16 Free November Events For Vets, Troops, And Military Families

Lauren Bruner, one of the last surviving crew members of the battleship USS Arizona, stands and faces a crowd during a performance of the National Anthem at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Sept. 17, 2016.
U.S. Air Force photo

This month, we’re excited to offer event tickets to a host of exciting concerts, sporting games, comedy shows and more! From a holiday ballet to college rival football match-ups, there’s an exciting event that you and your military friends or family can attend during the month of November.

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 currently serving military members including the Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, family members of those killed in action, military spouses, families and caregivers with more than 3.5 million free tickets to major sports games, concerts and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.

Check out just 16 major events below out of the hundreds of events available at VetTix.org.

Arts & Entertainment

  • November 2: Evansville, Indiana: “Stories of Courage” Featuring J.R. Martinez

  • November 2: Peekskill, New York: The Yardbirds

  • November 3: Wilmington, Delaware: Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

  • November 4: Jacksonville, Florida: Colt Ford Live in Concert

  • November 4: Anaheim, California: Oh Snap! It’s a 90’s Hip Hop Party – House of Blues Anaheim

  • November 10: Cincinnati, Ohio: Sixteen Candles Live in Concert

  • November 12: Chicago, Illinois: Triple Comedy Capers

  • November 21: Colorado Springs, Colorado: A Colorado Nutcracker – Performed by Colorado Youth Ballet

  • November 26: Saint Louis, Missouri: Jim Brickman Holiday Tour


  • November 4: East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA Football

  • November 10: Cincinnati, Ohio: University of Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Temple Owls NCAA Football

  • November 10: Stanford, California: Stanford Cardinal vs. Cal Poly Mustangs NCAA Men’s Basketball

  • November 11: Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Football

  • November 11: Hollywood, Maryland: Autumn Armageddon 2017 – Presented by Maryland Championship Wrestling

  • November 18: South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Navy Midshipmen NCAA Football

  • November 25: Fresno, California: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Boise State Broncos NCAA Football

To become a VetTixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, which are free except for a nominal delivery fee, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve create an account and your military service is verified, 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.

Read More
(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.

Read More

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More