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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

  • Bomb troops celebrate bringing company home without a scratch

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Despite firefights, bombs, mortar attacks and hundreds of missions to render explosives safe, Fort Carson's 663rd Ordnance Company came home March 31. All 44 of them, without so much as a Band-Aid. The bomb-disposal troops spent nine months patrolling a massive swath of Afghanistan...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II,...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities: Tenants could lose water, gas if landlord doesn't pay

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Gas and water service to scores of apartments in a southern Colorado Springs complex could be shut off early next month because the landlord hasn't paid the bill, Colorado Springs Utilities said. Residents of the Pine Creek Village apartments on Chapman Drive off South Murray...

  • Temps in the 70s herald frigid Sunday weather

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Forecasters predict suntan-worthy weather for Colorado Springs Thursday with a high approaching the low 70s. That's more than 13 degrees above the average high for the date, but far from a record. Colorado Springs saw a record high of 81 degrees on April 10, 1960, according to the...

  • Security starts at gates for military bases in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Military bases have clamped down on security after a series of on-base shootings, but arming troops hasn't been one of the solutions. Since the 2009 massacre that killed 13 at Fort Hood, Texas and the 2012 mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, bases have instead looked to...

  • New deputy commander at Fort Carson has familiar face

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Brig. Gen Randy George has been announced as a new deputy commanding general of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division. He’ll likely start the job after the division’s headquarters returned home from Afghanistan this spring. Locals may remember George as the commander of Fort...

  • Petition: Army appearance regs discriminate against black women

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A petition that’s gathered more than 5,700 signatures on the White House website is asking President Barack Obama to overrule portions of the Army’s new appearance regulations as discriminatory against black women. The newest version of Army regulation 670-1, released Monday,...

  • Free concert Tuesday kicks off Air Force Academy anniversary rites

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A concert at the Air Force Academy on Tuesday will mark the 60th anniversary of the school in the first of three events to celebrate its founding. The academy calls April 1 its birthday because that's the day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing the...

  • On 60th anniversary, Air Force Academy's traditions still core to cadet experience

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Sixty years into its existence, the Air Force Academy is changing again. This time, the biggest change is money. Planned Pentagon budget cuts of $900 billion in the next decade will take their toll, with 99 job cuts and the elimination of 10 academic majors. But other moves are...

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