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Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson
September 17, 2017 Updated: September 17, 2017 at 4:10 am
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MONDAY

Home Front Cares Benefit - All local HuHot Mongolian Grills will donate 100 percent of sales to Home Front Cares; huhot.com.

FRIDAY

For the Love of Our Troups XIII Annual Dinner - 6-9 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $200. Reservations: tinyurl.com/ybwcaxs2.

SATURDAY AND SEPT. 24

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show - USAF Thunderbirds, World War II warbirds and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Airport, parking at South Powers Boulevard and Cresterra Parkway, $15-$75. Advance tickets: pprairshow.org.

ONGOING

Navy League Colorado Springs Council Bimonthly 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 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, 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 Thursday, Peterson Air Force Base, Building 350, Room 1206; 556-7153.

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

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

Dutch Nelsen Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association meeting - 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.

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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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