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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 Photo) This illustartion shows a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite like the one that controllers in Colorado Springs and Maryland have spent weeks trying to fix. The satellite orbiting 450 miles above the planet won't respond toc ommands from the ground.
Mideast Iraq Islamic State
Iraqi security forces celebrate as they pose with a flag of the Islamic State group they captured in central Fallujah, Iraq, after fight against the Islamic State militants on June 17. Islamic State leaders have lost territory and have seen a declining flow of volunteers to their ranks in the face of an allied air campaign that bolsters Iraqi troops and friendly forces in Syria. (AP Photo)
Dam Cyberattack
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, left, speaks next to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director James Comey, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, seen here at a Pentagon briefing in April, told the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday that the recent coup attempt in Turkey is concerning to American leaders. Photo courtesy Reuters
World Refugee Day
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson holds his hand to his heart to the signing of America the Beautiful during a special U.S. naturalization ceremony commemorating World Refugee Day at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Monday, June 20, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Thousands of people line up for beer samples at the ninth annual Springs Beer Festival Saturday, August 1, 2015 at America the Beautiful Park. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette