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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.

Lt. Col. Bo Dennis, commander of Fort Carson’s 2nd Battalion of the 12th Infantry Regiment, shakes hands with his soldiers Monday as they board an Air Force C-5 transport bound for Germany. The battalion sent more than 600 troops overseas as part of an exercise to see how fast the unit could deploy to Europe in a crisis. (Tom Roeder / The Gazette)

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.
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.
Staff Sgt. Jason Turton spearheaded a yearlong $50,000 effort to move the base's flight planning into the digital age.(Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman via buckley.af.mil)
Cowboys Cardinals Football
The Dallas Cowboys take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY
An ambulance enters the North Gate at the US Air Force Academy late Friday night September 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The US Air Force Academy was placed on lockdown after a possible active shooter situation that started around 10 p.m. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Palmer Ridge
While the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy, Lt Gen. Jay Silveria, gave passioned anti-rascism speech during lunch at the Air Force Academy. He told the cadets to pull out their camera phones to record the main message. The head of the Air Force Academy stood all his 4,000 cadets at attention Thursday to deliver a message on racial slurs found written on message boards at the academy's preparatory school. He delivered the same message to the preparatory school. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
British Virgin Islands Hurricane Irma
This photo provided by the British Royal Navy shows the destruction after Hurricane Irma, in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Forecasters warned Hurricane Maria would remain a Category 4 or 5 storm until it moves over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The storm's hurricane-force winds extended out about 35 miles (45 kilometers) and tropical storm-force winds out as far as 125 miles (205 kilometers). Hurricane warnings were posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. (Joel Rouse/Royal Navy via AP)
A member of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team hunkers down behind his M240 during a training exercise at Camp Red Devil in Fort Carson, Colo. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Bravo Company was assigned to part of the defensive line. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs arranged the flight of 60 search and rescue experts to Mexico City overnight to help in earthquake relief efforts. The command has had the busiest summer in its history dealing with disasters, (U.S. Northern Command photo)