Colorado Springs area military events starting March 5, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson
March 5, 2017 Updated: March 5, 2017 at 4:10 am
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WEDNESDAY

The Hows and Whys of Irregular War: An Introductory Discussion - 9:30-11:30 a.m., $35, call or go online for location. Registration: 633-4991, pillarinstitute.org.

THURSDAY

"In Their Own Words: The Diverse Experiences of Military Spouses" - 7 p.m., Library 21c, ENT Conference Center, 1175 Chapeil Hills Drive, free; rmmas.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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

Order of Daedalians - Falcon Flight 11 Monthly Luncheons - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Thursday of each month alternating between Air Force Academy Club and Peterson Air Force Base. Commissioned military officers in any component of 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 Club, Building 350, Room 1206, second Thursday of each month; 556-7153.

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

Yoga Restore for Balance, Mind, Body and Spirit - 4-5 p.m. Fridays, Southeast Family Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, $10-$35; Drew Aquino, 622-3567, dquino@ppymca.org.

The Celebration Multicultural Ensemble - Vocal, spiritual, music group is open to all active, retired, DoD and local personnel. A group seeking male and female 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.

The First Tee of Pikes Peak Military Family Clinics - Connect and learn golf at our state-of-the-art indoor golf facility, 9-11 a.m., first Saturday of the month, 525 N. Academy Blvd. Taught by PGA professionals, $8/adult, $4/junior; thefirstteepikespeak.org.

Military Order of Purple Heart Meeting - 10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, 2 Carson Circle, Fountain; moph423.com.

Dutch Nelsen Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association meeting - Open to anyone that has ever served in Korea, in the air, land or sea or did not leave the states, their family members or friends, 11:30 a.m. third Saturday, Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave., charge for lunch. Reservations: Mike Thomason 214-6121.

Women's Army United, Chapter 75 Meeting - 10 a.m., fourth Saturday, Sand Creek Division Police Department, 4125 Center Park Drive. Women from all branches of the military welcome; 660-3641, susan.andrade2@gmail.com.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Medical Records Review - For individuals within 180 days of retirement and/or separation, filing a disability claim with the VA. By appointment only: 333-3444.

Peer Navigator Veterans Integration Program - Veterans transitioning out of the military can receive training, education and job-placement assistance; David Shoup, 377-0484, facebook.com/peernavigators.

Veterans Squaring Away Veterans - VSAV's mission is to assist, advise and mentor veterans, at no cost, as they deal with the challenges of transitioning from military service and facilitate their integration into civilian communities. Our military veteran peer advisers are uniquely experienced, results-oriented problem solvers committed to the lifelong well-being of veterans and their families; vsav.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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