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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.

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An Air Force Academy cadet lauded for his work with rape prevention programs was the defendant Wednesday in a sexual assault hearing. Gazette file photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Kyle Jameson, center, Jeffery Herrala and the Class of 2016 toss their hats into the air as the Thunderbirds fly over Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the end of the 2016 Commencement ceremony at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ariana Walter, 16, left, Angela Walter, Daniel Walter and Hunter Walter, 8, explore their new Ford Fusion outside of Safeway in Fountain, Colo. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Daniel Walter served as a Blackhawk Crew Chief, and arrived at the event thinking he would be an Operation Homefront spokesperson. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
pinon canyon soldier training
Soldiers with the 2nd BCT set out with their weapons and packs during training at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in this Gazette file photo.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Hurricane Irma Georgia
Tybee Island resident Joe Murphy wipes the sweat off his face while standing in knee deep water from Tropical Storm Irma outside his house, Monday, Sept., 11, 2017, on Tybee Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Sept 11 Anniversary
The podium awaits the arrival of President Donald Trump as a U.S. flag is unfurled at the Pentagon on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Bob McLaughlin runs the Mount Carmel Center of Excellence, a veteran-aimed charity that organized Friday's food giveaway. Gazette file photo.
Attendees don costumes for last year's Oktoberfest. Courtesy.