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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Wellness model for veterans expands to Colorado Springs


    Automotive impresario Jay Cimino has long wanted to set up a program for veterans in the Pikes Peak region. Best known for leading the Phil Long Dealerships, Cimino has been involved in a string of charities in southern Colorado and was the driving force behind Trinidad's Mount Carmel...

  • It's life without parole for Fort Carson soldier

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murdering his girlfriend at a court-martial this week will serve life in prison without parole, a panel of five officers ruled Friday. Sgt. Montrell Mayo was found guilty on Wednesday of premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Kimberly Walker. The...

  • Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in death of girlfriend

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Sgt. Montrell Mayo acted with deadly intent in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, a panel of military officers found Wednesday in delivering across-the-board guilty verdicts against the Fort Carson sergeant. Mayo faces mandatory life in prison at a sentencing hearing...

  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in...

  • Fort Carson soldier charged with killing comrade

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier has been charged in the fatal shooting of a comrade overseas in May, the post announced Tuesday. An evidence hearing is set for Wednesday to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley,...

  • Fort Carson contingent in Africa to help with Ebola outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    More than 160 Fort Carson soldiers have flown to Liberia, where they will build facilities to help battle Ebola, the post announced Monday. Troops from the 615th Engineer Company will bulldoze land for new clinics, improve roads and build bases for aid workers. They left Colorado...

  • Fort Carson soldier 'truly humbled' by new role

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The Army's new enlisted boss says he never considered being the lone soldier to wear the rank of sergeant major of the Army. "It's just not something you think about," said Daniel Dailey, a longtime Fort Carson sergeant who will take the Army's top enlisted role in 2015. "You can't...

  • Retired general fights for future of the Army

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The Army needs its retirees and supporters to twist arms on Capitol Hill to avoid drastic budget cuts, the Association of the United States Army's vice president told a Colorado Springs crowd this month. Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, a former top officer in the Colorado Springs-based...

  • Intent is at the heart of Mayo court-martial

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Thursday that Sgt. Montrell Mayo is a killer. The question before a Fort Carson court-martial is whether Mayo is a cold-blooded killer. On Valentine's Day 2013, Mayo left his slain girlfriend, Cpl. Kimberly Walker, tucked into a Colorado...