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Colorado Springs area military events starting May 7, 2017

May 6, 2017 Updated: May 6, 2017 at 1:11 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.

SUNDAY

"Stars & Pipes" - 4th ID Band from Fort Carson, 3-5 p.m., The Organ Gym, 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; ilc-cos.org.

THURSDAY

"Symphony for Sons of Nam" - To honor Vietnam War veterans and refugees, featuring The Vanguard School Ensemble and guest speaker James "Kimo" Williams, composter, 7-8:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free. Advance tickets required: jozquest@gmail.com, frank.fyock@thevanguardschool.com.

SATURDAY

Armed Services YMCA Military Mother Daughters Princess Tea Party - 9:30-11:30 a.m., Southeast Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, $25 per couple, $10 for each additional daughter. Reservations due by Sunday: ppymca.org/register, daquino@ppymca.org.

MAY 20

ASYMCA Armed Forces Day Fishing Derby - 8 a.m.-5 p.m., YMCA Camp Shady Brook, $10 per person. Reservations due by Saturday: ppymca.org/register, daquino@ppymca.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, 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.

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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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