Tom Roeder

Position: The Gazette

Air Force Academy general’s fight against racism resonates

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – A month into his tenure as Air Force Academy superintendent and before Black Lives Matter sparked a nationwide discussion about the treatment of minorities, Lt. Gen Jay Silveria...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After courts martial dropped, Air Force Academy cadets fight expulsions

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school’s swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

WWII pilot, 101, soars for final time in P-38

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Frank Royal’s Air Force took off at 1:38 p.m. A vintage aircraft clawed through the air followed by two chase planes, one carrying the 101-year-old pilot. The last plane in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longtime airman bids goodbye to wild blue yonder

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Chief Master Sgt. David Carey dealt with the age jokes for a couple of decades. Colleagues would ask him about flying over Europe in World War II, and whether he got along...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Fort Carson solider Florent Groberg to receive Medal of Honor

FORT CARSON (AP) – Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg’s last sprint may have been his fastest, ever. “It lasted eight seconds,” the 32-year-old former Fort Carson soldier said of the run that led him to...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Carson soldiers in quarantine for 3 weeks

COLORADO SPRINGS – More than 100 Fort Carson soldiers are taking online classes while they wait out a three-week quarantine that welcomed them back from Liberia, where they spent seven weeks...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Troops free Colo. doctor from Taliban

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – An American special forces member died in a raid that rescued a Colorado Springs doctor from Afghan insurgents.The Pentagon said Sunday evening that a special operations...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Falling from the sky

COLORADO SPRINGS If you’re a fan of college football, there’s a good chance you’ll see Air Force Academy cadets fall from the sky in coming weeks.The academy is taking a local tradition to the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Politicians: TABOR will survive

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Supporters and opponents of former state Rep. Douglas Bruce say his conviction on tax-evasion charges Wednesday won’t shake the foundation of the anti-tax activist’s largest...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Already a hero, sergeant leaves troops a final gift

FORT CARSON (AP) – First Sgt. David McNerney was a small man with a legendary temper and a stare that would blister paint.His soldiers in a 4th Infantry Division company say they were terrified by...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

15 Fort Carson troops killed in last year

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Fort Carson has lost 321 soldiers in more than nine years of war, including 257 killed in Iraq and 64 in Afghanistan.Fifteen soldiers from the post have died overseas since...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Planned military museum hurting for donations

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The $18 million military museum boosters want to build just outside Fort Carson's gates will be a draw for tourists and show local school kids what World War II was all...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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