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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.

The McCord-Herbst Student Veterans Center at the heart of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus is one feature that helped the school earn top honors for helping former troops. (UCCS photo)
The newly renovated lobby of the Air Force Academy Superintendent's office is pictured on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Cadets practice their marching for the inaugural parade at the Air Force Academy on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, administers the oath of office to the academy's newest permanent professors, during their investiture ceremony, on Jna. 6. The newest permanent professors are, left to right facing General Johnson, are: Col. John Cinnamon, head of the Department of Aeronautics; Col. Scott Williams, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Col. Steven Hasstedt, head of the Department of Biology; and Col. Mark Anarumo, Director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. (Air Force Photo)
Flags are folded over the caskets of Air Force Academy C4C Tim Barber and his father Lt. Col. (Retired) Greg Barber during a burial service at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The father and son died in a plane crash on December 31. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Air Force Academy Cadet 4th Class Tim Barber (center) with father Greg Barber (left) and sister Becca Barber (right). Tim and Greg Barber were killed in a midair plane collision Saturday in McKinney, Texas.
A front end loader moves wind debris into a dumpster that was located next to the heavily damaged Logistics Readiness Center at Ft. Carson on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. iJERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
LTG Charles D. Luckey, the 33rd Chief of Army Reserve and 8th Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command, meets with Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarter Company, USARC, before an early-morning run around North Post on Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 6, 2016. After the run, Luckey spent several minutes talking to Soldiers and closed out the formation with the Soldiers’ Creed. Luckey was sworn in June 30, 2016 as the senior leader for nearly 200,000 Army Reserve Soldiers across all 50 states and U.S. territories. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Mark Bell / Released)