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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Group to honor Buffalo Soldiers with Colorado Springs memorial

By: tom roeder

A community group hopes to honor the African-American soldiers who won the West with a memorial at Memorial Park.

The Buffalo Soldiers Memorial, to be erected next year in honor of the 150th anniversary of...

Lamborn: Colorado Springs clinic 'lied and heads need to roll'


Workers at the Colorado Springs Department of Veterans Affairs clinic gave delayed care to hundreds of veterans and in some cases falsified records to make the situation appear better than it was, a report from the...

Air Force Academy's Innovation Center has big cyber plans

By: tom roeder

A small center growing at the Air Force Academy's Fairchild Hall will play a big part in the study of the military's role in cyberspace.

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told a crowd...

Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will again give top award to SpaceX


The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs will again give its top award for innovation to upstart rocket firm SpaceX.

The space achievement award, announced Monday, honors SpaceX for its Falcon 9 rocket's...

Defense Department researchers push plan aimed at avoiding worldwide GPS meltdown

By: tom roeder

The Defense Department's top researchers want ground-based miniature atomic clocks to avert a global catastrophe if the orbiting timepieces that make up the Colorado Springs-based Global Positioning System stop...

Colorado Springs charity wants donors to eat like soldiers


The Home Front Cares is hoping a few hundred more people in the Pikes Peak region want to eat like a soldier as it continues a fundraising campaign that delivers military meals.

The charity began deliver...

Upstart rocket builder gets Air Force certification

By: tom roeder

The Air Force is closer to launching satellites on a new rocket after the service issued a certification for Space-X's upgraded Falcon 9 last week.

Getting a second company competing for military launches has...

Report calls for sweeping Army changes while praising Colorado Springs brigade


The Army needs to better focus on missile defense and anti-aircraft duties and should cut two infantry brigades to beef up other areas that have withered since the 9/11 attacks, retired Gen. Carter Ham and a panel...