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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.

The bill would spend more than $100 million on Fort Carson. (The Gazette file)
Colorado Springs firefighters worked Wednesday morning to rescue a climber who fell as far as 60 feet on rock formations north of Garden of the Gods. (Via Twitter, @CSFDPIO)
The view from the summit of Pikes Peak, looking south, on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018. (Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs)
Illegal grow
El Paso County Sheriff Deputies Scott Brettell (left) and Jeff Schulz load cut pot branches to a trailer from an illegal pot grow in the 33000 block of Fossinger Rd in Yoder, Colo. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Metro Vice, Narcoticsofficers help load the 475 plants growing in three small sheds. After the dry the branches they will be put through a chipper and destroyed. Carol Lawrence, The Gazette
Colorado College
About 980 cadets graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018,  in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018, in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
AIR FORCE GRADUATION
General J.H. Vance, left, salutes General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy while General Lori J. Robinson watches during the Change of Command ceremony for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)
160811-N-MV682-015 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 11, 2016) Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command is saluted by Cmdr. Stefan Walch, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) while coming aboard Gonzalez. The General's visit to Norfolk includes a maritime domain awareness brief at the U.S. Fleet Forces Maritime Operations Center, a tour of Gonzalez and a hall of fame induction ceremony at the Joint Forces Staff College. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamie V. Cosby/Released).
AIR FORCE GRADUATION
Cadets toss their caps after being formally dismissed at the end of the 2018 Air Force Academy commencement ceremony while the USAF Thunderbirds fly over in their honor in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)