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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • 'Great Escape' survivors gather in Colorado Springs in reunion of former WWII POWs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Seven decades haven't severed bonds built in captivity. Veterans who survived Germany's Stalag Luft III say the connections built in the prison camp have expanded over that time, encompassing children, wives and grandkids. Seventeen survivors of the camp - all in their 90s - are in...

  • Fort Carson drills for terrorist strike

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Tuesday brought the first major disaster exercise at Fort Carson since 2011. It's not that the soldiers there have gone untrained, commanders said. Instead, troops at the post faced the real thing in 2012 and 2013 with the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. The region's lack of...

  • Thousands of postcards shipped to the Pentagon in support of Fort Carson

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Fort Carson boosters gathered more than 4,000 postcards in support of the post as part of a push to stave off steep cuts in the number of soldiers there. The weeklong effort to bolster public support for the post wrapped up Monday as the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance...

  • New Air Force Space Command boss outlines big rules

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Air Force Space Command got a new leader, but not a new face, when Gen. John Hyten took command Aug. 15. "It's a dream job," he said. The general, who replaced Gen. William Shelton, has served as the top deputy for the Peterson Air Force Base command since 2012. He also had a stint...

  • Guard leader, Woodland Park's Capozzela, retires in September

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Colorado Army National Guard's commander is retiring in September after a 27-year career. In one of her final acts as boss, Brig. Gen. Dana Capozzella will re-enlist her son, Nathaniel Utter. "This is my other family," she said this month. "My Guard family." Capozzella, of...

  • Senators call for investigation into AFA sex assaults

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The case of a cadet informant and the agent who handled his tips could face an investigation from the federal Office of Special Counsel under a request from two senators. The review would determine whether Office of Special Investigations agent Brandon Enos and former cadet Eric...

  • Service to be held Saturday for Korean War veteran, POW Lester Stroup

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    A Colorado Springs veteran who spent more than 1,000 days in a North Korean prisoner of war camp will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday. Retired Army 1st Sgt. Lester Stroup died Sunday. He was 84. Stroup joined the Army in 1949 as an alternative to life as a farm laborer...

  • Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade could shake the neighborhood with tank training

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Leaders at Fort Carson are warning neighbors about booms and dust as the post's most heavily-armed combat brigade heads to field training. The post's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, which uses M-1 tanks and M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, will be training through Sept. 1 on the south side of...

  • Plenty of dust, but no fire at Air Force Academy

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Air Force Academy firefighters investigating reports of smoke in an industrial building on the south side of campus discovered plenty of dust, but no fire Wednesday morning. Workers reported smelling smoke inside the 10th Air Base Wing building on Industrial Drive, which was...

  • Colorado Springs leaders ask public to join campaign to avert troop cuts at Fort Carson

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance on Tuesday kicked off an effort to keep troops at Fort Carson through thousands of love 
letters. The post faces cuts of up to 16,000 of its 24,000 soldiers under a Pentagon doomsday plan that projects $900 billion in Defense Department...