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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation; woman detained

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Azerbaijan touts itself as alternative to Russian energy as Ukraine crisis deepens

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    America has a pint-sized ally that's working on a solution for easing tensions with Russia in coming years. Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea with legendary oil wealth, is building a natural gas pipeline to feed the riches of the Baku oil field to Europe in a move that will...

  • Vietnam vet from AFA's first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. A member of the first class of cadets to graduate from the school in 1959, the Vietnam veteran will be buried at the cemetery on the campus after a noon service in the Cadet Chapel. His son, Jeff, says that's...

  • Report details inquiry of Fort Carson leader, military's struggles with issue of sexual assault

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Army leaders suspended an Afghanistan-bound Fort Carson commander over allegations of insensitivity toward sexual assault victims and gender discrimination before an investigation cleared him last month. The investigation into the conduct of Col. Brian Pearl is detailed in a 361-page...

  • Cadets take second in mock cyber war

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Air Force Academy cadets earned second place in the 14th annual National Security Agency Cyber Defense Exercise pitting the nation’s top military academies in a mock computer war.“The competition required the cadets to build an enterprise network from scratch, including email, web,...

  • Bonfire symbolizes sex assault fight

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Air Force Academy cadets and leaders held an April 17 bonfire to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The event held on the terrazzo in the cadet area on campus featured speeches from the school’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, and the dean, Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost.The...

  • Big solar plant in Huachuca plans

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The largest solar array in the military will be constructed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., the Army announced in April.The solar plant, built in concert with a local utility is expected to provide as much as 25 percent of the electricity used by the base. It’s part of a wider Pentagon move...

  • Hospice honored for honoring veterans

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A Colorado Springs hospice has been honored by a national group for its care for veterans.Gentiva Hospice got the honor from the National Hospice and Pallative Care Organization.The hospice educates workers and volunteers about veterans issues and needs. Gentiva also works with veterans...

  • Carson plans Piñon confabs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Two public meetings are planned to discuss planned changes at Fort Carson’s Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.The post has filed its intention to seek a new Environmental Impact Statement for the 235,000-acre training area and wants to allow more activities including the use of larger drones...

  • Peterson gets new inspection system

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A Peterson Air Force Base unit became the first in the service to adopt a new system for oversight.The 21st Space Wing is now using the Air Force Inspection System, which revamps how inquiries, inspector general investigations and audits are conducted.“We worked aggressively on the...

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