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.

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Court-martial for Air Force cadet charged with sexual assault delayed

By: Tom Roeder

Pretrial wrangling Tuesday delayed the start of a court-martial for an Air Force cadet charged with the sexual assault of a classmate.

Cadet Zachery Chubb is charged with sexual assault and abusive sexual...

Effort to bring Army, National Guard closer may result in redesign of both

By: tom roeder

An effort to mend fences between the Army and the National Guard could lead to a radical redesign of both, a retired general heading a congressionally-appointed panel on the future of the service said.


Peterson kids will get first crack at game to help with deployment stress


Insurance giant UnitedHealth is paying $1.75 million to develop a video game for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to help military kids deal with stress.

And the first kids to try the new software will be...

Colorado Springs officer disciplined for slamming teen to floor


A Colorado Springs police officer at the center of a use-of-force lawsuit has been disciplined by the department, but officials won't say whether he's still on patrol.

The department was sued in July over...

Air show above Country Club of Colorado benefits military-aimed charity

By: tom roeder

Rumbling over southwest Colorado Springs, the twin-engine Beechcraft gets a bit jumpy.

The World War II veteran doesn't approve of the crosswinds coming off the mountains explains Gregg Downing, a...

Army sends team to investigate Fort Carson helicopter crash

By: tom roeder

A team of investigators from Fort Rucker, Ala., on Thursday headed to Colorado Springs to probe the crash of a Fort Carson Black Hawk helicopter.

Two soldiers who suffered injuries when the UH-60 went down...

Fort Carson drill will involve mock hostage situation; access to post will be impacted

By: tom roeder

Soldiers at Fort Carson will train for a terrorist on post during a Tuesday drill.

The post said the exercise, which begins Tuesday morning, will involve a mock gunman and a hostage situation at Fort...

Deputies find home for 8 horses seized in Black Forest cruelty case

By: tom roeder

Eight horses seized in Black Forest last year by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office have a new home in Springfield, the agency said.

The horses were taken from 63-year-old Sherri Brunzell who was sentenced...