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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3 new laws will benefit Colorado veterans


A measure that will allow military honors to be displayed on handicap license plates is one of three veteran-friendly Colorado General Assembly measures becoming law Wednesday.

Colorado Springs Republican...

Pikes Pub: Blue moon the perfect occasion to celebrate with a beer


If you only drink once in a blue moon, Friday is your day.

July 31 brings the second full moon of the month, a phenomenon called a blue moon. That happens about once every three years.

The timing is...

Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors


Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient.

"Confidence," said retired Tech. Sgt. Larry...

Jim Colvin, former Colorado Springs city attorney, remembered fondly


Former colleagues of Jim Colvin say he had a surprising trait for a lawyer - Colorado Springs' longtime city attorney didn't talk much.

"He was concise, which was to my standpoint greatly appreciated," said...

Army's top general talks troop cuts, citizen patrols in Fort Carson visit


Army chief Gen. Ray Odierno said during a Fort Carson visit he wants 490,000 soldiers in uniform to meet the service's worldwide commitments - 40,000 more than current cost-cutting plans.

The service's top...

Armed civilians stand guard outside Colorado Springs recruiting station

By: tom roeder

A half-dozen armed civilians stood guard outside an Academy Boulevard military recruiting station Wednesday in a move that's making military brass and local officials nervous.

Members of the III (3) Percent...

Getting to the bottom of Army troop cuts is no easy task


The Army says it will cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks, but how it will hack about half that number from the roster is hazy.

This month the Pentagon unveiled a nationwide troop reduction, but only gave a...

Colorado Attorney General issues list of troops' top consumer complaints


Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman issued a list of the top consumer complaints from troops for 2014.

Debt collectors led the pack of those drawing complaints from troops. Last year, the office got 418...