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Things To Do This Weekend November 9-11

In an apparent flip of a switch, winter has shown autumn who’s in charge and is back again in full force. Don’t let the weather fool you, though. There are still plenty of wonderful (and warm) things to do this weekend 9-11 in Lake County! Sunday marks the day in which we remember all of […]

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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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Lake County’s Top 10 Things To Do in September

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.” – said author Robert Finch. Fall doesn’t technically start until September 22, but […]

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Labor Day Weekend in Lake County 2018

Hooray for Labor Day weekend in Lake County: everyone’s favorite Monday of the year! Here’s a little bit of history behind the national ‘take it easy’ day. The inception of the Labor Day idea was in 1885. The first state to introduce the bill was New York, but Oregon passed it first on February 21, 1887. The emphasis […]

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