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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • 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...

  • Review: Air Force Academy athletics makes some improvements, but morale an issue

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's athletic department got a passing grade in an inspector general's review of programs that followed a player misconduct scandal. The rating of "effective" is essentially a C on the Air Force's grading scale. The program earned accolades for hosting events and...

  • Officer in viral marriage proposal to NFL cheerleader is Air Force Academy grad

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The airman who brought the bloom of romance to the sidelines of an NFL game Sunday in Glendale, Ariz., learned some of his suave moves at the Air Force Academy.  Academy officials confirmed that Capt. Eric Straub, who popped the question to Arizona Cardinals cheerleader...

  • Missing Fort Carson item not a nuclear weapon - despite Internet rumors

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Despite a wild report on a website dedicated to conspiracy theories, local soldiers haven't lost a low-yield nuclear weapon. As the lockdown of soldiers in a Fort Carson battalion dragged into its fifth day Monday, the site reported that a nuclear artillery shell...

  • Fort Carson sergeant takes top honors at Army's Best Warrior competition

    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    A Fort Carson Green Beret has been named the Army's best sergeant after a weeklong event at Fort Lee, Va. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter with the 10th Special Forces Group was one of three Fort Carson soldiers in the Armywide Best Warrior competition. "I wanted to show the Army...

  • More details on Fort Carson lockdown; long weekend interrupted

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    The lockdown of a Fort Carson armor battalion dragged into its second day Friday as leaders continued to search for what sources call a lost "sensitive item." The term refers to gear including weapons, ammunition and night vision goggles - items that cause high-level concern when...

  • Fort Carson soldiers headed home

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Carson expects to welcome scores of soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team home from Afghanistan at a ceremony Thursday morning. The 150 soldiers who have been in Afghanistan since spring are expected to arrive at 7 a.m. in the post's Special Events Center. The time is...

  • A top Air Force Academy official announces January retirement

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Air Force Academy Athletic Director Hans Mueh will step down in January, months ahead of his planned retirement, academy officials said Wednesday. The academy said Mueh's move to retire early has nothing to do with an Inspector General's review into the misconduct of athletes and the...

  • Fort Carson, BLM examining noise worries with chopper training

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and Fort Carson said Wednesday that they are looking into ways to quell helicopter noise over homes after getting an earful at a meeting in Cañon City. More than 40 people attended a meeting Wednesday night to examine the Army's proposal...