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 tomajor 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
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.
Every once in a while, we run across a photo in The Times-Picayune archives that's so striking that it begs a simple question: "What in the name of Momus Alexander Morgus is going on in this New Orleans photograph?" When we do, we've decided, we're going to share it — and to attempt to answer that question.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces control the monitor of their drone at their advanced position, during the fighting with Islamic State's fighters in Nazlat Shahada, a district of Raqqa. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)
MUSCAT (Reuters) - The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general told Reuters on Friday.
Long before Tony Stark took a load of shrapnel to the chest in a distant war zone, science fiction legend Robert Heinlein gave America the most visceral description of powered armor for the warfighter of the future. Forget the spines of extra-lethal weaponry, the heads-up display, and even the augmented strength of an Iron Man suit — the real genius, Heinlein wrote in Starship Troopers, "is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it, like your clothes, like skin."
"Any sort of ship you have to learn to pilot; it takes a long time, a new full set of reflexes, a different and artificial way of thinking," explains Johnny Rico. "Spaceships are for acrobats who are also mathematicians. But a suit, you just wear."
First introduced in 2013, U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) purported to offer this capability as America's first stab at militarized powered armor. And while SOCOM initially promised a veritable Iron Man-style tactical armor by 2018, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose the much-hyped exoskeleton will likely never get off the launch pad.
"The prototype itself is not currently suitable for operation in a close combat environment," SOCOM spokesman Navy Lt. Phillip Chitty told Task & Purpose, adding that JATF-TALOS has no plans for an external demonstration this year. "There is still no intent to field the TALOS Mk 5 combat suit prototype."