Tom Roeder, The Gazette

Tom Roeder

The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Tom:

Fort Carson medical troops head to Texas to help battle coronavirus

Fort Carson will deploy 50 medical troops to San Antonio to help battle coronavirus, U.S. Northern Command announced Monday. → Read More

Pentagon picks veteran pilot as next leader of U.S. Northern Command, NORAD

A fighter and bomber pilot with 33 years in uniform will be the next leader of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force → Read More

With new Space Force, welcome 'SPOC,' 'STARCOM' and 'deltas

The new organizational chart for Space Force is out and includes some cool acronyms. → Read More

Colorado Springs mayor enlisted in Army effort to boost recruiting

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has joined Fort Carson’s top general in a crash effort to reverse the Army’s recruiting woes by adding 10,000 new troops to the rolls by → Read More

Lawmakers near deal on defense policy bill that brings millions to Colorado Springs

Bipartisan harmony abounds, at least temporarily, in congressional committees over military policy bills that would grow the Space Force by adding a part-time Reserve component and pump more than $140 → Read More

Air Force Academy cadets offer contrast to the fearful images of American youth

As America endures a summer of social change, there’s a fair amount of hand-wringing about the nation’s youths. → Read More

With close-order drill at a safe distance, Air Force Academy greets new freshmen

For the nearly 1,200 Air Force Academy freshmen who reported for basic training Thursday, everything was different. → Read More

Former FBI agent in Colorado Springs accused of stealing top-secret files

A retired FBI agent from Colorado Springs faces up to a decade in prison after federal prosecutors charged him with pilfering a trove of FBI documents, including a classified agreement → Read More

Colorado Springs' effort to keep U.S. Space Command hits high gear

An effort to keep U.S. Space Command and its 1,400 troops is hitting high gear as local leaders file formal paperwork with the Pentagon, the Colorado Springs City Council was → Read More

Deputies: Man, 49, arrested in Manitou Springs killing

A woman was dead and a man was in custody after a killing Saturday in Manitou Springs, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. → Read More

Coronavirus has politicians struggling as campaigns stumble out of gate

Doug Lamborn couldn’t have been happier. → Read More

Debate rages over Army bases named for Confederate generals

American troops will continue to train at places named for Confederate leaders under a presidential decision issued on Twitter last week. → Read More

Air Force Academy football player faces court-martial on drug charges today

An Air Force Academy football player accused of cocaine use will face court-martial Tuesday, the school said in a news release. → Read More

Pentagon allows personnel in Colorado, 38 other states to pack up, move

Troops will start their summer migration in Colorado and 38 other states after the Pentagon green-lighted moves that had been on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Generals' revolt against Trump hadn't been seen in America since Korean War

The situation resounded in Colorado Springs, with its outsized contingent of retired and active-duty military brass. At least one general officer here mulled resigning if Trump pushed active-duty troops into → Read More

Air Force Academy football player faces court-martial on drug charges

An Air Force Academy football player accused of cocaine use will face court-martial Tuesday, the school said in a news release. → Read More

In light of protests, military probes racism in ranks

As America wrestles with issues of discrimination, the military is again taking a hard look at racism in the ranks. → Read More

Pentagon breaks with Trump on use of active-duty troops to quell riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper broke with President Donald Trump on the issue of using active-duty troops to put down riots that have rocked American cities including Denver. → Read More

National Guard pushing to create part-time component for Space Force

The National Guard is aiming to establish a part-time component for the new Space Force, with the core of the new branch calling Colorado home. → Read More

Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation wants more workers to look to the stars

The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs has launched a program to help solve one of the most vexing problem in the space business: not enough people on the ground. → Read More