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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Colorado Springs-area military bases to mark 9/11 anniversary, flyover planned

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Military bases across the Pikes Peak region are coming together Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11. The event, featuring top military officials from the U.S. and Canada, is being held at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and is closed to the public. It's one of...

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado College, UCCS earn honors in annual U.S. News rankings

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Air Force Academy again earned top honors in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking released Tuesday reaffirmed the academy's status as an elite engineering school; other colleges in Colorado Springs also won plaudits for undergraduate programs. The academy came...

  • Route to Fort Carson's Gate 19 to see improvements

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    El Paso County has won $1.2 million in federal funds to help fix a rutted road that leads to Fort Carson's southernmost gate. The money, from the Department of Transportation, will be used to pave and straighten the route to Gate 19, which leads to Butts Army Airfield from Fountain...

  • Gazette exclusive: Military academies, including AFA, face criticism for using prep schools to fill athletic teams

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Air Force Academy is among the most exclusive colleges in America, with nine applicants turned down for every one accepted - making it the 15th-toughest college in which to gain admittance, according to a U.S. News & World Report study. The academy touts its academic standing...

  • Air Force Academy aiming its focus on staff, faculty to build cadet character

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's top honor officer says the school is increasingly focusing its character lessons on faculty and staff, including coaches. Leaders want to improve dedication to the honor code throughout the academy by focusing on those who influence cadets in addition to the...

  • Air Force Academy players 'holding each other accountable' after widespread misconduct

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Air Force Academy football players will face more scrutiny for their conduct on and off the field in 2014, but it's not coming from coaches or the brass. If players fall short, they're answering to a leadership council of cadets that has pledged to build a better future for the team....

  • Military leaders to hold 9/11 event at Cheyenne Mountain

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Military leaders from the Pikes Peak region and across North America are expected to gather at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station on Sept. 11 
for a ceremony to remember the 9/11 attacks and the work local troops do to ensure a similar strike won't happen. The event organized by...

  • Colorado National Guard eager to move into fancy new home

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    ​The Colorado National Guard is putting the finishing touches on a $19 million home in northern Colorado Springs. The facility, built on federal land just north of Briargate Parkway and Interstate 25, will house the 1st Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment. "If we ever have to...

  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • Warmer weather in Sunday forecast for Colorado Springs

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Forecasters expect warmer weather and less rain Sunday as a flow of dry air pushes into the Pikes Peak region. That's a change from Saturday, which brought afternoon showers and a dusting of snow atop the peak as temperatures in Colorado Springs hung in the low 60s. "We'll get back...