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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Gun-control debate resurges with Planned Parenthood shootings

By: tom roeder

A heated debate over gun control began before the sun rose in Colorado Springs Saturday with President Barack Obama weighing in early.

"If we truly care about this - if we're going to offer up our thoughts...

Snow plow, 2 cars in early morning Colorado Springs collision, injuring 1

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette,com

A car slammed a snow plow on the 6000 block of Marksheffel Road early Monday, setting the tone for what could be a tangled commute.

The 5:15 a.m. crash is expected to close a stretch of Marksheffel between...

Colorado Springs veteran celebrates hitting the century mark


If you want to live for a century, take John McLaughlin's advice: It's all about altitude and attitude.

McLaughlin, who celebrates hitting the century mark Tuesday, said that positive attitude helped him...

Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team learned plenty in two years under outgoing commander


Col. David Hodne will have a ceremony in a few days to mark the end of his time at the head of Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team, complete with a band and speeches from the brass.

But Hodne didn't want...

Authorities share few details about Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting


Few new details about Friday's mass shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Centennial Boulevard emerged from a press conference held by Gov. John Hickenlooper, Mayor John Suthers and local and federal law...

Air Force releases highly redacted records on academy's cadet informant program (see the documents)

By: tom roeder

After a delay of nearly two years, the Air Force on Monday released 250 pages of records on its use of cadet informants at the Air Force Academy.

But most of the pages released are all but blank, with the...

Online program gives soldiers a virtual look at discipline


WASHINGTON - Wayward soldiers, beware: The top sergeant in the Army is watching. And when he's done, your squad leader will be keeping an eagle eye on you, too.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey said that...

Man who fell to death in Colorado Springs building had BAC triple legal standard for drunkenness


A man who fell to his death Oct. 14 in a downtown Colorado Springs building was intoxicated, the El Paso County Coroner's Office found.

The death of 50-year-old William Bradley was ruled accidental....