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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.

A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria speaks about his plan to rebuild scandal-ridden sexual assault office. (Screenshot from video by Hannah Tran, The Gazette)
Sexual Assault Air Force Academy
FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, Air Force Academy Cadets pass in review after Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin assumed command of the AFA cadet wing at a ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. An internal Air Force Academy investigation found that the school’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response was crippled by infighting, poor management, rumors and shoddy record-keeping and was derelict in performing its duties. The report, obtained by the Colorado Springs Gazette, said the director should be fired, but she resigned, the newspaper reported. (Mark Reis /The Gazette via AP, File)
A 4th Infantry Division soldier tightens down chains holding a Stryker Armored Personnel Carrier in place at the Fort Carson rail yard on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The 1st Brigade Combat Team loaded up equipment for its second trip in six months to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

Lee dePalo Region 8 Administrator

(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - An A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over the Air Force Academy Chapel Friday, Nov. 3, 2014 (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed command of the Air Force Academy to Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in front of the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, says his airmen must now understand satellites in space rather than just track them. The Peterson Air Force Base unit tracks more than 14,000 objects in space. (Air Force Photo)
GOP CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Colorado Springs VA woes drive Lamborn plan for national fix. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette