THE GAZETTE -
Reassignment briefings – For soldiers on assignment instructions for overseas and stateside locations, 7 a.m. sign-in, briefings start at 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. sign-in, briefings start at 1:30 p.m. for stateside briefings, Freedom Performing Arts Center, Building 1129, Fort Carson. Enlisted soldiers are required to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by their physician and battalion commander, and a pen to complete forms; 526-4583.
Sampson Air Force Base Basic Training Reunion Breakfast – For those who graduated basic training at Sampson Air Force Base, 8 a.m., Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle, “lie swapping is allowed”; firstname.lastname@example.org.
75th Ranger Regiment briefings – Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical, noon-1 p.m., Building 1430, Room 150; 524-2691 or visit www.goarmy.com/ranger.html.
Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings – Noon, Education Center, Building 1117, Room 120, Fort Carson; 262-3475.
“Brown Bag Luncheon – Educate Yourself, Be Smart with Your Money – Thrift Savings Plan” – Noon-1 p.m., Army Community Center, 6303 Wetzel Ave., Fort Carson, free; 526-8747.
VA claims and benefits assistance – Noon-3 p.m. for walk-ins, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments, Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle; 337-0086.
Weekly Special Forces Briefing – For specialists through staff sergeants from all military occupational specialties who have a general technical score of at least 107, are U.S. citizens, have scored a 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and can pass a Special Forces physical; noon-1 p.m., Building 1430, Room 123, Fort Carson; 524-1461.
For Carson Newcomer Orientation – Tour Fort Carson, guest speakers and more, 7 p.m., The Family Connection, 1354 Barkeley Ave., Fort Carson, free; 256-2463.
Colorado Springs Parents of Multiples Everything for Kids Sale – With kids clothing up to size 14, strollers, cribs, car seats, Halloween costumes, Christmas outfits, baby gear, toys, shoes, sporting equipment, maternity clothes, room decorations and more, 8:30 a.m., early entry for military, expectant mothers, grandparents and parents of twins or more, 9 a.m.-noon for the public, Colorado Sports and Events Center, 16240 Old Denver Highway, Monument; 581-9766, www.facebook.com/Everything4KidsSale.
Readiness classes – 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo.
Welcome Home classes –
10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo.
Pre-Separation Briefing – Mandatory for military, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/ajnm8t4.
“Canvas and Cocktails at Tumbleweeds” – With light snacks, cocktails, art supplies and instructor, first Friday of each month, Tumbleweeds at the Mountain Post, in Mini Mall, Building 1510, Fort Carson, $20. For times and reservations, call 393-3734.
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