Tom Roeder

Military Editor

Tom Roeder is the Gazette's senior military editor. In Colorado Springs since 2003, Tom covers seven military installations in Colorado, including five in the Pikes Peak region. His main job, though, is being dad to two great kids.

Protesters met on the steps of City Hall in honor of World Day of Social Justice. City Councilman Bill Murray (right, center) spoke at the rally on Monday, February 20, 2017. photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
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President Donald Trump, right, listens as Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where Trump announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Westpac Restorations Bill Klaers walks past a 1952 Douglas A-1E Skyraider in one of the hangers at the National Museum of World War II Aviation at the Colorado Springs Airport Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. A new museum could become part of the City For Champions project in downtown Colorado Springs.
Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro listens to cadet instructor Jordan Wesemann while taking the jumping course Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the parachute training center on Air Force Academy. Del Toro was severely burned in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in December 2005. He reenlisted in 2010 after being 100 percent medically discharged and Saturday he jump for the first time since his injury. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs police officers Jason Newton and Troy Puga provided kids at Thorndale Park in Old Colorado City with a new basketball. Photo by Colorado Springs police via Instagram.
In an Air Force Academy classroom last week, junior cadet Jake Luts, right, and sophomore cadet Alex Danchi ponder their design for a fture space station. They're part of an 11-cadet team that's up for a NASA design award. (Air Force photo/ John Van Winkle)
Navy Command David Neall and Command Erik Thomas are pictured in the cockpit of the Naval Research Laboratory P-3 Orion aircraft at Peterson Air Force Base on Friday, February 17, 2017. NASA's SnowEx project, which is a multi-year campaign to test a variety of sensors and techniques to improve measurements of snow over varying terrains, begins in February and will collect a variety of airborne and ground-based measurements. The research team includes more than 100 scientists from universities and agencies across the U.S., Canada and Europe. The P-3 is operated by the Scientific Development Squadron ONE, based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Maj. Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, speaks in a ceremony Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Manhart Field on Fort Carson. (Kevin Kreck, The Gazette)
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, a specialist works at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)