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ALERT’s Purpose is to forge extraordinary men who influence their world for Christ.

ALERT utilizes a military-style structure, intentional discipleship, unique experiences, and professional skills training to create an environment that facilitates the forging process. Our goal is to create men who are spiritually sound, physically fit, and ready to serve.

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“Every day at ALERT, I learn to depend on Christ more. I’ve learned there is always room to grow, that I don’t have all the answers, and most importantly, that it is my walk with Him that really matters.”

Kenjie S.  |  Unit 66

“Before I came to the ALERT program, my life was without direction and purpose. I would spend my time working dead-end jobs and playing video games, and occasionally participating in outdoor activities if invited. After going through Basic training, I saw a glimpse of what I could be if I wanted to change. Over my time at ALERT, I have seen God’s grace to me as my faith and reliance on Him grew. I can say for certain that ALERT has changed my life for the better in terms of leadership, discipline, physical strength, and so much more. I will forever be grateful to this program and the men in it.”

Joshua L.  |  Unit 64

“The unique tensions and challenges that I faced here forced me to rely on God and get out of my comfort zone. It taught me to behave with conviction, think with clarity, and speak with authority. ALERT gave me a valuable perspective about life, God, and people that I never had before.”

Len N.  |  Unit 61

Forging extraordinary men who influence their world for christ

“When your heart becomes fearful, and you wonder how God could ever love you, remember. Jesus took your sins upon himself. The innocent was slain in place of the guilty. When God considers your failings, he remembers his mercy.

When you feel discouraged and weak and that you have no strength to fight all that is proud, unruly, and forgetful inside you, remember. The Holy Spirit hates evil, loves good, and he will not quit working on the inside. He will complete the good work he began in you.

When you feel overwhelmed by all the heartache, unfairness, disappointment, callousness, and betrayal that you experience, remember. The Lord will destroy every cause of pain, stumbling, and tears. Because God loves those he has befriended, he will defend them from every enemy: death, sin, Satan, and unfriendly people.

When you are tempted to pack it in and give up, plunging back into the darkness, remember. The Lord is a holy fire and he disciplines those he loves that we might share his holiness. "The righteous falls seven times and rises again" (Proverbs 24:16). He will not let you go fatally astray.” 

David Powlison

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Introduction to construction

ALERT’s Construction course gives men a solid foundation of construction skills, preparing them to excel in whatever specialty they choose. Through a blend of classroom instruction with industry professionals, hands on practice, and on the job training and experience, the course offers a unique overview of the construction industry and the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. Additionally, a major focus of the course is helping students build the necessary personal character and integrity to maintain their testimony for Christ and represent Him well while working in the building trades.

For more information on all of ALERT's 3rd Phase courses, visit our website at the link in our bio.

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The Gospel transforms a man

We believe that only the Gospel brings lasting transformation, so we infuse the Gospel into every aspect of the ALERT Academy. In each phase of training, we set aside daily time for personal Bible study and scripture memory so that the men build habits of consistent time in the Word. The men have Bible studies with the officers and instructors, group prayer times, weekly small group meetings, and one-on-one conversations with their leadership, all designed to continually bring the Gospel into daily life. Our goal is to saturate the ALERT program with the Gospel so that, through the work of the Holy Spirit, each man will finish his training totally changed by God’s grace, walking in a deep relationship with Him, and wanting to glorify Him in everything he says and does.

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2nd Phase Dive

2nd Phase is finishing their first week of dive training in Panama City, During 2nd Phase dive training, the men take courses with certifications through the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) and Special Response Diving International (SRDI). The courses includes training in the fundamentals of SCUBA diving, including proper buoyancy, basic diving physics and physiology, equipment use and maintenance, decompression theory, basic diving first aid, night diving, deep diving, diving navigation, and special response diving. Students who are interested in additional dive training can continue on and take ALERT's 3rd Phase dive training. 

For more information on 2nd Phase, or any of our 3rd Phase training options, please visit our website at the link in our bio.

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30 Year Reunion

The Reunion is underway! Day one kicked off with a talk by Col. John Tanner (Ret.). Day two was a packed day with PT with SMaj, talks by Maj. Keon Pendergast (Unit 1) and Col. Ron Fuhrman (Ret.), the Caleb Nelson Memorial Race (with over 100 racers), and the dedication of the memorial wall for deceased alumni. 

You can watch recordings of the sessions and the memorial wall dedication on our facebook page. 

Watch for more photos from the Reunion tomorrow!

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30 Year Reunion sneak preview

We are so excited to kick off our 30 Year Reunion tonight! We have a packed weekend of events planned. If you are unable to attend in person, we will be live streaming all the main sessions on our Facebook page. Visit the Reunion website for the schedule:

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30 years of forging men

As we celebrate our anniversary this month, join us as we look back at moments from the past 30 years.

Photo from Unit 52 in August of 2014.

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30 years of forging men

As we celebrate our anniversary this month, join us as we look back at moments from the past 30 years.

Photo from February of 1996.

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30 years of forging men

As we celebrate our anniversary this month, join us as we look back at moments from the past 30 years.

Photo from November of 2005.

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