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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.

Soldiers with Fort Carson's 1st Brigade position the barrel of an M777 155 mm howitzer Friday, April 21, 2017 during training at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site east of Trinidad. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The Patouille de France, the French equivalent of the Thunderbirds,  flew over the noon formation at the United State Air Force Academy on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  One hundred years ago this month, the United States entered World War I. The Patrouille de France have been on a tour across the country over the past few weeks commemorating that involvement and the special relationship between French and American pilots. A year prior to formally entering the war, a small number of American pilots joined a French fighter unit, forging a relationship.
The Patouille de France, the French equivalent of the Thunderbirds, flew over the noon formation at the United State Air Force Academy on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. One hundred years ago this month, the United States entered World War I. The Patrouille de France have been on a tour across the country over the past few weeks commemorating that involvement and the special relationship between French and American pilots. A year prior to formally entering the war, a small number of American pilots joined a French fighter unit, forging a relationship.
The Patrouille de France flying team is shown in close formation over the mounatins of Iceland earlier this year in this Frenc Air Force photo. (French Air Force)
MAFFS
FILE - A C-130 Hercules aircraft , from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Peterson AFB, takes does a water drop during training at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 2, 2007. (Gazette file photo)
FT CARSON CONVOY
A Stryker armored vehicle leads a group of vehicles heading south on I-25 near Pikes Peak International Raceway Wednesday, May 27, 2015. About 650 vehicles, inlcuding 300 Stryker armored vehicles and more than 4,000 soldiers are on the road this week headed from Fort Carson to the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team are headed to the site east of Trinidad in what is by some accounts the largest road convoy in Colorado Since World War II. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
U.S. Strategic Command boss was in Colorado Springs this month to give the Omaha Trophy, a top award for excellence, to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base. (Air Force Photo)
The main entrance to Fort Carson Sunday, January 17, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Trump Defense Budget
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Defense Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
An airman assigned to the 140th Maintenance Squadron checks for a clear path before ushering F-16C. Aircraft from the 140th wing are expected to participate in Tuesday's exrcises. USAF photo by TSgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf]
A new feature at this year's Space Symposium in Colorado Springs was the towering Blue Origin New Shephard booster display outside Broadmoor Hall. Symposium attendee Michelle Watts climbed Monday, April 3, 2017, into a mockup of the crew capsule Blue Origin is building for planned passenger flights to suborbital space. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette