Soldier Dies from Medical Emergency During Basic Training at Fort Moore

Fort Moore leaders unveil an official Fort Moore sign during a redesignation ceremony

An Army basic trainee at Fort Moore, Georgia, died Friday after receiving emergency medical care, the service said. Pfc. Cesar Gonzalez, 21, died during infantry training after succumbing to a “medical emergency,” according to a statement from the Army. It was unclear what led to the soldier’s death, and the incident is still under investigation. […]

Army Basic Leader Course Will Soon Be Longer and Have Graded Land Navigation

Spc. Christopher Moreno uses a protractor to determine an azimuth during the land navigation test of the Basic Leader Course.

Soldiers aiming to get their stripes will soon need to brush up on their map-reading skills and grid plotting. The Army plans to increase the length of its Basic Leader Course, or BLC, in fiscal 2026, which starts in October 2025, Sgt. Maj. Jason Stadel, a service spokesperson told Among the plans is adding […]

Army Recruit Dies at Fort Moore Just Before Completing Basic Training

Pvt. Jacob Atchison, of Pella, Iowa

A young Army recruit died during basic training at Fort Moore, Georgia last week, according to the service. Pvt. Jacob Atchison, of Pella, Iowa, died July 12 due to a medical emergency, the Army said. The cause of death was unclear and is still being investigated. “Those who volunteer to defend the nation represent the […]

Nearly 1 in 3 Female Recruits Were Injured in Army Basic Training Last Year

Combat lifesaver course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Women are at least twice as likely as men to be injured in Army basic training, according to data collected over six years by the service. Most of those injuries were musculoskeletal — meaning they affect the bones, muscles, joints and tendons of female recruits. obtained the injury data as the Army is looking […]