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    Army Set to Retire Online Training System, Leaving Soldiers with 2-Week Gap in Access

    Army Set to Retire Online Training System, Leaving Soldiers with 2-Week Gap in Access

    A key tool for the '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. 19.

    That two-week gap of time means soldiers will not be able to conduct much of the Army's critical online training. ALMS hosts the service's mandatory certifications and the online training that is a prerequisite for noncommissioned officers to get promoted.

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    The service did not widely communicate ALMS being taken offline, but did note on the site itself that soldiers should finish any courses they are currently taking or they will need to restart with the launch of the site. Some courses can take multiple workdays to complete.

    The new site, ATIS, promises to be less clunky than the current online training portal, according to a memo for the reviewed by .com. Army planners aim for ATIS to have an upgraded user interface and a better search function to find courses.

    ALMS is widely seen across the force as being user-unfriendly, clunky and difficult to navigate. It also has a reputation for frequent crashes, drawing the ire of soldiers who have to restart an hourslong training module.

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