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Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson
February 19, 2017 Updated: February 19, 2017 at 4:10 am
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TUESDAY

"Leading on the Trailing Edge" Airmen in Afghanistan, 2006-07" - Lecture, 7 p.m., Monument Public Library, Meeting Room, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, free; rmmas.org/events.html.

WEDNESDAY

Air Force men's basketball vs. UNLV - 7 p.m., Clune Arena, Air Force Academy, go to goairforcefalcons.com for tickets.

THURSDAY

Public Meeting - To explore topics related to areas surrounding the Air Force Academy, 5-7 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Registration: 471-7080.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY

Combat Paper - Memories in Pulp Workshop - Veterans, active-duty military, families and friends will transform old military uniforms into lasting works of paper art, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Community College, Centennial Campus, Aspen Building, The Grove, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.; ppcc.edu.

FRIDAY

2017 Air Force Ball - 6-11 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30-$100. Reservations: lancepsijanafa.org.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Air Force Hockey vs. Sacred Heart - 7:05 p.m. Friday, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Clune Arena, , go to goairforcefalcons.com for tickets.

ONGOING

Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Open to active-duty, retired and former officers in seven uniformed services. Monthly and special events. Activities include member luncheons, Business Professionals dinners, TOPS group breakfasts, Investment Club, more. Information and reservations: 1-844-977-6622 (toll free), ppcmoaa.org.

Navy League Colorado Springs Council Bimonthly dinners - Open to supporters of four sea services. No requirement to have served; navyleague-coloradosprings.org.

Readiness classes - 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo.

Sampson AFB basic training graduates or permanent party personnel breakfast - 8 a.m., first Tuesday of each month, Perkins Restaurant, 3295 E. Platte Ave.; Joe Coughlin, 574-7720, jfc752@msn.com.

USAFA Pre-Deployment Briefings - 11 a.m. Tuesdays or 2 p.m. Thursdays. Spouses highly encouraged to attend. Registration: 333-3444.

VFW Post 4051 Bingo - Noon-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle; carefreebingo.com.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation tours - 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 755 Aviation Way, $8 prepaid, $10 walk-in adults, $5 prepaid, $6 walk-in children ages 4-12, $6 prepaid, $8 walk-in seniors, retired and active duty armed forces with ID. Space limited for tours, registration recommended: worldwariiaviation.org.

Welcome Home classes - 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Peterson; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo.

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows Meeting - Open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses rank, 10:30 a.m., last Wednesday of each month, the Peterson Air Force Base Club; 597-0492, 591-9523.

Military Order of Purple Heart Bingo - 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Bingo World, 272 S. Academy Blvd.; moph423.com.

Acupuncture for Stress Relief - Using auricular (ear) acupuncture for veterans, active military and spouses, 6-8 p.m., with last seating at 7:10 p.m., Wednesdays, VFW Post 101, 702 S. Tejon St., free; Carol, 330-8788, tinyurl.com/o5bse7o.

Order of Daedalians - Falcon Flight 11 Monthly Luncheons - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Thursday each month alternating between AFA Club and Peterson. Commissioned officers in any component of U.S. armed forces who are or were (honorably discharged) pilots, warrant officers, Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), navigators, combat systems officers (CSO), naval flight officers (NFO), air battle managers (ABM), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots and flight surgeons of heavier-than-air-powered aircraft and astronauts are eligible for membership; falconflight11.org.

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Want to get the word out about your military or veterans event? Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com with details.

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