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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.

Are you ready to go beyond the ordinary?

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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 an emergency happens or lives are at stake, will you be ready? 

ALERT’s EMT program takes students through a focused course on pre-hospital emergency care that includes two weeks of clinical training in the emergency room and on an ambulance. In addition, practical scenarios throughout the course simulate the experience of working in the field and help prepare students for a career in emergency medicine.

The next EMT course starts August 31. For more information, or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio.

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Throwback Thursday

Basic Training Unit 5. Unit 5 was in training from April 3 to June 8, 1995. For more photos of Unit 5, visit our Flickr account:
I had a dog and his name was Blue. 
Blue wanted to be an ALERT man too.

So I bought him a pack and four tiny boots, 
Threw him in with a buncha recruits. 

Advancement day came to my surprise, 
He had guidon in his teeth and a gleam in his eyes. 

I had a dog and his name was Blue. 
Blue wanted to be an ALERT man too.

So I bought him a mask and four tiny fins,
Took him down to Loma and I threw him in.

He came right up to my surprise,
With a shark in his teeth and a gleam in his eyes.

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Welcome back to the Battalion!

The Battalion is settling into the groove for the upcoming quarter. Our summer Battalion is 27 men strong with 14 men in 2nd Phase, 7 in Leadership & Communications, 1 in Flight, and 5 on the leadership team. 
Last week 2nd Phase worked through an introductory leadership class, and L&C’s studies have included self-leadership and goal setting.

As we train, please pray for God to:
- Keep us humbly mindful that we don't have what these men need, only God does
- Bless the unit leaders' efforts to build trust with their men
- Work in the heart of each student just how He knows they need it
- Grant the leadership team wisdom as we make decisions about many different situations throughout the quarter.

For more information on our training options, or for our training calendar, please see the link to our bio.

#ALERTAcademy #forgingmen #leadership #leadershiptraining
We are constantly on a stretch, if not on a strain, to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for the gospel. This trend of the day has a tendency to lose sight of the man or sink the man in the plan or organization. God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. — E.M. Bounds

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We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Count cadence, delayed cadence, count cadence count
(One) A little louder now
(Two) Better do your best
(Three) ‘fore you find yourself
(Four) In the leaning rest
(One) Hit it, (Two) Hit it, (Three) Hit it, (Four) Hit it
(One, two, three, four)
(One, two,...three, four)

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Take the first step

Modeled after military boot camp, Basic Training is a physically and mentally demanding nine weeks designed to challenge you, broaden your perspective, and most importantly help you root your life in the Gospel. Basic Training focuses on developing personal discipline, attention to detail, teamwork, time management, and healthy spiritual habits. Key training elements are Bible study, scripture memorization, physical training, hiking, skills training, and drill & ceremony. Basic Training is not easy, but its lessons last a lifetime.
Registration is open for Unit 71, which takes place September 12 – November 15, 2024. The early registration deadline is August 5, 2024, and applications close on September 6, 2024. For more information, or to register for Unit 71, please visit the link in our bio.

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"It is not sufficient for any man to run well for a season only. Whatever your attainments may be, and whatever you may have done or suffered in the service of your God, you must forget the things that are behind, till you have actually fulfilled your course and obtained the crown." - Charles Simeon

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Advanced High Angle

ALERT’s Technical Rescue class includes 3 weeks of
Advanced High Angle. Any rescue operation involving a
slope of 60 degrees or greater is classed as a high
angle rescue operation. Rescues in these scenarios
rely entirely on complex rigging systems, anchor points,
mechanical advantages, and advanced victim
extrication techniques. High angle rescue situations
include emergencies in high rise buildings, commercial
spaces like factories or plants, construction sites,
storage tanks, towers, mine shafts, and wells.

For more information on ALERT’s Technical Rescue
training, or to register for our next class, visit our
website at the link in our bio.

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Throwback Thursday

Basic Training Unit 4 started on January 30, 1995 in the Northwoods, and ran through March 25, 1995. 28 men completed Unit 4's Basic Training. For more photos of Unit 4, visit our Flickr at the link in our bio.

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