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.
  • Air Force Academy general takes to Twitter in hopes of joining Ellen DeGeneres show

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's top general took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask television host Ellen DeGeneres to bring her show to the 4,000-cadet campus north of Colorado Springs and offered to arrange for DeGeneres a flight with the Air Force Thunderbirds. In Tweets sent to producers of...

  • More Fort Carson soldiers in quarantine in U.S. after work in Liberia

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Another 25 Fort Carson soldiers have wrapped up their work in Liberia and arrived at an Ebola quarantine site in the U.S., the post said Wednesday. The return of the 25 from the 615th Engineer Company leaves the post with 10 soldiers remaining on the humanitarian mission to help the...

  • Colorado congressman concerned with Air Force Academy sex assault figures

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Air Force Academy and its ongoing issues with sexual assault have gained a new watchdog in Congress. Greeley Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who took office last month after cruising to victory in November's election, says issues of sexual assault at the school have earned his...

  • Fort Carson brigade headed to Kuwait for possible showdown with ISIS

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As Congress mulls America's war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave for Kuwait, where they will take over as America's largest ground force in the troubled region. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to the post in...

  • Fort Carson helps families prepare for 3rd BCT's deployment to Kuwait

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team spent the past year in intense training for their deployment this month to Kuwait. The soldiers weren't alone in their preparations. The brigade also spent the past year drilling the families of its more than 4,000 soldiers on skills they will...

  • Fort Carson hospital reforms enacted after investigation into care of mental health patient

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A mental health patient's audiotaped encounters with Fort Carson doctors led to a sweeping investigation of Evans Army Community Hospital and a series of reforms in patient care, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The Army found that some workers in the hospital's behavioral...

  • Report: One in 10 female AFA cadets victims of unwanted sexual contact

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    One in 10 female Air Force Academy cadets suffered unwanted sexual contact during the school year that ended in May, and half of the women at the school reported sexual harassment in a Pentagon survey. The results of an annual report card on sexual assault at the academy released...

  • Army chief heaps praise on Fort Carson

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Fort Carson got a four-starred vote of confidence Monday from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. In town to pin stars on the Army's newest general, Odierno heaped praise on the post's 4th Infantry Division and talked up the importance of its new mission to train troops in Europe....

  • 2 soldiers hurt in Fort Carson crash remain hospitalized

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Two of six Fort Carson soldiers injured in a Friday night training accident remained hospitalized Monday as the post released more information on the staff sergeant who died in the wreck of a Stryker vehicle. One of the soldiers was in good condition and another was in serious but...

  • Get ready for noise: Fort Carson helicopter training planned this week

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Fort Carson's neighbors can expect some noise Wednesday as the post's attack helicopters practice aerial gunnery. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment will fly their AH-64E Apache choppers to the firing range on Fort Carson's south side for the 11 a.m. event....

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