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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.

Colorado College
About 980 cadets graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018,  in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018, in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
AIR FORCE GRADUATION
General J.H. Vance, left, salutes General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy while General Lori J. Robinson watches during the Change of Command ceremony for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)
160811-N-MV682-015 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 11, 2016) Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command is saluted by Cmdr. Stefan Walch, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) while coming aboard Gonzalez. The General's visit to Norfolk includes a maritime domain awareness brief at the U.S. Fleet Forces Maritime Operations Center, a tour of Gonzalez and a hall of fame induction ceremony at the Joint Forces Staff College. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamie V. Cosby/Released).
AIR FORCE GRADUATION
Cadets toss their caps after being formally dismissed at the end of the 2018 Air Force Academy commencement ceremony while the USAF Thunderbirds fly over in their honor in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)
World War II veteran Gene Rogers and his wife Elsie Stuart are "very proud and very happy" to be AFA to watch their grandson James Rast graduate. Photo by Tony Peck, The Gazette.
Fort Carson soldiers are honored Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fort Carson will get more than 800 new troops in the coming months as the Army adds a new brigade with expertise in training foreign militaries. Gazette file photo by Christian Murdock.