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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Seated volleyball keeps wounded warriors on their toes

    Updated: Sun, May 11, 2014

    They have to take it sitting down. The ball careens wildly over the net and 12 hands stretch for it, but one rule makes reaching it elusive for the team from Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion. "You have to keep your butt on the floor at all times," explained the battalion's...

  • Fighter pilot will take controls as new AFA commandant

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Col. Stephen Williams, a fighter pilot and 1989 Air Force Academy graduate, will be the school's next commandant of cadets, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Williams will take command of the school's 4,000 cadets this summer when Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel leaves the position to take...

  • Lamborn amendment would hamper planned cuts at Peterson Air Force Base

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Rep. Doug Lamborn hopes his amendment to the defense budget will snarl the Air Force's plan to eliminate a flying squadron and four C-130 aircraft at Peterson Air Force base. Lamborn's provision blocks the cut until the Air Force can prove that taking 200 airmen from Peterson Air...

  • Guard holds wildfire readiness training

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The Colorado National Guard trained to deal with wildfires May 3 during an exercise in Douglas County.The drill saw Guard troops coordinating their efforts with civilian authorities and setting up road blocks to control an area. Those are the same skills the guard has employed during...

  • Fort Carson engineers get Air Force honor

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Soldiers in Fort Carson’s 52nd Engineer Battalion were honored by the Air Force in April for helping their sister service deal with flooding that caused damage at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.The engineers were called in on Sept. 12 to deal with a mudslide at Cheyenne Mountain...

  • Buckley sergeant earns chief's stripes

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Buckley Air Force Base’s Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Santos, a 26-year veteran, has earned the rank of chief master sergeant, which will make him one of just 25 chief master sergeants  in the Air Force to wear the first sergeant’s diamonds.“I am still to this day shocked that I was...

  • Aviation brigade boasts 4 battalions

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Years in the making, Fort Carson’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade reached full activation April 30.The 2,800-soldier brigade has been growing on the post since 2011 and the recent ceremony marked the activation of the rest of its battalions — two reconnaissance units, an attack battalion...

  • Cadet headed to France after winning fellowship

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    A Black Forest native and Air Force Academy senior has earned the Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship to study in France after her May 28 graduation.Cadet Liana Gaudreault, a biology major, said she plans to study anthropology at New Sorbonne University in Paris, the academy said in a news...

  • House OKs $109M for construction

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The House has signed off on $109 million in military construction spending in the Pikes Peak region and Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is crowing.Lamborn, who faces a primary fight against retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn, has been criticized in recent weeks for not...

  • Service academy bosses talk shop at AFA confab

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Top leaders of America’s service academies gathered at the Air Force Academy in April to mull budget woes and new techniques for teaching cadets.“During the plenary session, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force...

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