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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • World Space Week: The Colorado connection

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    World Space Week, as declared by the United Nations, continues through Friday. Any celebration from orbit to deep space has big ties to Colorado. Here are five things to know about space in your backyard: 1. Space party: The annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs draws more than...

  • Fort Carson brigade getting acquainted with firepower this week

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Those booms that can be heard from the south are the sounds of an Army brigade getting to know its gear. Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team is training this week with 120 mm mortars that can be mounted to a variant of its eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. The training began Tuesday...

  • Air Force Academy chief gets report on school's troubled athletic department

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's superintendent spent most of the morning Tuesday getting briefed on an inspector general's review of the school's troubled athletic department, but details of what she learned weren't released. Academy officials confirmed the Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson spent...

  • Navy preparing to welcome USS Colorado sub into fleet

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Boosters think of it as a 377-foot underwater ambassador that will take a piece of the Rockies around the world and to the briny deep. That's why, they say, the USS Colorado needs to welcomed into the fleet in style. "We're learning how a commissioning goes," said Dick Cooper, a...

  • Air Force Academy program helps wounded warriors find peace

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Situated on a thousand acres of mountain forest deep inside the Air Force Academy is a special institution with therapists dedicated to helping hundreds of wounded troops struggling with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries. Each comes with four steel shoes and...

  • Pentagon ethics boss lauds Air Force Academy probe, calls for more accountability

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's two-star ethics boss charged with addressing misconduct throughout the military voiced support last week for Air Force Academy efforts to fix its culture in the wake of ongoing woes in its athletic programs. Rear Adm. Peg Klein endorsed academy...

  • Colorado Springs, El Paso County leaders unite in effort to spare military cuts in region

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON - Political rivalries and local squabbles subsided Tuesday as Pikes Peak region politicians and business leaders hit the Pentagon in a bid to spare El Paso County's five military bases from steep budget cuts. While Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and El Paso County...

  • Retiring soldier looks back fondly on 37 years of service

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

  • Academy program pushes technology partnerships to turn research into cash

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The goal is an old one - Air Force Academy cadets and professors have come up with new ideas for decades, many of which have landed in the civilian world. What's new is the school's formalized program to collect ideas and use them to pollinate business in Colorado Springs and around...

  • Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade trains to fight in big battles, insurgencies

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    No more Burger King and containerized housing units. No tents, either. One hot meal a day if you can get there. Plenty of firepower, though. It's the austere world of a Fort Carson soldier preparing for a future that could include battle against the Islamic State terror group. It's a...