Vets And Service Members Can Attend These 13 Major Events For Free In September


Early September, including Labor Day weekend, is a great chance to spend time with your family and get out in your community while the weather is perfect and summer is wrapping up. The nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, or Vet Tix, is currently distributing tickets for just some of the hundreds of events available at Every event included on this list has at least 100 donated tickets available for our veteran and military members.

How do you get these tickets? To become a Vet Tix member and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, visit to create a free account.

Sept. 2 Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals baseball game

Sept. 3 Tucson, Arizona: Tucson Speedway, Modified Hot Shot 50

Sept. 3 Glendale, Arizona: BYU vs. University of Arizona football game

Sept. 3 Indianapolis, Indiana: Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals - NHRA Mello Yello drag racing series

Sept. 3 Sterling Heights, Michigan: 5th annual Summerland Tour with Sugar Ray, Everclear and Lit

Sept. 4 Dallas, Texas: Time Warp Tour with Tributes To P!Nk, Alice in Chains, Prince and Fleetwood Mac

Sept. 4 Nichols, New York: Kenny Rogers: The Gambler concert

Sept. 5 Chicago, Illinois: Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers baseball game

Sept. 5 Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game

Sept. 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: There Goes the Neighborhood Comedy Tour with the Reverend Bob Levy

Sept. 10 Auburn, Washington: Prophets of Rage – Make America Rage Again Tour

Sept. 10 Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech college football game

Sept. 10 Maryland Heights, Missouri: Toby Keith Interstates and Tailgates Tour

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Army Futures Command will reach fully operational status just before the newest gem of the Army's modernization plan sees its first birthday on August 24th, officials announced on Tuesday.

AFC Commander Gen. John "Mike" Murray told reporters at a technologies showcase on Tuesday that the command will be fully operational on July 31st before showing off everything AFC personnel have been working on over the last year, from night vision goggles and robotic vehicles to new air- and missile-defense capabilities.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has been told to stop using the Marine Corps' emblem and the 1st Marine Division's motto in his campaign literature, Corps officials confirmed.

The Marine Corps Trademark Licensing Office has sent Hunter, a Marine veteran, a cease and desist letter telling him to quit using the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem along with the phrase, "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy," on a fundraising mailer that accuses his political opponent of having links to terrorism, NBC News first reported on Wednesday.

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Arapahoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested a U.S. Army recruiter for investigation of soliciting girls as young as 10 years old for sex after he allegedly sent selfies calling himself "Colorado batman," the sheriff's department reported.

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An Army appeals court has rejected Bowe Bergdahl's claim that President Trump's public description of him as "a no-good traitor who should have been executed" and other comments on the disgraced soldier's case constituted unlawful command influence (UCI).

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Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The Marine Corps must update its parental-leave policies to give new moms and dads time with their newborns, the service's new top general wrote this week, including considering a full year's worth of leave for women who've had a child.

Marines should not be expected to choose between being the best parent possible and their career duties, Commandant Gen. David Berger wrote in his planning guidance released to the force Tuesday.

"These outcomes should never be in competition to the extent that success with one will come at the expense of the other," Berger wrote. "Our parental/maternity leave policies are inadequate and have failed to keep pace with societal norms and modern talent management practices."

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