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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Guard holds wildfire readiness training

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The Colorado National Guard trained to deal with wildfires May 3 during an exercise in Douglas County.The drill saw Guard troops coordinating their efforts with civilian authorities and setting up road blocks to control an area. Those are the same skills the guard has employed during...

  • Fort Carson engineers get Air Force honor

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Soldiers in Fort Carson’s 52nd Engineer Battalion were honored by the Air Force in April for helping their sister service deal with flooding that caused damage at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.The engineers were called in on Sept. 12 to deal with a mudslide at Cheyenne Mountain...

  • House OKs $109M for construction

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The House has signed off on $109 million in military construction spending in the Pikes Peak region and Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is crowing.Lamborn, who faces a primary fight against retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn, has been criticized in recent weeks for not...

  • Buckley sergeant earns chief's stripes

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Buckley Air Force Base’s Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Santos, a 26-year veteran, has earned the rank of chief master sergeant, which will make him one of just 25 chief master sergeants  in the Air Force to wear the first sergeant’s diamonds.“I am still to this day shocked that...

  • Aviation brigade boasts 4 battalions

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Years in the making, Fort Carson’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade reached full activation April 30.The 2,800-soldier brigade has been growing on the post since 2011 and the recent ceremony marked the activation of the rest of its battalions — two reconnaissance units, an attack...

  • Cadet headed to France after winning fellowship

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    A Black Forest native and Air Force Academy senior has earned the Gen. John K. Gerhart Fellowship to study in France after her May 28 graduation.Cadet Liana Gaudreault, a biology major, said she plans to study anthropology at New Sorbonne University in Paris, the academy said in a news...

  • Service academy bosses talk shop at AFA confab

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Top leaders of America’s service academies gathered at the Air Force Academy in April to mull budget woes and new techniques for teaching cadets.“During the plenary session, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Air...

  • Life-saving move nets Spririt of Springs award for AFA cadet

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on April 29 honored an Air Force Academy cadet for saving a life.The Spirit of the Springs award went to sophomore cadet Madeleine Girardot who used the Heimlich maneuver Jan. 18 to save the life of a fellow restaurant patron.The academy said Giradot, a...

  • Schriever sergeants lauded

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Three sergeants at Schriever Air Force Base have recently earned top awards.Master Sgt. Kay Rice was named the 14th Air Force’s top senior sergeant working as a paralegal. The 14th Air Force, headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is one of two numbered air forces...

  • Space Command debuts GPS signals

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Air Force Space Command’s Global Positioning System satellites will phase in two new navigation and timing signals for civilian users this year, the Pentagon announced.The long awaited signals — dubbed L2C and L5 — will eventually allow civilian users to get GPS information that...

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