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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Roadside Guard break gives pause to I-25 motorists

By: tom roeder

Northern Colorado Springs is not being invaded.

That's what one driver thought when he spotted a convoy of tan military vehicles stopped on southbound Interstate 25 on Wednesday near Baptist Road....

Intent is focus of Fort Carson soldier's court-martial


No one disputes that Spc. Jeffrey Page killed his Fort Carson comrade Spc. Adrian Perkins.

Instead, a court-martial that began Monday at the post will examine why Page fired the fatal round last year while...

Fort Carson colonel makes uniform adjustment during training


PIÑON CANYON - An Army uniform is normally a cloth resume, showing where soldiers have fought and how they've been trained.

Experience is obvious at first glance, with jump wings, combat patches and other...

Fort Carson unit works on new type of warfare at Piñon Canyon

By: tom roeder

PIÑON CANYON - Sweeping movements spanned miles of territory across southeastern Colorado last week and involved hundreds of vehicles and thousands of Fort Carson soldiers from the post's 1st Brigade Combat...

Close-to-retiring Fort Carson soldiers get training to tackle VA claims backlog

By: tom roeder

A new Veterans Affairs program at Fort Carson aims to solve the agency's mammoth claims backlog while training troops for life after the Army.

The federal agency partnered with the Army to train more than a...

Police arrest two in Monument Valley Park drug raid

By: tom roeder

Colorado Springs police say they made two arrests and seized 3.6 grams of methamphetamine during a Saturday evening drug raid in Monument Valley Park downtown.

Police from two city substations and the...

Pilot program in Colorado Springs aims to link veterans to jobs

By: tom roeder

The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a pilot program in Colorado Springs aimed at getting more veterans hired into civilian jobs.

The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative will join the VA,...

Flood advisory lifted for northern Colorado Springs

By: tom roeder

The battered Pikes Peak region braced for more storms Saturday.

Thunderstorms were expected over the region Saturday evening, with rain and lightning sticking around through Sunday. Forecasters with the...