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April 2019

Big Sandy Family Conference (April)

April 29 - May 4
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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$5 – $35

Family Conferences are week-long life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and hands-on workshops make Family Conference something to look forward to by anyone who has experienced one. Whether making new friendships with other families or rekindling relationships from previous years, the conference is an annual highlight for many. The conferences are structured to foster spiritual growth as young and old alike are challenged to honor God’s Word in every area of their lives. Conference Registration Register at familyconferences.org On-Campus…

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May 2019

ALERT Advancement—Unit 61

May 24
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free – $8

From the moment R-night begins, every recruit looks forward to Advancement Day. There is no other day so anticipated by ALERT men and their parents. From the skills demonstration early in the afternoon, where the men exhibit the capabilities they have acquired, to the moment they reunite with their families after nine challenging weeks, Advancement is an opportunity to commemorate what the men have accomplished in the power of God’s might. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration, Field House Gym:…

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ALERT Preview Day

May 24
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free

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…

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ALERT Graduation—Unit 60

May 31
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free – $10

After 30 weeks of training,  the ALERT Graduation ceremony is an important milestone in a young man’s life. We hope you’ll join us as we honor the hard work and dedication of our graduates, and encourage them in their commitment to be “strong to serve!” Schedule:  9:00 AM – 11:45 AM — Name Tags and Room Keys available for pick up at the Front Desk (Admin) 11:30 AM — Unit 60 Marches In 11:45 AM — Seating Begins 12:00 PM —…

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July 2019

Quest Completion Ceremony

July 26
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free – $8

You must be quite excited as you look forward to your son’s completion of the Quest program! As the final banquet draws near, we have a variety of accommodations available for your upcoming visit. 12:30 pm Quest Luncheon (Quest Graduation Ceremony to Follow.) Dress attire for the Luncheon/Ceremony is semi-formal or Sunday apparel. Online reservations for this event will close Monday, July 22 at Midnight, CST. If you have further questions, please contact us at 903-636-2000, ext 2101. 

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Big Sandy Family Conference (July)

July 29 - August 3
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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$5 – $35

Family Conferences are week-long life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and hands-on workshops make Family Conference something to look forward to by anyone who has experienced one. Whether making new friendships with other families or rekindling relationships from previous years, the conference is an annual highlight for many. The conferences are structured to foster spiritual growth as young and old alike are challenged to honor God’s Word in every area of their lives. Conference Registration Register at familyconferences.org On-Campus…

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August 2019

STEP Completion Ceremony

August 23
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free – $8

We're looking forward to celebrating your daughter’s completion of STEP with you! As the Completion Banquet draws near, we have a variety of accommodations available for your upcoming visit. Schedule 5:00 PM - Ceremony Begins Opening Prayer Reciting Scripture Memory Choral Pieces 5:40 PM - Prayer for Dinner 5:45 PM - Banquet Serving Begins 6:00 PM - During the Meal STEP & STEP Advanced Testimonies Photo Slideshow 6:30 PM - STEP & STEP Advanced Videos 7:00 PM - Dismissed The gym will be opened…

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October 2019

Family Camp 2019

October 12 - October 18
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Free – $44

The International ALERT Academy welcomes families to an escape that everyone will enjoy. Families will discover Family Camp is not only a vacation, but also an unforgettable experience of relaxation, enjoyment, inspiration, and togetherness! Use our coupon code SAVE5FAMILYCAMP by Monday, July 1 to get 5% off your Family Camp Registration, including lodging and meals! Purchase must include 1 or more valid, individual registrations for Family Camp 2019.  Meal and Lodging options are on the next page! (Please note the meal reservation…

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