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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Expect first snow and a frigid weekend to finish first full week of 2016 in Colorado Springs


The first snowflakes of 2016 are expected to hit Colorado Springs Wednesday night, forecasters predict.

The snow comes ahead of frigid weather for the Pikes Peak region where temperatures could dip to the...

Job takes Peterson Air Force Base wing commander to remote installations around the globe


Col. Douglas Schiess will rack up even more frequent flier miles in 2016 as he travels to some to the most remote spots on the planet as boss of the 21st Space Wing.

Schiess, who took the reins of the wing...

Class aims to help Colorado Springs-area military families tackle mental illness


Military families can learn how to help troops and veterans struggling with mental illness during classes offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs.

The classes, held on...

Thunderbirds have extra visit to Colorado Springs planned


Colorado Springs will get to see the Air Force Thunderbirds three times over the next two years.

According to a schedule released by the flying team, the F-16s are set to flash over Air Force Academy...

Colorado senator joins call for military discharge study


U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet hopes a pair of studies due in 2017 will give lawmakers a better view of how the Army is treating its troops.

The reviews by the Government Accountability Office and the Department of...

Subfreezing temps, snow flurries possible for Christmas weekend in Pikes Peaks region


Colorado Springs could see snow flurries on Christmas Day, and Pikes Peak region residents may learn to cherish gloves and scarves they find under the tree as temperatures plunge below freezing for the next several...

Live: Track Santa's progress around the globe


Getting ready for Christmas Eve at Peterson Air Force Base takes a lot more than hanging the stockings by the chimney with care.

Miles of wire, dozens of computers and 157 telephone lines will greet hundreds...

SAT, PSAT chosen as new standardized test for Colorado high school students


Colorado students will take the SAT in 11th-grade in place of other state standardized tests, the Colorado Department of Education announced Wednesday.

The SAT was picked by a panel to gauge high school...