WHAT IS ALERT?
ALERT! is a mass-warning notification system that sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures due to severe weather. The notifications are mostly local but may also be theater-wide.
The system notifies users in several ways: as a pop-up on their workstation computer, an email to work and home addresses, a text message to their cell phone, and a voicemail to their work, home and cell phones. Alert! is owned by the U.S. federal government. This means that your Alert! account will follow your Army career — both as a civilian and service member overseas and in the U.S.
Keep your information up to date. If you move to a new office or get a new personal cell number, make sure to go into Alert! and provide your current information. Alert! is effective in reaching community members with critical messages in real time, but its success depends on users’ input.
WHO MUST REGISTER?
ALERT! is NOT optional - it is a Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) requirement to be a registered user.
All U.S. and non-U.S. military, civilian (all categories) and contractor personnel whose normal place of duty is on an Army garrison, installation, community, forward site and/or facility must register in Alert!.
WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?
- Step 1: Login to self-registration on the ALERT! Website. Click the DoD and All Services Icon
- Step 2: Add Personal Information. First & Last Names are required fields. CAC EDIPI will populate automatically from the CAC. Rank is optional.
- Step 3: Add Contact Methods. You must add at least one valid, internationally formatted (+31 Netherlands, +32 Belgium and +49 Germany) telephone number. You may add up to 10 phone numbers and email addresses into the system.
- Step 4: Add Associations. Add Military Location
- Service – select Army
- Region – select OCONUS
- Installation – select USAG Benelux
- Subinstallation – select your location
- (Optional) Add Start/Stop Dates
- Click Add
You may add further associations such as Command Structure (you will need your Unit Identification Code (UIC); Work/Home Address; and Additional Attributes from a drop-down window.
NOTE: You must have at least one non-dated association in order for your record to be saved. If you have multiple associations, add each separately.
Save all work when prompted.
Registration for Family Members and Retirees
Family members of U.S. and non-U.S. military, civilian and contractor personnel whose normal place of duty is on an Army garrison or in an Army facility can also be registered in Alert!. To register, sponsors should add family member data on the Alert! self-registration page in the additional fields that have been provided. This is very important for family members that are also MWR employees as they are not usually provided a CAC.
Retirees can be registered and deregistered in Alert! through their garrison retiree activity council or similar agency.
Guests and Alert!
If you're unable to register, you can still follow alerts. During severe weather or emergencies, please follow the USAG Benelux Facebook page and tune in to AFN Benelux.