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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.

A 4th Infantry Division soldier tightens down chains holding a Stryker Armored Personnel Carrier in place at the Fort Carson rail yard on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The 1st Brigade Combat Team loaded up equipment for its second trip in six months to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - An A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over the Air Force Academy Chapel Friday, Nov. 3, 2014 (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson handed command of the Air Force Academy to Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in front of the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, says his airmen must now understand satellites in space rather than just track them. The Peterson Air Force Base unit tracks more than 14,000 objects in space. (Air Force Photo)
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Colorado Springs VA woes drive Lamborn plan for national fix. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
The VA Outpatient Clinic at 3141 Centennial Blvd. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Kash Alvaro pauses when talking about his latest problems Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at his Trinidad home. Alvaro's wife left with his children earlier in the month.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kash Alvaro pauses when talking about his latest problems Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at his Trinidad home. Alvaro's wife left with his children earlier in the month. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A series of flyovers Saturday will precede the 1 p.m. football game between the Falcons and the Golden Knights of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)