Forward Outpost Alpha, originally known as the Galactic Republic's Kanner Outpost, was a military station built on Taris during the Cold War. It served as a secure base for military and research personnel during the reconstruction of Taris. It was located in the southern reaches of the Sinking City, and was captured and renamed by the Sith Empire during the invasion of Taris.
Sergeant Mack of the Republic Army and Representative Lessah were both stationed at Kanner Outpost along with Republic riflemen and other soldiers. At the time of the visit of a traveling individual Matthew Herral and Evans Ketara are in an argument with Sergeant Mack. 
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)