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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Air Force Academy players 'holding each other accountable' after widespread misconduct

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Air Force Academy football players will face more scrutiny for their conduct on and off the field in 2014, but it's not coming from coaches or the brass. If players fall short, they're answering to a leadership council of cadets that has pledged to build a better future for the team....

  • Military leaders to hold 9/11 event at Cheyenne Mountain

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Military leaders from the Pikes Peak region and across North America are expected to gather at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station on Sept. 11 
for a ceremony to remember the 9/11 attacks and the work local troops do to ensure a similar strike won't happen. The event organized by...

  • Colorado National Guard eager to move into fancy new home

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    ​The Colorado National Guard is putting the finishing touches on a $19 million home in northern Colorado Springs. The facility, built on federal land just north of Briargate Parkway and Interstate 25, will house the 1st Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment. "If we ever have to...

  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • Warmer weather in Sunday forecast for Colorado Springs

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Forecasters expect warmer weather and less rain Sunday as a flow of dry air pushes into the Pikes Peak region. That's a change from Saturday, which brought afternoon showers and a dusting of snow atop the peak as temperatures in Colorado Springs hung in the low 60s. "We'll get back...

  • Sheriff's Office warns of phony warrant phone scam

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam that targeted several locals Saturday with a call from a phony deputy. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said his office received reports Saturday from people who said they got a call from a person identifying...

  • NORAD's efforts in vain as single-engine civilian plane crashes in Atlantic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Workers in a command center beneath a Peterson Air Force Base building coordinated a 1,700-mile unsuccessful effort to rouse the unconscious pilot of a small plane flying down the East Coast on Friday. The plane, which embarked from Rochester, N.Y., and crashed off Jamaica, was...

  • Central Command report cites friendly fire in death of Fort Carson soldiers

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Poor communication and a failure to follow procedures led to a June friendly fire incident that killed two Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan, according to a report released to The Gazette by U.S. Central Command. The June 9 incident killed Fort Carson's Cpl. Justin Clouse and Pfc....

  • AFA gymnastics team punished for underage drinking; basketball staffer under investigation

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Air Force Academy is disciplining some members of its men's gymnastics team after an inquiry uncovered underage drinking, and it also is investigating allegations of misconduct by a men's basketball staff member. The announcement Thursday comes a month after academy...

  • Pueblo facility makes first step in destroying Cold War-era chemical weapons

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    ​PUEBLO The first of more than 780,000 mustard gas shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot will be destroyed this fall, after more than two decades of planning and building machinery to rid America of one of its last Cold War stockpiles of chemical weapons. The Depot marked the...

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