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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Police: Manitou Springs cruiser struck jaywalker

By: tom roeder

A jaywalker on Colorado Avenue was hit and injured by a Manitou Springs police car Saturday, Colorado Springs police say.

Police say a 28-year-old man was crossing Colorado Avenue at Ridge Road at about 8:30...

Police: Colorado Springs man stabbed two, cut himself

By: Tom Roeder

A stabbing at a Colorado Springs apartment Sunday left three people with knife wounds and one man jailed, police said.

Officers were called to the on the 2900 block of Sage Street in western Colorado Springs...

Air Force Academy engineering students get hands-on experience building Navajo hogans

By: Tom Roeder

Swinging hammers and twisting screwdrivers taught Air Force Academy cadets high-level engineering lessons this month as they built two homes for a Navajo charity.

The cadets built a pair of one-bedroom...

It was only a test: Jets zoom in on civilian plane in Colorado Springs drill

By: tom roeder

Fighter jets roared over northern Colorado Springs on Thursday for a North American Aerospace Defense Command training exercise, the command said.

The command, which defends America and Canada from airborne...

Helicopter battalion moves from Fort Carson to Lewis McChord

By: tom roeder

A Fort Carson helicopter battalion is flying to a new home this week as the Army restructures aviation units.

The 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, which was temporarily moved to Fort Carson six...

Fort Carson soldier sentenced in killing of comrade in Jordan

By: tom roeder

A killer who begged for mercy Thursday in a Fort Carson courtroom was sentenced to 26 years confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

The sentence for Spc. Jeffery Page was handed down Thursday afternoon by...

Fort Carson soldier convicted in comrade's murder

By: tom roeder

A Fort Carson soldier has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a comrade last year in Jordan.

Spc. Jeffery Page intentionally shot and killed Spc. Adrian Perkins in May 2014 while the two with...

Roadside Guard break gives pause to I-25 motorists

By: tom roeder

Northern Colorado Springs is not being invaded.

That's what one driver thought when he spotted a convoy of tan military vehicles stopped on southbound Interstate 25 on Wednesday near Baptist Road....