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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.

Spencer Penrose actively campaigned against Prohibition. Photo courtesy of The Broadmoor.
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons return from a sortie during Adriatic Strike 2018, Cerklje ob Krki Air Base, Slovenia, June 6, 2018. The Colorado Air National Guard, 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, brought four F-16 Fighting Falcons and approximately 40 support personnel to participate in Adriatic Strike 2018, a Slovenian-led JTAC training attended by 22 other NATO nations to conduct interoperability training and joint readiness capabilities among the NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea)
President Donald Trump shows off a "Space Policy Directive" after signing it during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
More than three dozen wounded troops are cycling through Colorado Springs in a two-day organized by the Wounded Warrior Project. On Friday, they rode from St. Francis Medical Center off Powers Boulevard to Penrose Hospital downtown. (Courtesy Photo/ Emma Brokaw, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services)
The EPA reached a $420,000 settlement with the El Paso County Retirement Plan concerning a dry cleaner's mess at the Mission Trace Shopping Center. Photo courtesy Security Water and Sanitation Districts.
Photos of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base shot on Tuesday, 5-8-01. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced Tuesday the creation of a four-star general who will oversee the U.S. and Air Force Space Command. It is possible that responsibility for the Air Force's military space force will be transferred to some other military branch. Kent Treptow, The Gazette.
Photos of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base shot on Tuesday, 5-8-01. (Gazette file photo)
The bill would spend more than $100 million on Fort Carson. (The Gazette file)
Colorado Springs firefighters worked Wednesday morning to rescue a climber who fell as far as 60 feet on rock formations north of Garden of the Gods. (Via Twitter, @CSFDPIO)
The view from the summit of Pikes Peak, looking south, on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018. (Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs)