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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Fort Carson drill will involve mock hostage situation; access to post will be impacted

By: tom roeder

Soldiers at Fort Carson will train for a terrorist on post during a Tuesday drill.

The post said the exercise, which begins Tuesday morning, will involve a mock gunman and a hostage situation at Fort...

Deputies find home for 8 horses seized in Black Forest cruelty case

By: tom roeder

Eight horses seized in Black Forest last year by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office have a new home in Springfield, the agency said.

The horses were taken from 63-year-old Sherri Brunzell who was sentenced...

Fort Carson events center named for sergeant devoted to soldiers, families

By: Tom Roeder

Bill Reed was there for every homecoming ceremony, hugging soldiers and sharing in joy.

He also was there for every departure, often passing out tissues to tearful spouses as soldiers headed to war.


Speaker: Haver's Ranger tab a benchmark for women's equality


Fort Carson celebrated Women's Equality Day last week on the post, as commanders there have done for years.

In 2015, there was something new to celebrate - equality is closer to becoming reality for women in...

10 Years After Katrina: Colorado Springs-based command has new disaster playbook

By: tom roeder

Hurricane Katrina hasn't been forgotten at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but it is viewed as ancient history.

The hurricane that leveled cities on the Gulf Coast a decade ago came before the...

Tuskegee airman takes off once again from Colorado Springs airstrip where he learned to fly

By: tom roeder

At 92, Franklin Macon has watched nearly everything change around him.

Colorado Springs, the city where he was born and raised, has gone from a sleepy hamlet of 30,000 people to a sprawling metropolis of...

Service scheduled for Air Force chief who revitalized Colorado Springs veterans parade

By: tom roeder

A funeral is planned Tuesday for a retired Air Force chief master sergeant credited with revitalizing the Colorado Springs Veterans Parade.

Diana Ceciliani led the parade for a decade as the event grew in...

Air Force Academy falconry can be bloody rewarding


Avoiding the talons is key when you're learning how to fly the Air Force Academy's living mascot.

Those flashing prey-grabbers whip by handlers at NASCAR speeds as they show off their flying acumen to stadium...