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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.

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Secretary talks future of Air Force on eve of academy graduation

By: BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says cadets graduating from the Air Force Academy on Thursday should expect to spend their careers in a troubled world.

"Twenty years from now, the world will continue to...

Air Force Academy graduation flyover, hat toss is an exact science

By: BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -

The perfectly timed hat toss at the Air Force Academy's graduation has one unlikely ingredient: duct tape.

That tape, applied to a plastic pipe atop the press box at Falcon Stadium, causes 1,000 cadet hats...

WATCH: Air Force Thunderbirds get ready for AFA graduation with flights over Colorado Springs

By: BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -

Clear weather greeted the Air Force Thunderbirds, who on Tuesday practiced their annual graduation air show over the Colorado Springs area.

The team's F-16 fighter jets roar over the academy Tuesday morning...

Troopers warn of Thursday traffic snarls due to Air Force Academy graduation

By: BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -

The Colorado State Patrol is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs on Thursday as crowds throng to the Air Force Academy for graduation rites amid increased security.

Heavy...

Senator: Wait times for Colorado Springs veterans is 'unacceptable'

By: By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said he's pushing for a permanent deal to fund completion of the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora before a three-week funding accord expires.

Bennet, who stopped at the...

Evacuation lifted at Air Force Academy after responders examine suspicious package

By: By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

Emergency responders at the Air Force Academy have dismissed concerns of a suspicious package at the post office on the base, the academy said.

The post office was evacuated at about 9 a.m. after a security...

Hundreds of Army vehicles will roll on I-25 south of Colorado Springs this week

By: By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

A Fort Carson brigade will start rolling rigs Tuesday morning to kick off three days of convoys as the unit sends more than 4,000 troops to the post's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site for training.

The convoys of...

Revelers enjoy Monday's sun, but rain record still in jeopardy

By: By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

A flirtation with the sun in the Pikes Peak region drew thousands of people outdoors Monday, but rain clouds won't race away any time soon.

The high temperature in Colorado Springs hit the mid-60s Monday....