force Academy, $175 per golfer. Registration required: tinyurl.com/p285j2j.

Friday

NASCAR Simulator - 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Exchange, Peterson Air Force Base; www.peterson.af.mil. Golf Tournament - 1:30 p.m., Silver Spruce Golf Course, Peterson Air Force Base, $50. Registration: 556-7414, www.peterson.af.mil. 21st Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally and 26th Annual POW/MA Recognition Ride - Friday-Aug. 18, Cripple Creek; www.visitcripplecreek.com.

ONGOING

Readiness classes - 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo. Welcome Home classes - 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo. Pre-Separation Briefing - Mandatory for military, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/ajnm8t4. Mountain Post Running Club - 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Elkhorn Conference Center, 6399 Woodfill Road, Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com. Car Care 101 - Learn the basics of keeping a car safe and on the road and how to save money by learning to do it yourself, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, For Carson Auto Craft Center, 2427 Wetzel, Fort Carson, $5. Open to active-duty military and spouses, retirees and authorized DOD Civilians. Class size is limited; Ted Cecil, 246-7637, tedc66m@aol.com. Canvas and Cocktails at Tumbleweeds - With light snacks, cocktails, art supplies and instructor, first Friday of each month, Tumbleweeds at the Mountain Post, in Mini Mall, Building 1510, Fort Carson, $20. For times and reservations, call 393-3734.

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