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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Retired general fights for future of the Army

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The Army needs its retirees and supporters to twist arms on Capitol Hill to avoid drastic budget cuts, the Association of the United States Army's vice president told a Colorado Springs crowd this month. Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, a former top officer in the Colorado Springs-based...

  • Intent is at the heart of Mayo court-martial

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Thursday that Sgt. Montrell Mayo is a killer. The question before a Fort Carson court-martial is whether Mayo is a cold-blooded killer. On Valentine's Day 2013, Mayo left his slain girlfriend, Cpl. Kimberly Walker, tucked into a Colorado...

  • Veteran's Day run/walk fundraising for Operation Gratitude

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    A 3-mile run in Colorado Springs on Sunday will support a charity that sends care packages to troops overseas. The National Veterans Day Run, in Memorial Park, will raise money for Operation Gratitude, which ships care packages to deployed service members. Organizers hope to raise...

  • Air Force Academy cadets join national pledge not to rape

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Cadets have pledged to not lie, cheat or steal. They added another pledge Wednesday: They will not rape. It's part of a national movement on college campuses pushed by the Obama administration that has students pledge to intervene to stop sexual assaults and support victims. The...

  • Canadian contingent comprises much of Veterans Day ceremony in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Soldiers, sailors and airmen turned out by the dozens for the annual Veterans Day rites in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. And all but a handful of them were Canadian. Weeks after radicals killed two Canadian soldiers, including one slain at Canada's most sacred war memorial, emotions...

  • Colorado Springs ranked top city to live in for veterans

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Note: A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Centennial campus of Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Gazette.com is planning to livestream from the ceremony. --- Colorado Springs topped a list released Monday of the best...

  • Reluctant witness testifies in Air Force Academy rape hearing

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    The alleged victim in an Air Force Academy rape case called the cadet facing charges "my friend" during a Monday evidence hearing. The woman, a junior cadet, said she didn't want to see cadet Brock Mangum on trial and had kept quiet after the alleged sex assault. "It was half...

  • Fort Carson likely to cancel planned burn

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Firefighters were eying gusty winds ahead of a planned burn of Fort Carson rangeland in Pueblo County. The burn was planned for Monday, but a base spokeswoman said gusty winds from a front pushing south through Colorado would likely cancel it. "Safety is our No. 1 concern," she...

  • Air Force Academy cadet faces sex-assault charge

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Charges against an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexual assault are set to be aired Monday at an evidence hearing. Junior cadet Brock W. Mangum is charged with sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and violating a no-contact order, according to court papers. He faces a hearing...

  • Restaurant deals on Veterans Day around the Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    If you've served your country, you may gain a few pounds on Tuesday. Restaurants around the Pikes Peak region and around the country are offering free grub to troops and veterans with valid identification on Veterans Day. Note that all offers are subject to change and not every...

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