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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • 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...

  • Peterson’s The Club gets new cooks

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The Club at Peterson Air Force Base has announced a new team of chefs to cook its meals.“The new executive chef, Joe Zamora, and his sous-chef, Kirkland Dunning, have worked together for several years at other venues in the region, to include The Pinery north of Colorado Springs in...

  • Peterson space wing gets Moorman award

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Peterson Air Force Base’s 21st Space Wing was recently honored with the Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Award for Air Force Space Command’s Best Operational Wing.To win the honor, the wing had to beat out units at Schriever and Buckley Air Force bases as well as wings in Florida and...

  • Air Force Academy sergeant gets 4 months for bathroom video

    Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    An Air Force Academy sergeant was sentenced to four months behind bars after a court-martial panel convicted him of taking a covert bathroom video of a naked woman. Tech. Sgt. Jose L. Vuittonet, Jr. also was reduced in rank to senior airman and given an additional three months of hard...

  • Peak Military Care Network bringing nonprofits, veterans together

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Military families in need of help have a new number to call for custom-tailored care. The Peak Military Care Network, a clearinghouse for agencies that help troops, veterans and their families, has partnered with the Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 program to give those in need a...

  • Author Wes Moore offers sneak peak of veterans documentary

    Updated: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    Author and Army veteran Wes Moore will be in Colorado Springs Friday for a preview screening of his new documentary that will air on Rocky Mountain PBS in May. The screening is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pikes Peak Community College’s Centennial Campus theater, 5675 S. Academy...

  • Academy sergeant charged with taking covert bathroom video

    Updated: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    An Air Force Academy sergeant faces up to a year behind bars this week at a court-martial, which will weigh evidence on whether he took a covert video inside a women's restroom and later showed it to female co-worker. Tech. Sgt. Jose L. Vuittonet, Jr., was charged earlier this month...

  • Colorado Springs Army recruiting office still aiming for 500

    Published: Sun, Apr 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs got a new top Army recruiter this month, and he's got a big job ahead. The recruiting company of 48 soldiers based in an office building near Interstate 25 and Rockrimmon Boulevard must bring in about 500 recruits this year even as the Army tightens standards amid...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation; woman detained

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Azerbaijan touts itself as alternative to Russian energy as Ukraine crisis deepens

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    America has a pint-sized ally that's working on a solution for easing tensions with Russia in coming years. Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea with legendary oil wealth, is building a natural gas pipeline to feed the riches of the Baku oil field to Europe in a move that will...

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