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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Plenty of dust, but no fire at Air Force Academy

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Air Force Academy firefighters investigating reports of smoke in an industrial building on the south side of campus discovered plenty of dust, but no fire Wednesday morning. Workers reported smelling smoke inside the 10th Air Base Wing building on Industrial Drive, which was...

  • Colorado Springs leaders ask public to join campaign to avert troop cuts at Fort Carson

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance on Tuesday kicked off an effort to keep troops at Fort Carson through thousands of love 
letters. The post faces cuts of up to 16,000 of its 24,000 soldiers under a Pentagon doomsday plan that projects $900 billion in Defense Department...

  • Army criminal investigators warn of romance scammers pretending to be troops

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    You've met the soldier of your dreams online. It's true love, even if they need a little cash. That's no GI, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command says. It's a scam. The command sent out a nationwide news release in a bid to warn lonely women about phony troops who use tales of...

  • Colorado Springs salon owner applauds eased military hair regs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A move by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week to ease military hairstyle restrictions earned applause from a Colorado Springs salon owner, who said the change makes combat and fashion sense. Hagel, under pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus, announced Monday that he'll...

  • Air Force Space Command boss to step down

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    One of the generals who redesigned the military's approach to space is stepping down this week in a Peterson Air Force Base ceremony. Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton guided Air Force Space command through unprecedented budget strife that saw it cut $1 billion in...

  • Colorado Springs VA clinic's move means limited regional services for a week

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A new Veterans Affairs clinic will open in Colorado Springs on Aug. 18, the agency announced in a news release, but its opening will mean that many area VA services will be unavailable for a week. The clinic near the Centennial and Fillmore intersection west of Interstate 25 will...

  • Happy homecoming beginning of the end for Fort Carson troops

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    It was different this time at Fort Carson. The music, the speech, the prayer and the cheering families were unchanged from the scores of homecomings at the post over 13 years of war. But there was a finality Wednesday. The commute to war may be over for these soldiers. It's the...

  • Colorado lawmakers back inquiry into Air Force Academy athletics

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson received the support Monday of the Pentagon and two Colorado lawmakers in her investigation into whether the school's athletic department is in lockstep with the school's values. The comments from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and...

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

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 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...

  • Air Force Academy superintendent orders investigation of athletic department after Gazette inquiry

    Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    The superintendent of the Air Force Academy has ordered an investigation into athletic programs in response to Gazette inquiries about player misconduct and issues involving the teams. The Gazette investigation, which will appear in Sunday's edition, examines recruiting, academic...

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