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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • Fort Carson troops head to Germany for exercise to counter Russian aggression

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    About 100 Fort Carson soldiers headed to Germany on Tuesday to take part in a training exercise that's part of a NATO effort to counter Russian aggression in the region. The soldiers, from the 4th Infantry Division's headquarters, will help lead NATO troops in a mock battle called...

  • Air Force Academy to remain silent on athletic department issues

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Fort Carson training will bring the noise

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be making more noise this week as its soldiers train with new weapons. The brigade, which was re-equipped with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles earlier this year, is training with new gear on the south side of the 137,000-acre post. A post...

  • 'Personhood' back on the ballot, but with a new focus

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The November ballot is packed full of statewide measures for voters to ponder. Colorado voters will decide whether fetuses are people, if a Denver-area horse racing track will get casino games, how school boards negotiate with unions and how food is labeled for sale. The most...

  • Holiday season starts early for families of deployed troops

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Halloween candy hasn't been handed out yet, but for families of deployed troops, the winter holiday season starts now. Deadlines for sending packages to overseas military addresses hit Nov. 8 for the lowest rate parcel post, the Postal Service said. That means early holiday...

  • Fort Carson ends lockdown

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A lockdown of troops in a Fort Carson Armor battalion has been lifted, post officials confirmed Thursday. The lockdown of 100 soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 66th Armor Regiment ended late Tuesday with no announcement. The soldiers who had been confined to the battalion's...

  • Study could bring more troops to Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday said a study of Colorado's military economy could help the state gain troops as others are losing them amid federal budget cuts. The governor, flanked by Colorado Springs business leaders, announced that three firms, including Summit...

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