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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Retired generals speak in Colorado Springs of lessons learned since joining civilian world


In suits and ties, three former top military leaders from the Pikes Peak region told a luncheon crowd that they've learned a lot since they traded in their stars for civilian life.

Air Force retirees Gen....

Delay in troop drawdown in Afghanistan changes little for Fort Carson soldiers

By: tom roeder

A delay in the draw-down of American forces in Afghanistan changes little for Fort Carson soldiers who were headed there anyway.

President Barack Obama on Thursday announced he would leave more troops in...

Air Force Academy major killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan


An Air Force Academy major was killed in an Afghanistan helicopter crash, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.

Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, of Rio Rancho, N.M., died Sunday along with four others in the crash of a...

Pair of rehabilitated great horned owls to be released back to nature Monday

By: tom roeder

Wildlife rescuers will release a pair of great horned owls back into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood Monday night and are inviting the public to celebrate the birds' recovery from injuries.

The event is...

Sunday's high temp smashes 40-year record in Colorado Springs

By: tom roeder

A strong high pressure system turned up the heat in Colorado Springs on Sunday, toppling a high-temperature mark set in 1975.

The 87-degree high at 5 p.m. bested the record by 5 degrees and set the stage for...

Police: Man sleeping in Colorado Springs alley hit, injured


A man sleeping in an alley near the 1200 block of North Academy Boulevard on Saturday night was hit and injured by a driver who told Colorado Springs police he didn't know he'd run the man over.

Police say...

Colorado Springs seminar offers support for military families surviving suicide


Hundreds of people from all over the country shared hugs and laughter for three days in Colorado Springs. The group gathered at Cheyenne Mountain Resort also shed more than a few tears. That's the price of...

Air Force Academy firefighters aim for another championship


A team of Air Force Academy firefighters will take on colleagues from around the globe this month during the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Alabama.

The annual event pits firefighters against the...