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.
  • Becoming Patricia: A combat veteran's story of transgender life in the Army

    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Staff Sgt. King works in the headquarters of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division. A three-tour veteran of Afghanistan combat, King is fighting a different battle now. She's becoming the person she's felt destined to be since the age of 13. "I'm the first openly transgender...

  • Intent is focus of Fort Carson soldier's court-martial

    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    No one disputes that Spc. Jeffrey Page killed his Fort Carson comrade Spc. Adrian Perkins. Instead, a court-martial that began Monday at the post will examine why Page fired the fatal round last year while the two guarded an American missile site in Jordan. "This case is about a...

  • Fort Carson colonel makes uniform adjustment during training

    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - An Army uniform is normally a cloth resume, showing where soldiers have fought and how they've been trained. Experience is obvious at first glance, with jump wings, combat patches and other job-related insignia. But that's not the case for Fort Carson's 1st Brigade...

  • Fort Carson unit works on new type of warfare at Piñon Canyon

    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - Sweeping movements spanned miles of territory across southeastern Colorado last week and involved hundreds of vehicles and thousands of Fort Carson soldiers from the post's 1st Brigade Combat Team. It's something that hasn't been seen for more than a decade at Fort...

  • Close-to-retiring Fort Carson soldiers get training to tackle VA claims backlog

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    A new Veterans Affairs program at Fort Carson aims to solve the agency's mammoth claims backlog while training troops for life after the Army. The federal agency partnered with the Army to train more than a dozen troops who will hang up their uniforms soon to become claims processing...

  • Police arrest two in Monument Valley Park drug raid

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Colorado Springs police say they made two arrests and seized 3.6 grams of methamphetamine during a Saturday evening drug raid in Monument Valley Park downtown. Police from two city substations and the regional Metro Vice and Narcotics Unit pitched in on the 6 p.m. operation at the...

  • Pilot program in Colorado Springs aims to link veterans to jobs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a pilot program in Colorado Springs aimed at getting more veterans hired into civilian jobs. The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative will join the VA, local veterans charities and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance in a...

  • Flood advisory lifted for northern Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The battered Pikes Peak region braced for more storms Saturday. Thunderstorms were expected over the region Saturday evening, with rain and lightning sticking around through Sunday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say tropical moisture is to blame for the third straight...

  • Flood advisory issued for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Forecasters say more severe weather - including isolated tornadoes and golf ball-size hail - could hit POikes Peak region Friday afternoon and evening. Possible showers and thunderstorms may strike in the northern and eastern parts of Pueblo and El Paso counties during the afternoon...

  • Missing Fountain man found safe

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    A missing man from Fountain was found safe in Colorado Springs Friday night, Fountain police said. Officers said Jason Pak, a developmentally disabled 25-year-old, had walked away from his family Thursday afternoon. Police said Pak was located at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in...

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