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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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...

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...

Flood advisory issued for Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder

Forecasters say more severe weather - including isolated tornadoes and golf ball-size hail - could hit POikes Peak region Friday afternoon and evening.

Possible showers and thunderstorms may strike in the...

Missing Fountain man found safe

By: tom roeder

A missing man from Fountain was found safe in Colorado Springs Friday night, Fountain police said.

Officers said Jason Pak, a developmentally disabled 25-year-old, had walked away from his family Thursday...

Wreck closes Teller County Road 5

By: tom roeder

A crash has closed Teller County Road 5 north of Divide, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday night.

The road was closed after 6 p.m. due to the wreck, but few details on the incident were...

Colorado Springs residents sound off about noise from Air Force Academy training flights


The Air Force Academy worked to quiet noise complaints from neighbors Thursday as the school's powered flight training takes off for summer.

Residents have gotten louder about noise from the school's fleet of...

Air Force Academy adjusts flight training to minimize noise, plans meeting with neighbors

By: tom roeder

As the Air Force Academy heads into its busiest flying season, cadets will wake up earlier and climb higher to keep peace with the school's neighbors.

The academy's Col. Steve Burgh said getting cadets in...