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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.

Dam Cyberattack
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, left, speaks next to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director James Comey, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, seen here at a Pentagon briefing in April, told the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday that the recent coup attempt in Turkey is concerning to American leaders. Photo courtesy Reuters
World Refugee Day
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson holds his hand to his heart to the signing of America the Beautiful during a special U.S. naturalization ceremony commemorating World Refugee Day at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Monday, June 20, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Thousands of people line up for beer samples at the ninth annual Springs Beer Festival Saturday, August 1, 2015 at America the Beautiful Park. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. is pictured following a change of command ceremony for the US Army Garrison at Fort Carson on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Col. Joel D. Hamilton relinquished command to Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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An RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. Air Force and Navy officials met to discuss joint training with the RQ-4. (Courtesy photo)