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ALERT Preview Day

May 21


Please note that this event is specifically for young men interested in joining the ALERT program, along with their parents. If you are coming to show your support to a family member or friend in Basic Training, please register for the Advancement Ceremony.

Interested in the ALERT program? During ALERT Preview Day, you’re invited to join us for the Advancement Ceremony of our most recent Basic Training unit. Personally guided through the Advancement Day’s events by a member of the ALERT battalion, families have the opportunity to hear from the Commanding Officer and ask him any questions about the ALERT program. Advanced Training officers are also available to answer any questions about course requirements, training aspects, and certifications.

To find out more about the ALERT program, please visit our ALERT Website or contact Capt. Phillip Vanderford at 903-636-2000, ext. 2725.

Admission to ALERT Preview Day is free and includes a complimentary brunch and banquet meal for the interested individual and up to 2 guests (parents are encouraged to attend). One night of lodging is also available with prior reservation by contacting the Events Department at 903-636-9201. Meals for additional family members may also be purchased over the phone. 

COVID Protocols: We take your safety and the health of our students seriously. While we really hope you are able to join us, if you have experienced symptoms of COVID–19 or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID within 2 weeks of Advancement, we would be happy to process your full refund.

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration, Name Tags (Dining Room)
10:30 AM – Optional Brunch (Dining Hall)
11:30 AM – ALERT Preview Day Meeting (Faculty Dining Room)
1:00 PM – Phase Two Training Options Overview (Field House Gym)
1:30 PM – Skills Demonstration (Sports Field)
2:00 PM – Drill and Ceremony Review (Sports Field)
2:15 PM – Reception (Field House Gym)
3:15 PM – Advancement Ceremony (Field House Gym)
5:00 PM – Banquet (Dining Room)

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Online registration for this event will close Monday, May 17 at Midnight (CST). If you have further questions, please contact the Events Department at 903-636-2901.


May 21
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International ALERT Academy
One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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903.636.2000 Ext. 2101
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ALERT Preview Day
For the interested individual and up to 2 guests. Includes a complimentary brunch and the Commanding Officer's Dinner.
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