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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Fort Carson's top NCO clearly outlines dos and don'ts for soldiers

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark has a few rules for his Fort Carson soldiers - 42 pages worth. As the 4th Infantry Division's top enlisted soldier, Clark spearheaded the new rulebook released this month that outlaws walking while smoking and requires soldiers to exit their cars to...

  • Report: West Point football team recruited high school athletes with booze, women

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus complete with cheerleaders and a police escort, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The U.S. Military Academy at...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    As a company of Fort Carson soldiers learned to don new gear to protect them from Ebola on a deployment to Africa, commanders at the post focused on ensuring the virus doesn't follow troops home. The post's 615th Engineer Company will spend up to a year in Liberia laying the...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • Fort Carson troops head to Germany for exercise to counter Russian aggression

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    About 100 Fort Carson soldiers headed to Germany on Tuesday to take part in a training exercise that's part of a NATO effort to counter Russian aggression in the region. The soldiers, from the 4th Infantry Division's headquarters, will help lead NATO troops in a mock battle called...

  • Air Force Academy to remain silent on athletic department issues

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....