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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.

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct a joint live-fire training exercise at Fort Greely, Alaska, March 15, as part of the U.S. Army Alaska-led Joint Force Land Component Command in support of Alaskan Command's exercise Arctic Edge 18 conducted under the authority of U.S. Northern Command. Arctic Edge 2018 is a biennial, large-scale, joint-training exercise that prepares and tests the U.S. military's ability to operate tactically in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in Arctic environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Virginia Lang)
180112-N-JE719-419 PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2018) Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Reed Koeep, Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Col and Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Freddie Richter post for a photo. Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine and is scheduled to be commissioned March 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson/Released)
180313-N-KV696-1270 CLEAR, Alaska (March 13, 2018) Sgt. 1st Class Steven Adams, who is assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment's, addresses Charlie Company, 1st Platoon while conducting a force protection mission at Clear Air Force Station as part of the Joint Force Land Component Command in support of exercise Arctic Edge 18. As the JFLCC for the exercise, U.S. Army Alaska is the headquarters responsible for command and control of all ground-based forces participating in the exercise. Arctic Edge 2018 is a biennial, large-scale, joint training exercise that prepares and tests the U.S. military's ability to operate tactically in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in Arctic environments. Under the authority of the U.S. Northern Command, more than 1,500 participants from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy will utilize the unique and expansive air and ground training areas in Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kiona Miller/Released)
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, enters the National Space Defense Center for a briefing while touring Schriever Air Force Base Friday, June 23, 2017, during his visit to Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo Pool, The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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A flag symbolizing the United States Olympics flies over the entrance of the Olympic Training Center and the current headquarters of the USOC in Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 20, 2009. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Ton Halls Tight Rules
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 file photo, U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, R-Colo., makes a point during a debate with his opponent for Colorado's 6th Congressional District seat, Democrat Morgan Carroll, at a Spanish language television station in Denver. Coffman, one of the few swing district Republican representatives in the country, will be holding a town hall meeting with constituents on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
USOC
Susanne Lyons, the new boss of the U.S. Olympic Committee, wants more power to police its affiliated sports and could seek congressional help to get it.. Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett.
Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee talks at the groundbreaking for the $75 million U.S. Olympic Museum that attended by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, U.S. Olympic Museum board chairman Dick Celeste among others on Friday June 9, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.
Matt McCraw
Air Force Academy cadet squadrons march past the Cadet Chapel in this Gazette file photo. The Pentagon's ​I​nspector ​G​eneral announced Wednesday that it will investigate the troubled Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at the Air Force Academy.