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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Buckley sergeant earns chief's stripes

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Buckley Air Force Base’s Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Santos, a 26-year veteran, has earned the rank of chief master sergeant, which will make him one of just 25 chief master sergeants  in the Air Force to wear the first sergeant’s diamonds.“I am still to this day shocked that I was...

  • Aviation brigade boasts 4 battalions

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Years in the making, Fort Carson’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade reached full activation April 30.The 2,800-soldier brigade has been growing on the post since 2011 and the recent ceremony marked the activation of the rest of its battalions — two reconnaissance units, an attack battalion...

  • Life-saving move nets Spririt of Springs award for AFA cadet

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on April 29 honored an Air Force Academy cadet for saving a life.The Spirit of the Springs award went to sophomore cadet Madeleine Girardot who used the Heimlich maneuver Jan. 18 to save the life of a fellow restaurant patron.The academy said Giradot, a...

  • Space Command debuts GPS signals

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Air Force Space Command’s Global Positioning System satellites will phase in two new navigation and timing signals for civilian users this year, the Pentagon announced.The long awaited signals — dubbed L2C and L5 — will eventually allow civilian users to get GPS information that uploads...

  • Service academy bosses talk shop at AFA confab

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Top leaders of America’s service academies gathered at the Air Force Academy in April to mull budget woes and new techniques for teaching cadets.“During the plenary session, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force...

  • Schriever sergeants lauded

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Three sergeants at Schriever Air Force Base have recently earned top awards.Master Sgt. Kay Rice was named the 14th Air Force’s top senior sergeant working as a paralegal. The 14th Air Force, headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is one of two numbered air forces in...

  • Peterson’s The Club gets new cooks

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The Club at Peterson Air Force Base has announced a new team of chefs to cook its meals.“The new executive chef, Joe Zamora, and his sous-chef, Kirkland Dunning, have worked together for several years at other venues in the region, to include The Pinery north of Colorado Springs in...

  • Peterson space wing gets Moorman award

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Peterson Air Force Base’s 21st Space Wing was recently honored with the Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Award for Air Force Space Command’s Best Operational Wing.To win the honor, the wing had to beat out units at Schriever and Buckley Air Force bases as well as wings in Florida and...

  • Air Force Academy sergeant gets 4 months for bathroom video

    Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    An Air Force Academy sergeant was sentenced to four months behind bars after a court-martial panel convicted him of taking a covert bathroom video of a naked woman. Tech. Sgt. Jose L. Vuittonet, Jr. also was reduced in rank to senior airman and given an additional three months of hard...

  • Peak Military Care Network bringing nonprofits, veterans together

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Military families in need of help have a new number to call for custom-tailored care. The Peak Military Care Network, a clearinghouse for agencies that help troops, veterans and their families, has partnered with the Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 program to give those in need a...

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