14 Major Sept Events With Free Tickets For Troops, Vets, And Military Families

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Members of the Oregon Army National Guard display the American flag on stage behind Paul Stanley, with the band KISS, as he leads the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance during the “Freedom to Rock” concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016.
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As the lazy days of summer begin to wind down, there’s no reason that your appetite for free entertainment should.


With autumn approaching, Vet Tix has thousands of free event tickets available, including Major League Baseball’s run up to the Fall Classic, NFL preseason games, and the kickoff to the much-anticipated NCAA football season. If concerts are your thing, artists like Brad Paisley, KISS, Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper are just a few of the concerts we have tickets available for right now.

You can sign up for free to become a Vet Tix member and see the full list of events in your area.

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

Check out just 14 major events below out of the hundreds of events available at VetTix.org. These are just a sampling of what’s in store for our VetTixers and their families this month.

Arts & Entertainment

September 3: Clarkston, Michigan: Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with Special Guest Edgar Winter Band

September 8: Springfield, Missouri: Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour

September 10: Bridgeport, Connecticut: Alabama - Live in Concert

September 10: Chicago, Illinois: Blue Man Group

September 24: Maryland Heights, Missouri: Brad Paisley - Weekend Warrior World Tour 2017 with Special Guest Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell

September 27: Irving, Texas: KISS - Live at the Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

September 29: Archdale, North Carolina: Kersey Valley Spookywoods Haunted Attraction

Sports

September 12: Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies – MLB

September 15: Los Angeles, California: Street League Skateboarding Nike Sb Super Crown World Championship

September 16: Piscataway Township, New Jersey: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Morgan State Military Appreciation Day – NCAA Football

September 19: Atlanta, Georgia: Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals – MLB

September 24: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – MLB

September 25: Bronx, New York: New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals – MLB

September 29: Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Blue Devils vs. University of Miami Hurricanes – NCAA Football

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.

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As of Friday morning, people have begun to make their way to the secret U.S. military installation in the Nevada desert in search of answers to the questions that plague us all: Are we alone in the universe? Is our government secretly hiding a bunch of aliens? Just how fast can I "Naruto run" past the base gate? And how far can we take a joke with the U.S. military?

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The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is working on a prototype of its tracked Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) with a remote-controlled .50 caliber machine gun turret and a specialized launcher for kamikaze drones to accompany Marines in urban environments, Military.com reports.

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An Air Force civilian has died at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a "non-combat related incident," U.S. Air Forces Central Command announced on Friday.

Jason P. Zaki, 32, died on Wednesday while deployed to the 609th Air Operations Center from the Pentagon, an AFCENT news release says.

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, walk at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (Associated Press//Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander in chief.

The unit is planning a gala to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the Marines' founding at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach on Nov. 16, according to a posting on the events website Evensi.

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Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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The Marine Corps Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate is currently testing an 81mm mortar round that delivers a shower of flashbang grenades to disperse troublemakers. There is also an electric vehicle-stopper that delivers an electrical pulse to shut down a vehicle's powertrain, designed for use at access control points.

"When you hear nonlethal, you are thinking rubber bullets and batons and tear gas; it's way more than that," Marine Col. Wendell Leimbach Jr., director of the Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate, told an audience at the Modern Day Marine 2019 expo.

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