More Tom Roeder Articles

  • Azerbaijan touts itself as alternative to Russian energy as Ukraine crisis deepens

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    America has a pint-sized ally that's working on a solution for easing tensions with Russia in coming years. Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea with legendary oil wealth, is building a natural gas pipeline to feed the riches of the Baku oil field to Europe in a move that will...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Vietnam vet from AFA's first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. A member of the first class of cadets to graduate from the school in 1959, the Vietnam veteran will be buried at the cemetery on the campus after a noon service in the Cadet Chapel. His son, Jeff, says that's...

  • Report details inquiry of Fort Carson leader, military's struggles with issue of sexual assault

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Army leaders suspended an Afghanistan-bound Fort Carson commander over allegations of insensitivity toward sexual assault victims and gender discrimination before an investigation cleared him last month. The investigation into the conduct of Col. Brian Pearl is detailed in a 361-page...

  • Vice President Biden set to speak at Air Force Academy graduation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Vice President Joe Biden will address 1,000 graduating Air Force Academy cadets at a ceremony in Falcon Stadium May 28. The White House confirmed Biden as the graduation speaker Monday. The academy's graduation rites have traditionally included a to-flight speaker and will again...

  • Star named to honor fallen troops

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Fort Carson officials have decided to add a more permanent memorial to troops killed in combat. The post now has stone memorials carrying the nearly 400 names of local troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But those may last only a few thousand years before the granite is weathered...

  • Air Force Academy prof's national TV interview can be viewed on Web

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    An Air Force Academy professor was scheduled to appear on national television (cable's C-SPAN3) on Saturday, talking about his favorite chapter in American history. Lt. Col. Grant Weller was filmed during a classroom lecture about the end of World War II and America's decision to...

  • At conference, chaplains learn to care for others, themselves

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Chaplains from Pikes Peak-region military bases and the civilian community gathered at U.S. Northern Command this month to learn how to care for caregivers. In the past, the annual chaplains conference focused on how military preachers can help in disaster response and wartime events....

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

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

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room...

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