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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.

Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. is pictured following a change of command ceremony for the US Army Garrison at Fort Carson on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Col. Joel D. Hamilton relinquished command to Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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An RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. Air Force and Navy officials met to discuss joint training with the RQ-4. (Courtesy photo)
Sgt. Cyril Jones (left) is congratulated by Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss, Garrison Command at Ft. Carson, after graduating from a 18-week plumbing program for veterans given by the local plumbers union. The graduation for the veterans was held at the UA Local 58 Plumbers & Pipefitters on Thursday, June 30, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Gen. Lori Robinson speaks at a June 30 event in Colorado Springs to celebrate Canada Day. Robinson leads U.S. Northern Command and the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command, which includes the largest permanent foreign deployment of Canadian troops. (NORAD photo)
Basic cadets Christopher Botica, left, from Romania and Carter Wilson from Michigan help their Cobra Squadron put up one of their tents in Jacks Valley Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Air Force Academy. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre will spend eleven days doing various drills, and team building exercises. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette