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NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, Ill., -- Rear Adm. Norman R. Hayes, Director, National Security Operations Center, National Security Agency, talks with recruits at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Feb. 13 following a capping ceremony at Battle Stations 21. Battle Stations 21 is held entirely on USS Trayer (BST 21), an Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer simulator. Battle Stations 21 is the culmination of all training received at the Navy’s only boot camp. It is a grueling 12-hour test, now held entirely in Trayer, of a recruit’s skills in several shipboard evolutions, including fighting fires and stopping floods. It is also the final evolution that marks the recruit’s final rite of passage into the Navy. Hayes was also the reviewing officer for graduation at RTC, the Navy’s only boot camp. Official U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom, Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs Office. (RELEASED)

Veterans Day in Lake County 2018

Lake County is no stranger to the sacrifices of those in service. As home to the only remaining naval base,  in the country, Naval Station Great Lakes, we are proud to support the efforts of all of those in uniform. To all of those that have been a member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air […]

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Lincoln Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center

Our Top Weekend Events for April 5-7

1. First Fridays on Main Street. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., explore Downtown Libertyville with dinner, along with a stroll through local shops that offer live music and promotional events. Tonight, First Friday participants include Tommy’s Pizza & Sports Pub, Studio West, Trattoria Pomigliano, 545 North Bar & Grill with Paul from ABC’s “The […]

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Enjoyed the ride to the Great Lakes Naval Museum

I absolutely love going to the Great Lakes Naval Museum. I have been there several times already this year, and every time that I go I learn something new and I see a different artifact. Personally, I am inspired by anyone in the Military, as they are our true heroes. Every time that I see […]

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13 Reasons to Visit Lake County in 2013

January has flown by with the blink of an eye, yet 2013 is still young! With so many fun activities to look forward to in Lake County this year, we have compiled a list of 13 must see events and attractions in 2013. BMW Championship – Lake County will be home to the 2013 BMW […]

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Great Lakes Naval Museum Photos

The Great Lakes Naval Museum is open to the public free of charge Wednesdays through Saturdays at the Main Gate of Naval Station Great Lakes. Stay tuned next week for our YouTube Video Blog about the Great Lakes Naval Museum!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend Events

ArtWauk. 5 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Come out for an evening of art, live entertainment and after parties. Dandelion Gallery will be presenting the artwork of Hans Habeger. The Urban Landscapes exhibit will open on Saturday, Jan. 19 and continues until Friday, Feb. 9. Downtown Waukegan. Frosty Fest. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, […]

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