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April 2017
$13.50 - $28

Big Sandy Family Conference

April 25 - April 29
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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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 2017
Free - $8

ALERT Advancement—Unit 57

May 26
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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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. 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Registration, Field House Gym: Housing,…

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Free

Red Carpet Day

May 26
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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Interested in the ALERT program? On Red Carpet Day, you’re invited to join us for the Advancement Ceremony of our most recent Basic Training unit. Personally guided through Red Carpet 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. For more information, please contact Lt. Phillip Vanderford at 903-636-2000, ext. 2725. Admission…

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June 2017
Free - $10

ALERT Graduation—Unit 55 and 56

June 2
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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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!” 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Registration, Field House Gym: Housing, Name Tags, and Meal Tickets 10:30 AM – Brunch 2:45 PM – Reception 3:30 PM – Graduation Ceremony 5:00 PM – Commanding Officer’s Formal Dinner This…

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Free - $8

STEP Completion Ceremony

June 23
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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You must be quite excited as you look forward to your daughter’s completion of the STEP program! As the final banquet draws near, we have a variety of accommodations available for your upcoming visit. Dress attire for the STEP Banquet is semi-formal or Sunday apparel. Online reservation for this event will close Friday evening, June 16. If you have further questions, please contact the Events Department at 903-636-2000, ext. 2101. 

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August 2017
Free - $8

Quest Completion Ceremony

August 11
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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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. 3:00 pm Officers Reception 4:15 pm Graduation Ceremony (Banquet to follow the ceremony.) Dress attire for the Quest Ceremony/Banquet is semi-formal or Sunday apparel. Online reservations for this event will close Friday evening, August 4. If you have further questions, please contact the Events Department at 903-636-2000, ext.…

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October 2017
Free - $39

Family Camp 2017

October 14 - October 20
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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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! Meal and Lodging options are on the next page! Use the coupon code save5familycamp to save 5% on your early Family Camp order, including lodging and meals! Coupon expires 7/1/17. Online Family Camp reservations will not be accepted after Friday, October 13, 2017. (Please note that $59 of your initial registration…

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November 2017
Free

Veterans Banquet

November 6
International ALERT Academy, One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755 United States
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All our Armed Services Veterans and First Responders are cordially invited to be our guests at a special banquet and concert at the International ALERT Academy. It is our privilege to honor those who have stood strong to preserve our freedoms in the United States of America. We also want to recognize the public servants who serve on the front lines of our communities as First Responders, continually dedicating their lives for our safety. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a formal dinner…

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