13 May Events With Free Tickets For Vets And Service Members

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The St. Louis Cardinal’s official mascot, Fredbird shakes the hand of Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward, command sergeant major Fort Leonard Wood during the St. Louis Cardinals annual Military Appreciation Day pre-game event.
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Baseball games across America. A major polo competition in Texas. A Chris Brown and Fabolous tour stop in Oregon. These are just a few of the hundreds of events that the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, can send you to in May.


Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than 2.8 million free tickets to major sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.

Below are 13 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org.  

Baseball and Other Sporting Events

May 2 Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – MLB

May 5 Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - MLB

May 6 Austin, Texas: The 2017 Victory Cup - Polo

May 10 Miami, Florida: Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals - MLB

May 11-13 Las Vegas, Nevada: Professional Bull Riders - Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days

May 13 Raleigh, North Carolina: NLFC 7 - Next Level Fight Club - Mixed Martial Arts

May 17 San Diego, California: San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers - MLB

May 27 Harrison, New Jersey: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution - MLS - Military Appreciation Game

May 28 Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals - MLB

Concerts of Note

May 4 Memphis, Tennessee: Future - Nobody's Safe Tour

May 5 Pensacola, Florida: Newsboys - Love Riot Tour

May 10 Portland, Oregon: Chris Brown - Party Tour With Fabolous, O.t Genasis and Kap G

May 11 Tulsa, Oklahoma: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - Soul2Soul World Tour

To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, which are free except for a very small delivery fee, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.

(National Archives / Marine Corps Photo / WO Obie Newcomb, Jr., November 1943)

The DNA of a niece and nephew, who never met their uncle, has helped identify the remains of the Kansas Marine who died in WWII.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that 21-year-old U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Raymond Warren was identified using DNA and circumstantial evidence. Warren had been buried in a cemetery in the Gilbert Islands, where he was killed when U.S. forces tried to take secure one of the islands from the Japanese.

The Battle of Tarawa lasted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 1943, and claimed the lives of 1,021 U.S. marines and sailors, more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and an estimated 1,000 Korean laborers before the U.S. troops seized control, the agency said.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Daniel Snider)

Arizona lawmakers are vowing to fight a plan by the Air Force to start retiring some of the nation's fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jets — a major operation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — as part of a plan to drop some older, legacy weapon systems to help pay for new programs.

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a former A-10 pilot, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., both vowed to fight the move to retire 44 of the oldest A-10s starting this year.

During a press briefing last week, Air Force officials unveiled plans to start mothballing several older platforms, including retiring some A-10s even as it refits others with new wings.

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MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data.

Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December.

State media heralded the jaunts as important displays of strength in the face of international pressure and the photos of Kim astride a galloping white steed were seen around the world.

North Korea has a long history of buying pricey horses from Russia and customs data first reported by Seoul-based NK News suggests that North Korea may have bolstered its herd in October.

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Screenshot of a propaganda video featuring former Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after the militant announced his breakout on social media.

Former Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, who claimed responsibility on behalf of his group for scores of Taliban attacks, proclaimed his escape on Twitter and then in an audio message sent to Pakistani media earlier this month.

The Pakistani military, which had kept Ehsan in detention for three years, has declined to comment but, asked by reporters about the report, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah, said: "That is correct, that is correct."

Shah, a retired brigadier general, added that "you will hear good news" in response to questions about whether there had been progress in hunting down Ehsan.

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A member of the Taliban holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan June 16, 2018. The writing on the flag reads: 'There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah'. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

The 7-day "reduction in violence" negotiated between the United States and the Taliban is set to begin on Feb. 22, an Afghan government official who spoke on condition of anonymity told Task & Purpose on Monday.

A temporary truce beginning on Saturday that would last for one week is seen as a crucial test between the Taliban, U.S., and Afghan governments that would prove all parties to a potential peace deal can control their forces. Defense Secretary Mark Esper declined to confirm the date on Sunday.

"That is a moving date because we are still doing consultations, if you will," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters.

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