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Celebrate America’s Military 2017 events

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affiars | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affiars | October 24, 2017


VA Home Loan Seminar
Location: Holiday Inn Express SA Airport, 91 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78216
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Free to attend with registration. This is an in-depth discussion on the Veterans Affairs Home Loan benefit that military members, veterans and spouses have earned through their service to the nation. The seminar reviews the history; eligibility; rules; benefits of using the VA home loan product vs other products; common myths and fees associated with it.  The goal is to ensure veterans are well informed prior to making one of the largest purchases they will make. Call 210-477-9460 or visit to register.

USMC 242nd Birthday Ball
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak Garden Center, 8101 Pat Booker Road, Live Oak, TX 78233
Time: Cocktail hour: 6 p.m., dinner and ball, 7-11:30 p.m.
Open to all with registration. Dress is military class A and civilian formal. Come celebrate with the San Antonio Marines. One ticket includes entrance, dinner, program and coin memento. Visit for more information.

Navy League and Sea Services Breakfast
Location: Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, 1050 Harry Wurzbach Road
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Speaker is Capt. Brad Lee, the second Commanding Officer of the USS San Antonio. Join the Alamo Chapter of the Navy League of the United States for their third annual CAM event – a tribute to the men and women who serve in the nation's Sea Services: the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. A buffet breakfast will be served. RSVP and advanced ticket purchase required. Military wear uniform of the day and casual dress for civilians. Call 210-373-3121 for registration. Visit the Alamo Council Navy League of the United States at for more information.

Fort Sam Houston Veterans Day Event
Location: MacArthur Parade Field, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
Time: 10:45 a.m. 
Open to the public. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general of U.S. Army North, will host the event. The military formation will begin at 10:45 AM. Music provided by the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" beginning at 10:50 AM. The Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The ceremony will have a special recognition for World War I, Medal of Honor recipients and distinguished quartermasters.

Hiring Red, White and You!
Location: Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall 2, 3201 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX  78219
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Join the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions Alamo and other partners for the 4th Annual Hiring Red White and You Job Fair. This event is designed to connect employers seeking qualified candidates with Texas veterans and their family members seeking employment. Call 210-224-HELP or visit for more information.

UTSA Veteran's Ceremony at Sombrilla Plaza
Location: Paseo Principal, San Antonio, TX 78249
Time: 3 p.m. 
Free and open to the public. There will be a guest speaker, roll call, wreath laying, pass in review and reception to follow. Call the UTSA Department for Veteran and Military Affairs at 210-458-4296 or visit for more information.

UTSA Volleyball Game Appreciation Night
Location: Convocation Center, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
Time: 7 p.m. 
Open to the public. The UTSA Roadrunners take on Charlotte, with free admission for veterans, active duty service members, Guard/Reserve and family members with military ID. Visit for more information.

USO JBSA Grand Opening CAMP- Celebrate America’s Military Picnic
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Community USO, 1795 Chaffee Rd.
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Open to military ID card holders: active duty, dependents, Guard, Reserve and retirees. Join us for a Celebration of America’s Military Picnic, or CAMP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and the grand opening of the state-of-the-art JBSA-Fort Sam Houston USO. Enjoy tours of the new center. There will be a barbecue lunch, entertainment, fitness events, games, special guests and a kid’s zone, too. Call ​210-227-9373 or visit for more information.

Military Moms and BRATZ Ball
Location: Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
Time: 4-6 p.m., author meet and greet; 6-7 p.m., cocktail hour; 7-10 p.m, dinner and ball
Open To military ID card holders, including active duty, family members, Guard, Reserve, retirees and invited guests. Join us at this family-filled "Red Carpet" celebration. You don't want to miss the Inaugural Military Mom's & B.R.A.T.Z Ball, held in “Military City USA." First ball designed with military children in mind! At the special author meet and greet, people will receive an autographed book with the additional meet and greet ticket. Visit for tickets.

San Antonio Spurs Veterans Appreciation Night
Location: AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy 78219
Time: 8 p.m.
The San Antonio Spurs host the Milwaukee Bucks with tip-off at 8 p.m. Discounted tickets purchased through will include an exclusive Veterans Night t-shirt available for pick-up at the game.

Veterans Day at the Alamo
Location: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
This Veterans Day, you are invited to celebrate veterans and commemorate San Antonio’s long military history at the Alamo. In honor of their service this Veterans Day, all active duty military members and veterans, plus one guest, will receive a free tour of their choice at the Alamo Nov. 11.  This offer is good onsite only for both the audio and battlefield tours. All visitors are encouraged to stop by Cavalry Courtyard on the Alamo grounds on Veterans Day to commemorate and thank those who have selflessly served.

