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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Fort Carson training will bring the noise

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be making more noise this week as its soldiers train with new weapons. The brigade, which was re-equipped with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles earlier this year, is training with new gear on the south side of the 137,000-acre post. A post...

  • 'Personhood' back on the ballot, but with a new focus

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The November ballot is packed full of statewide measures for voters to ponder. Colorado voters will decide whether fetuses are people, if a Denver-area horse racing track will get casino games, how school boards negotiate with unions and how food is labeled for sale. The most...

  • Holiday season starts early for families of deployed troops

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Halloween candy hasn't been handed out yet, but for families of deployed troops, the winter holiday season starts now. Deadlines for sending packages to overseas military addresses hit Nov. 8 for the lowest rate parcel post, the Postal Service said. That means early holiday...

  • Fort Carson ends lockdown

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A lockdown of troops in a Fort Carson Armor battalion has been lifted, post officials confirmed Thursday. The lockdown of 100 soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 66th Armor Regiment ended late Tuesday with no announcement. The soldiers who had been confined to the battalion's...

  • Study could bring more troops to Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday said a study of Colorado's military economy could help the state gain troops as others are losing them amid federal budget cuts. The governor, flanked by Colorado Springs business leaders, announced that three firms, including Summit...

  • Review: Air Force Academy athletics makes some improvements, but morale an issue

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's athletic department got a passing grade in an inspector general's review of programs that followed a player misconduct scandal. The rating of "effective" is essentially a C on the Air Force's grading scale. The program earned accolades for hosting events and...

  • Officer in viral marriage proposal to NFL cheerleader is Air Force Academy grad

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The airman who brought the bloom of romance to the sidelines of an NFL game Sunday in Glendale, Ariz., learned some of his suave moves at the Air Force Academy.  Academy officials confirmed that Capt. Eric Straub, who popped the question to Arizona Cardinals cheerleader...

  • Missing Fort Carson item not a nuclear weapon - despite Internet rumors

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Despite a wild report on a website dedicated to conspiracy theories, local soldiers haven't lost a low-yield nuclear weapon. As the lockdown of soldiers in a Fort Carson battalion dragged into its fifth day Monday, the site reported that a nuclear artillery shell...

  • Fort Carson sergeant takes top honors at Army's Best Warrior competition

    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    A Fort Carson Green Beret has been named the Army's best sergeant after a weeklong event at Fort Lee, Va. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter with the 10th Special Forces Group was one of three Fort Carson soldiers in the Armywide Best Warrior competition. "I wanted to show the Army...

  • More details on Fort Carson lockdown; long weekend interrupted

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    The lockdown of a Fort Carson armor battalion dragged into its second day Friday as leaders continued to search for what sources call a lost "sensitive item." The term refers to gear including weapons, ammunition and night vision goggles - items that cause high-level concern when...