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Colorado Springs area military events starting June 11, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson
June 11, 2017 Updated: June 11, 2017 at 5:40 am
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Col David Hodne, right, stands with Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves Friday, June 9, 2017, during a welcome ceremony for incoming 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Hodne at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

THROUGH SEPT. 2

Aviation Summer Youth Tours - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way, $5-$10. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/zqxc64h.

THROUGH NOV. 11

Military Exchange Shopping - The Army, Air Force and Navy exchange will start allowing all honorably discharged veterans to shop online. Registration required by Nov. 11: 1-844-868-8672.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 2018

"Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., $5, $4 for seniors, military and students, free for ages 12 and younger; 632-2646, money.org.

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 luncheons, Business Professionals dinners, TOPS group breakfasts, Investment Club, more. Information and reservations: ppcmoaa.org.

Navy League Colorado Springs Council Bi-monthly Dinners - Open to anyone who supports the 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, 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 are highly encouraged to attend these briefings. 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 and Saturdays, 755 Aviation Way, $8 prepaid or $10 walk-in for adults, $5 prepaid, $6 walk-in for children ages 4-12, $6 prepaid, $8 walk-in for 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 Air Force Base; 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, 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.

Mountain Post Running Club - 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers, pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com.

Tai Chi - Fundamentals Meditation in Motion - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, VFW Post 101, 702 S. Tejon St., free for VFW members and their family; 632-2776, vfwpost101.org.

Order of Daedalians - Falcon Flight 11 Monthly Luncheons - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Thursday, alternating between Air Force Academy Club and Peterson Air Force Base. Commissioned military officers in the 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.

Military Retiree Activities Office Meeting - 2:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Peterson Air Force Base, Building 350, Room 1206, second Thursday; 556-7153.

In-Service Recruiter - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. most Fridays, Air Force Academy. Appointment: 567-4494.

The Celebration Multicultural Ensemble - Vocal, spiritual, music group is open to all active, retired, DoD and local personnel. Group seeks voices who enjoy singing in one of the following voice levels - soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone. Rehearsals 2:15 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays and performance days), Grace Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St.; Joyce, 392-7448.

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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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