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Veteran's Day Ceremony
Location: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio TX 78209
Time: Music prelude, 9:30 a.m.; ceremony 10 a.m.
Visit​ for more information about the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

U.S. Military Veterans Parade & Wreath Laying at the Tobin Center
Location: 451 Jefferson Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Time: 8 a.m., Junior ROTC drill team competition; 10 a.m., wreath laying; noon, parade.
Open to the public. ​The U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association presents the annual Veterans Parade in downtown San Antonio Nov. 11 during the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's Celebrate America's Military Week.  The annual wreath-laying ceremony takes place at the Tobin Center. Representatives from each branch of the military services and special guests speak briefly, then carry wreaths to the entrance of the Alamo in recognition of the nation's and Texas veterans. The parade steps off soon after at noon. Join the celebration by lining the downtown streets and waving your American flag, showing your pride as you honor veterans past and present, who served or serve to defend us and our freedom and the freedom of others around the world. ​

Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Commemorative Ceremony
Location: San Antonio National Cemetery, 517 Paso Hondo St.
​Time: 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker is Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, deputy commander, Air Force Education and Training Command. Comprised of former slaves, freedmen and Black Civil War veterans, the historic Buffalo Soldiers persevered through the most difficult conditions imaginable to become some of the most elite and most decorated units in the U.S. Army. The annual Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Commemorative Ceremony at the San Antonio National Cemetery honors these past heroes with a keynote speaker, the reading of a memorial list, military honors and taps, and a benediction.

Salute to Service: UTSA Military Appreciation Football Game
Location: Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Time: 6 p.m. kickoff
Tickets for veterans, active duty, Guard/Reserve and their family members are available. Purchase tickets by Nov. 9. Visit for more information.

UIW Military Appreciation Football Game
Location: Benson Stadium at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway
Time: 9 a.m. tailgate, 2:30 p.m. kickoff
The University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals football team plays Central Arkansas University with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. UIW Athletics and Extended Academic Programs will host a pre-game military appreciation tailgate. Free admission for active duty, Reserve, Guard, veterans, Department of Defense civilians, ROTC, JROTC, enlistees and family members. Parking is $8 per vehicle. First 500 fans will receive a military appreciation drawstring bag. Call 210-805-3000 to contact UIW Cardinal ticket sales. Children 2 and up will need a full price ticket. Visit http://​ for more information

San Antonio Spurs Veterans Appreciation Night
Location: AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy 78219
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The San Antonio Spurs host the Chicago Bulls with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. Discounted tickets purchased through will include an exclusive Veterans Night t-shirt available for pick-up at the game. To access the military discount for all other games, bookmark

Segs4Vets Mobilizing America’s Heroes 5K Run/Walk
Location: Freetail Tap Room, 2000 S. Presa St., San Antonio, TX 
Registration: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Event time: 9 a.m.-noon
Open to the public and registration required. Segs4Vets is hosting the 3rd annual Segs4Vets 5K run/walk as part of the Veteran’s day weekend activities in San Antonio. This event is unique as there are past and present Segs4Vets recipients who attend with their families while utilizing their mobility devices to participate.  The event will feature a 5K run/walk beginning at the Freetail Tap Room and continue through parts of the Southtown’s neighborhood.  Prior to and following the race, we will provide opportunity for sponsors’ booths to promote their business.  Post-race festivities include food, beverages, awards ceremony and door prizes. For more information, email at or call 210-913-2563.  

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Salute to Veterans
Location: AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy 78219
Time: 2 p.m.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters salute veterans in San Antonio. To access the military discount for all games, visit

Saturday, Nov. 18
San Antonio Rampage – Military Family Night
Location: AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy 78219
Time: 7 p.m.

The San Antonio Rampage hockey team host the Texas Stars with puck drop at 7 p.m. All military and friends of CAM can access this special discounted ticket offer by going to and using the offer code: MILITARY. ​Children 24 months and younger get in free.

Stars Behind the Stripes
Location: La Fontana Springs Event Center, 27618 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio, TX 78266
Time: 6-10 p.m.​
A night of wining and dining presented by to honor the spouses and significant others who support the members of our Armed Forces. Red carpet arrival at 6pm, gift bags and surprise gift raffle, champagne, dinner prepared by a world-renowned chef, live music, intimate evening of dinner and dancing, and free on-site childcare. For more information, visit

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