More Tom Roeder Articles

  • Air Force Academy superintendent orders investigation of athletic department after Gazette inquiry into cadet misbehavior

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The superintendent of the Air Force Academy has ordered an investigation into athletic programs in response to Gazette inquiries about player misconduct and issues involving the teams. The Gazette investigation, which will appear in Sunday's edition, examines recruiting, academic...

  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural...

  • Colorado Springs airmen ready for wildfire battle

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs are ready to be called to battle against wildfires raging in the Pacific Northwest as troops from U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base coordinate military efforts to fight the blazes. Lt. Col. Luke Thompson with the...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • Air Force issues plan to cut 275 workers at Space Command

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    A Pentagon budget-cutting plan will eliminate 275 military and civilian jobs at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs and cut another 3,225 jobs from Air Force headquarters nationwide. The local cuts represent less than 10 percent of the workforce at Space Command's Peterson...

  • Space Foundation aims to inspire kids to new exhibit

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The Space Foundation is trying to mix a bit of summer smart in with summer fun with an exhibit that opens to kids and parents this week at its facility off Garden of the Gods Road. Beginning Tuesday, the foundation will show off the Mars, Rovers and Robots exhibit with interactive...

  • Lengyel credits cadet leadership with improving Air Force Academy

    by TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Stern and serious, Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel spent two years hammering cadets into officers at the Air Force Academy. He gained a reputation as a no-nonsense leader with little tolerance for those who lacked commitment, curiosity and courage. Behind all that was something else....

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