More Tom Roeder Articles

  • 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....

  • Fort Carson could face massive cut under Pentagon plan

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Fort Carson could lose two-thirds of its 24,000 soldiers by 2020 under a doomsday plan to deal with budget cuts. Characterized as a worst-case scenario, as many as 16,000 of the post's soldiers would be eliminated, according to documents released Thursday by the Pentagon. The...

  • Cadets get fleeting chance to smoke Air Force Academy brass

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    A galaxy of stars was left smoking after the gentle ministrations of the trainers at the Air Force Academy Wednesday. "Why are you smiling Basic?" cadet Nichole Freeman screamed at Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel. "This is not summer camp, you are in the military," she shouted at Brig....

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