More Tom Roeder Articles

  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities....

  • New Fort Carson bomb boss: Gender doesn't matter

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Col. Heidi Hoyle is the first woman to command Fort Carson's 71st Ordnance Group, but she says gender is the least important thing when it comes to explosive ordnance disposal. Even as the war winds down in Afghanistan, the 1,300-soldier 71st - one of two Army bomb-disposal groups -...

  • Colorado National Guard talks ISIS with contingent from Jordan

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    DENVER - Surrounded by chaos, the kingdom of Jordan is relying on deep ties with the U.S. and Colorado to counter the threat of the terror group ISIS. "It's in time of difficulty when you find out who your friends are," Jordan's Prince Feisal, brother of King Abdullah and a three-star...

  • Petraeus tells Denver crowd that new Obama strategy likely will work against ISIS

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    DENVER - The man who penned most of America's strategy to counter al-Qaida and stop the insurgency in Iraq told a packed theater here that a new strategy to roll back the terror group ISIS will likely work quickly in Iraq. "In Iraq, all the ingredients are there," retired Army Gen....

  • ISIS concerns loom as Colorado Springs troops commemorate 9/11 attacks

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks brought a warning from U.S. Northern Command's top general: America faces as much peril today as it did in 2001. Growing threats from the ISIS terror group and mounting concern over instability in Ukraine made 9/11 a day for caution, said Gen....

  • Fort Carson corporal named top soldier, more competition awaits former 'nerd'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A Fort Carson corporal has been named the best soldier in Army Forces Command and will compete in October for the title of best soldier in the Army. It was the fifth test of soldier skills for Cpl. Zach Bandli, who has also won three contests at Carson and another facing the top...

  • Colorado Springs-area military bases to mark 9/11 anniversary, flyover planned

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Military bases across the Pikes Peak region are coming together Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11. The event, featuring top military officials from the U.S. and Canada, is being held at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and is closed to the public. It's one of...

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado College, UCCS earn honors in annual U.S. News rankings

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Air Force Academy again earned top honors in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking released Tuesday reaffirmed the academy's status as an elite engineering school; other colleges in Colorado Springs also won plaudits for undergraduate programs. The academy came...

  • Route to Fort Carson's Gate 19 to see improvements

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    El Paso County has won $1.2 million in federal funds to help fix a rutted road that leads to Fort Carson's southernmost gate. The money, from the Department of Transportation, will be used to pave and straighten the route to Gate 19, which leads to Butts Army Airfield from Fountain...

  • Gazette exclusive: Military academies, including AFA, face criticism for using prep schools to fill athletic teams

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Air Force Academy is among the most exclusive colleges in America, with nine applicants turned down for every one accepted - making it the 15th-toughest college in which to gain admittance, according to a U.S. News & World Report study. The academy touts its academic standing...

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