More Tom Roeder Articles

  • Pikes Peak region military leaders: Troops won't bring Ebola back from Africa deployment

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The military worked Wednesday night to calm fears that Pikes Peak region troops could bring Ebola home from deployments in Africa. Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers are scheduled to deploy to Africa in the coming weeks, where they will work in Liberia to build humanitarian assistance...

  • Commandant says giving AFA cadets more responsibility will improve behavior

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

    Hours ahead of a national news broadcast recounting athlete misconduct at the Air Force Academy, the school's commandant of cadets told Colorado Springs business leaders that a tiny fraction of cadets get into trouble. Brig Gen. Stephen Williams said 3.7 percent of cadets are facing...

  • ABC's 'Nightline' to air report on Air Force Academy misconduct

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

    ABC News announced Tuesday that it will air an investigation into the misconduct of Air Force Academy football players and the school's 2013 informant scandal - stories that first appeared in The Gazette. The network's full report airs Wednesday on "Nightline" and follows Gazette...

  • 'No beer ... no women': Former Army football coach defends his recruiting trips

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    When Army football recruits took a bus trip with coach Bobby Ross, there was no drinking or dancing in the aisles like a trip for recruits earlier this year. Ross came out of retirement to coach the Black Knights from 2004 to 2006, and he did take cadets and prospects for a ride down...

  • Booze, girls, cash and recruits: West Point responds to Gazette article

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    West Point's top officer Sunday took full blame for the school's recruiting violations this year that included courting high school football players with alcohol and VIP treatment on a raucous bus ride. The incidents were first revealed in a  Saturday story in The Gazette....

  • Fort Carson's top NCO clearly outlines dos and don'ts for soldiers

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark has a few rules for his Fort Carson soldiers - 42 pages worth. As the 4th Infantry Division's top enlisted soldier, Clark spearheaded the new rulebook released this month that outlaws walking while smoking and requires soldiers to exit their cars to...

  • Report: West Point football team recruited high school athletes with booze, women

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus complete with cheerleaders and a police escort, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The U.S. Military Academy at...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    As a company of Fort Carson soldiers learned to don new gear to protect them from Ebola on a deployment to Africa, commanders at the post focused on ensuring the virus doesn't follow troops home. The post's 615th Engineer Company will spend up to a year in Liberia laying the...

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