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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.

041415 Space Symposium
Fran Kelly, an engineer with Analytical Graphics Inc. sets up a display in a blackened tent at the 31st Space Symposium, held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday April 13, 2015. AGI writes software for designing, developing and operating missions within the space and national defense communities. Exhibits are displayed in the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center in Broadmoor Hall and the adjacent Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion. The symposium runs through Thursday. CAROL LAWRENCE/THE GAZETTE
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Schriever Air Force Base on Tuesday. Photo by Molly Van Wagner
The mobile service tower is rolled back from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in preparation to launch the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-39 mission. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command had four nanosatellites among the payload. (Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance via Army)
A crew from Velocity Constructors, Inc., in Denver work on a new ion-exchange filter system Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Southmoor Water Treatment Plant for the Widefield Water and Sanitation District. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from Velocity Constructors, Inc., in Denver work on a new ion-exchange filter system Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Southmoor Water Treatment Plant for the Widefield Water and Sanitation District. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Commander of U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha Gen. John Hyten waits for Vice President Michael Pence to give opening remarks in the International Center at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday, April 16, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Commander of U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha Gen. John Hyten waits for Vice President Michael Pence to give opening remarks in the International Center at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday, April 16, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Vice President Michael Pence walks with Sierra Nevada Corporation President Eren Ozmen during a tour of the corporations Dream Chaser spaceplane at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday, April 16, 2018.(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Vice President Michael Pence walks with Sierra Nevada Corporation President Eren Ozmen during a tour of the corporations Dream Chaser spaceplane at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday. High winds disrupted festivities at the Space Symposium Tuesday after damage to a tent loaded with vendor booths. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Vice President Michael Pence gives opening remarks in the International Center at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday, April 16, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Vice President Michael Pence gives opening remarks in the International Center at the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Monday, April 16, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Gary Talbott rolls out the red carpet at the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser pavilion outside the 34th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Air Force Col. Leigh A. Swanson, 10th Medical Group commander, Army Col. Patrick M. Garman, Evans Army Community Hospital commander, and U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Renee Pazdan cut the ribbon during the Colorado Springs Military Sleep Center opening Apr. 9 at Evans ACH at Fort Carson, Colorado. The six-bed sleep center will eventually expand to 10 beds and provide greatly enhanced clinical services once consolidation efforts are fully realized in June 2018. (ARMY PHOTO)
FORT CARSON GATE 19
Fort Carson's newest gate opened for use Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The gate is at the south I-25 exit to Fountain at I-25 exit 128. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette