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.
  • Flood advisory lifted for northern Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The battered Pikes Peak region braced for more storms Saturday. Thunderstorms were expected over the region Saturday evening, with rain and lightning sticking around through Sunday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say tropical moisture is to blame for the third straight...

  • Flood advisory issued for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Forecasters say more severe weather - including isolated tornadoes and golf ball-size hail - could hit POikes Peak region Friday afternoon and evening. Possible showers and thunderstorms may strike in the northern and eastern parts of Pueblo and El Paso counties during the afternoon...

  • Missing Fountain man found safe

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    A missing man from Fountain was found safe in Colorado Springs Friday night, Fountain police said. Officers said Jason Pak, a developmentally disabled 25-year-old, had walked away from his family Thursday afternoon. Police said Pak was located at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in...

  • Wreck closes Teller County Road 5

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    A crash has closed Teller County Road 5 north of Divide, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday night. The road was closed after 6 p.m. due to the wreck, but few details on the incident were available. The closure was about 2 miles north of Divide from Cedar Mountain Road...

  • Colorado Springs residents sound off about noise from Air Force Academy training flights

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The Air Force Academy worked to quiet noise complaints from neighbors Thursday as the school's powered flight training takes off for summer. Residents have gotten louder about noise from the school's fleet of single-engine training planes since 2013, when the academy's changed...

  • Air Force Academy adjusts flight training to minimize noise, plans meeting with neighbors

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    As the Air Force Academy heads into its busiest flying season, cadets will wake up earlier and climb higher to keep peace with the school's neighbors. The academy's Col. Steve Burgh said getting cadets in planes at 6 a.m. will solve some noise issues over northern Colorado Springs...

  • Fort Carson brigade tests new mission of assisting in civilian disasters

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    A simulated terror attack tested Fort Carson's 43rd Sustainment Brigade in its new role of helping the military deal with civilian disasters at home. The brigade sent more than 200 soldiers to Indiana for U.S. Northern Command's Vibrant Response exercise this month. The unit's...

  • Outgoing space wing commander says challenges made Colorado Springs-based unit stronger

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Col. John Shaw took command in 2013 as wildfires threatened his airmen and record flooding and a rockslide threatened to close one of the military's most secure bases. "It didn't slow down," Shaw said of his time at the head of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base. "It just...

  • Pentagon approves Fort Carson's Piñon Canyon plan to use Strykers

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The Pentagon has signed off on an environmental impact statement that will allow Fort Carson units to train at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. Fort Carson sought the new environmental rules last year to update a three-decades old plan for training at...

  • Planned consolidation of military suicide prevention programs irks some in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

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