A key tool for the Army’s online training apparatus will be taken offline next month in favor of an updated website, according to the service. The Army Learning Management System, or ALMS, will be taken down at 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 4. Its successor, the Army Training Information System, or ATIS, will launch at 8 a.m. EST on Jan.
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Doctors estimated in September that Jay Tenison, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, had 3-6 months to live. One of the things on his bucket list was to fire a tank one last time. Tenison, 39, is a former tanker who served from 2004 to 2008 on active duty and another five years in the Army Reserve. On Tuesday, he
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — If Congress does not approve extra funding to cover the bulked-up U.S. troop presence in Europe and the Middle East, the Army could have to dip into funding meant for recruitment to cover costs of the deployments, a top service official warned this weekend. Speaking at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday, Army Under
The annual Army-Navy football game will soon be upon us, and the service academy teams have released the details of their special uniforms, worn in honor of a unique aspect of the institutions’ respective histories. Despite anything that happens on the gridiron, the Army Black Knights will show up dressed to kill, while the Navy Midshipmen disappoint their fan base
FORT STEWART — Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Lopez enlisted in the U.S. Army as a wide-eyed 17-year-old straight out of high school. An infantryman for nearly half his life now, he’s comfortable with a top-down command structure where officers tell him what to do and how to do it. Even so, Lopez acknowledges the flaws in the “Army way.” Soldiers are issued equipment and told
Originally published by The 19th. In an old black and white photograph, four nuns flank a priest at a U.S. military hospital in Havana, Cuba. Their severe expressions speak to the harsh conditions they had faced during the Spanish-American War — from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota to military camps in Florida, Georgia and eventually Cuba. The
A family of four was found dead in their on-post home at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Wednesday in what authorities are calling an isolated incident. A soldier, her spouse and their two children were found deceased by authorities at approximately 2 p.m., according to a press release from the installation that was released on Thursday. The soldier’s unit requested a welfare
AUGUSTA, Maine — An independent commission investigating the mass shooting that killed 18 people in Maine last month moved Monday to seek subpoena power so it can obtain the military service records of the shooter. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and Attorney General Aaron Frey have tasked the commission with performing a review of the events leading up to the Lewiston
FORT DRUM — On a day when thousands of Fort Drum soldiers packed into four dining facilities for a Thanksgiving-themed lunch, the military base welcomed U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand for a visit. A spread of desserts, vegetables, meats, and fruit was available to soldiers to feast on during the Army tradition. Warrant Officer Dwayne Donegan, the brigade’s food advisor, was responsible for organizing the Tuesday feast at