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Colorado Springs area military events starting May 14, 2017

May 13, 2017 Updated: May 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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THROUGH MAY 31

National Military Appreciation Month - Active duty members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves ride free on Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses. Members must present current military ID or wear an appropriate uniform at the time of boarding; 385-7433, mmtransit.com.

MONDAY

Armed Forces Week Luncheon - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave., $40-$60. Reservations: tinyurl.com/kzkmltd.

American Military Women in Combat: From World War Two to the Present - Presented by D'Ann Campbell, Air Force Academy/Culver Stockton Colorado, 7 p.m., ENT Conference Center, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; rmmas.org.

FRIDAY

Artist Reception for Audrey Gray and Featured Artists - With silent auction to benefit YMCA's Military Outreach Program, 4-8 p.m., Academy Art and Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; tinyurl.com/hd4vr52.

SATURDAY

"Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - Preview, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Exhibit runs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through November 2018, $5, $4 for seniors, military and students, free for ages 12 and younger; 632-2646, money.org.

Military Appreciation Night - Live music, bounce house and more, 4-7 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 7925 Fountain Mesa Road, Fountain. Free entrée for all active-duty military. Check with other local restaurants for free meals for the military; chick-fil-a.com.

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, 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.

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.

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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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