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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.

Col. Dave Zinn took control of Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Col. Matthew Cody during a ceremony at the post. The change kicked off a season of leadership swaps at the post. (ARMY PHOTO)
GOP CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Incumbent Doug Lamborn speaks during the GOP congressional debate at Centennial Hall Monday, June 16, 2014. Approximately 300 people filled the auditorium's seats. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
The Army's top research lab is testing out a new fuel cell vehicle at Ft. Carson that could cheaply and cleanly carry troops into combat running on ultra-green hydrogen. The ZH2 pumps hydrogen into a fuel cell where it's combined with oxygen creating a stream of electrical energy to power the vehicle.The vehicle has been built by General Motors.It goes through a creek bed downrange at Ft. Carson on Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Congressman-Generals Controversy
Pulling the nation's military satellites into a separate space service could shred Pentagon red tape and bring another four-starred military headquarters to Colorado Springs, Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn told the Gazette. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
GOODWIN COMMANDANT OF CADETS
Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin assumed command of the AFA cadet wing during a ceremony at the Air Force Academy Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
AFA basic cadets
New basic cadet trainees are given an earful in this Gazette file photo. The Air Force Academy's class of 2021 will roll in Thursday with more than 1,200 "doolies" to refresh the school's ranks.
THUNDERBIRDS PRACTICE
The Air Force Thunderbirds practiced in the skies above Colorado Springs Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in preparation for Thursday's Air Force Academy Graduation. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Col. James DeVere, 302nd Airlift Wing commander observes the arrival of "MAFFS 5," a C-130 Hercules, at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Idaho, April 20, 2017. Approximately 70 Air Force reservists and two MAFFS-equipped C-130s from the 302nd AW will participate in classroom and flight certification training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Jolene Bottor-Ortiona)
A U.S. Soldier of Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team carries blank M1A1 .50 caliber machine gun ammunition while conducting preventative maintenance checks and services during Exercise Combined Resolve VIII at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, June 01, 2017. Exercise Combined Resolve VIII is a multinational exercise designed to train the Army's Regionally Allocated Forces to the U.S. European Command. Combined Resolve VIII will include more than 3,400 participants from 10 nations. The goal of the exercise is to prepare forces in Europe to operate together to promote stability and security in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Zachery Perkins)
Air Force Academy football players walk into their practice facility Thursday, July 31, 2014 for the first day of football practice for the 2014 season. (The Gazette file)