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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.

Spc. Melissa Evalle, left, and Spc. Gabriel Torres battle the wind and dirt as a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk flies lower so they can attach a load of supplies to the bird Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during training down range at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Spc. Melissa Evalle, left, and Spc. Gabriel Torres battle the wind and dirt as a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk flies lower so they can attach a load of supplies to the bird Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during training down range at Fort Carson. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The new VA Outpatient Clinic opened Monday, August 18, 2014, at 3141 Centennial Blvd.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The new VA Outpatient Clinic opened Monday, August 18, 2014, at 3141 Centennial Blvd. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Jeff Flight squeezes his sons, Trevor, 8, and Everett, 10, into a hug during the homecoming of the Air Force Reservists and C-130 cargo aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing after a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia at Peterson Air Force Base on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Michael Cooper, President of the Association of Defense Communities, Commissioner Dennis Hisey and Mayor John Suthers display a flag in honor of the Great American Defense Communities Award, presented by Michael Cooper to Mayor John Suthers, at the Pioneers Museum on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
The main entrance to Fort Carson Sunday, January 17, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
President Barack Obama speaks during Air Force Academy graduation Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
President Barack Obama speaks during Air Force Academy graduation Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
NORTHERN COMMAND CHANGE OF COMMAND
Members of Ft. Carson's 4th Infantry Division Salute Battery fire a volley for the arrival of Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a change of command fo the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command during a ceremony Friday, May 13, 2016 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette