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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Wreck closes Teller County Road 5

By: By tom roeder -

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...

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


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...

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

By: By tom roeder -

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...

Fort Carson brigade tests new mission of assisting in civilian disasters

By: By tom roeder -

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...

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

By: By tom roeder -

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...

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

By: By tom roeder -

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...

Air Force Academy Class of 2015 told to expect fast pace in AF careers

By: By Tom Roeder and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -

The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 was warned Thursday about the dangerous and uncertain world it will face as officers.

Graduation speaker Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told the 840 graduates...