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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.

Amber Smith briefs the Pentagon press on Know Your Military. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone)
Murray Hill Apartments still had police personal in the complex with a portion of the complex taped off from last night when an El Paso County sheriff deputy, Micah Flick, 34 was killed at the scene in Colorado Springs.
Maj. Gen Michael Loh, The Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard, visits the 169th Field Artillery Brigade in Southwest Asia.
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Fort Carson will host a meeting next week to go over changes to the military's Tricare health insurance benefit. (The Gazette file)
State Of Union
President Donald Trump arrives before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Members of the 200th Airlift Squadron in Colorado Springs show off their C-21 Lear to Air Force boss Gen. David Goldfein last spring. Now the Air Force wants to shutter the unit in a cost-saving move. (Air Force Photo)
Clayton R. Cullen, 25, of Indiana, and Kevin F. Burke, 28 of California, were killed when an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed about 1 a.m. Saturday at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. (The Gazette file)
Fort Carson active duty soldiers order at the Chick-fil-A by the Fort Carson military base on Thursday afternoon January 18, 2018 in Fountain. The odds of a government shutdown are increasingly likely and as a result the subsidized grocery stores on US military bases known as commissaries could be closed down during the process. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Col David Hodne, right, stands with Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves Friday, June 9, 2017, during a welcome ceremony for incoming 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Hodne at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Col David Hodne, right, stands with Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves Friday, June 9, 2017, during a welcome ceremony for incoming 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Hodne at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)