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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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...

Air Force Academy graduate among six killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

By: tom roeder

An Air Force Academy graduate who led the school's women's rugby team to a 2002 national title was among six people killed Monday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

The Military Partners and Families...

Medal of Honor recipient Groberg receives Key to the City from Colorado Springs

By: tom roeder

While former Fort Carson Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg already has the Medal of Honor, Colorado Springs gave the Afghanistan hero another accolade Tuesday.

The city announced that Groberg was given the Key to...

USS Colorado submarine closer to hitting the ocean


The USS Colorado will hit the waves next fall, and a state booster committee says it's on its way to raising enough cash to properly celebrate the submarine's commissioning.

The Virginia-class attack...

Fort Carson brigade gets new boss and global mission


The new leader of Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team said he's got big shoes to fill.

Col. Curtis Taylor took leadership of the 4,500-soldier brigade during a ceremony this month at Fort Carson.


Giveaway brings holiday cheer to Colorado Springs military families


More than 500 military families across the Pikes Peak region picked up sacks of Christmas cheer Friday thanks to a program that brought together retailer Wal-Mart, the YMCA and military charity Operation...

Landlord hopes chainsaw eagles catch on in downtown Colorado Springs


Eric Wyatt thinks he has a plan to turn trash into treasure and beautify downtown Colorado Springs.

An excavating contractor and landlord who owns several properties in the rough-and-tumble neighborhood...