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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Colorado Springs air show will benefit veteran-aimed charity


A new veteran-aimed charity in Colorado Springs will greet the community with an air show to mark its opening.

The Mount Carmel Center of Excellence expects to open its doors after Labor Day and begin full...

Air Force Academy cadet accused of making, distributing, using drugs


A junior cadet has been charged with distributing a variant of methamphetamine and two other drugs at the Air Force Academy, according to court papers released Thursday to The Gazette.

Cadet Nathaniel...

Colorado Springs woman arrested for serial bear feeding


A Colorado Springs woman was arrested Wednesday night and wildlife agents were working to trap six bears she is accused of feeding in the Rockrimmon neighborhood.

State wildlife agents said the misdemeanor...

Colorado Springs man mourns the loss of second son, an Air Force veteran


Retired Master Sgt. Tim Officer Sr. will say goodbye to his airman son at a Colorado Springs funeral Wednesday, four years and 11 months after buried his other boy, a soldier.

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Officer Jr.,...

Annual veterans rally will bring tens of thousands to Cripple Creek


Next weekend, Cripple Creek will be a boom town again, with the booming sound to go with influx of people that will temporarily push its population to levels not seen since 1900.

The sound comes with the...

Fort Carson general's next stop will be command of British troops

By: TOM ROEDER -tom roeder

The newest general in the British army is an American from Fort Carson.

The post's Brig. Gen. Mike Tarsa left last week for Bulford Camp, England, where he will be the deputy commander of the 3rd United...

End of basic training marks beginning of next phase for Air Force Academy freshmen


For 1,168 freshmen cadets, last week brought the end of one big Air Force Academy challenge and the beginning of another longer one.

The freshmen wrapped up their six weeks of basic training by marching in...

Colorado airmen called on to fight California wildfires


Crews and planes from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs flew Monday to fight growing wildfires that had blacked 124,000 acres in California.

Three C-130 transport planes and 28 airmen roared from...