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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Man, 20, is Colorado Spring's 4th homicide of the year

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Police had few leads in an early Saturday shooting in southeastern Colorado Springs that left a 20 year-old man dead. The city's fourth homicide of 2013 was discovered by officers investigating a report of gunfire on the 2800 block of Airport Road, about a block east of Valley Hi...

  • Fort Carson gets new foster boss

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Fort Carson got a new foster boss Thursday when Col. Michael Tarsa took over as the post's acting senior commander. The job, which he inherited from departing Brig. Gen. Michael Bills, entails overseeing day-to-day operations on the post until Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division...

  • Congressional deal adds breathing room to military budgets

    Published: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Military bases in the Pikes Peak region have an advantage in 2014 after a turbulent 18 months. Thanks to an accord in Congress, leaders can plan. "It's a sigh of relief," said Lt. Col. Frank Verdugo, the Air Force Academy's top money manager. A set of battles punctuated by cuts...

  • Psychiatric wing at Evans 10 years in the making

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Fort Carson's latest addition is complete with rounded corners, detachable doors and suicide-proof towel hooks. The 14-bed in-patient psychiatric facility on the fifth floor of Evans Army Community Hospital has been in the works for nearly a decade and will accept its first patient...

  • New Stryker vehicles arrive at Fort Carson

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Looking for a good vehicle to take on Colorado's snow? Fort Carson just got a fleet of them - eight-wheeled drive monsters that can pound through drifts and grind their 18-tons over ice. It's a good thing, when the 88 new Stryker combat vehicles arrived at the post Friday morning,...

  • Front Range business leaders push for statewide military lobbying effort

    Published: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Fearing further defense cuts and the possibility of base closures, Front Range business leaders are pushing for a statewide lobbying effort to lean on the Pentagon and Congress to keep Colorado's share of the Pentagon pie and possibly make it larger. "We think a good offense is the...

  • Fort Carson troops learn how they could wing their way to war

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    The Army is learning to fly. Long tied to missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops at Fort Carson are learning a way to fight that will have them winging their way to battle against enemies. The philosophy isn't new; airborne units practiced rapid deployments throughout the Cold War....

  • Fort Carson brigade to families: Don’t send porn, Nerf guns to troops

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Leaders Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team took to Facebook Wednesday with a plea to families to take more care with their care packages. U.S. Central Command has tight rules on what items soldiers may possess in Kuwait and contraband is seized when it hits Camp Buehring, where...

  • Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan ready for Super Bowl Monday

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    In Afghanistan, Fort Carson soldiers are gearing up for a bleary-eyed Super Bowl Monday. The game will hit the airwaves at 3:30 a.m. and leaders with Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division are preparing a party, complete with pizza and non-alcoholic beer. "We're definitely going to...

  • Air Force Academy mourns captain killed in crash

    Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    Three weeks after he died in a helicopter crash in England, Capt. Christopher Stover was brought home to the Air Force Academy. More than 200 people attended a funeral mass Monday in the academy's chapel and the burial that followed at the academy cemetery. Stover, 28, was a 2008...

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