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Naval Station Great Lakes

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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Haunted Attractions in Lake County

  View this post on Instagram   ‪Fright Fest is back this Saturday! Get ready to face your fears! 😈🎃‬ A post shared by Six Flags Great America (@sfgreat_america) on Sep 12, 2018 at 4:59pm PDT Every October, there is a “Monster Mash,” and the haunted attractions in Lake County never fail to scare. There […]

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Top 15 Trendy Instagram Locations in Lake County

When it comes to Instagram, you can never have too many #hashtags. Well, you can, but we’re not going to penalize you for it, that’s for sure. There is an overabundance of scenic, historical and just plain #instagood snapshots of Lake County on the platform. By crunching a few numbers via CrowdRiff and utilizing the bureau’s […]

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2018 Guide to the Fourth of July in Lake County

“Hurrah for the flag of the free. May it wave as our standard forever,” (cue the wicked piccolo solo). You’ll be humming everyone’s favorite Sousa ‘smash single,’ (Stars & Stripes Forever) as you scour through our 2018 guide to the Fourth of July in Lake County. We all live for that moment when we look to […]

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84 Lake County Events That Will Make Your 2018 Awesome

Looking for ways to get through these the cold weather blues in Lake County? We look forward to the year, for example, these 84 Lake County events that will make your 2018 awesome. There’s plenty of big things happening in Lake County. Great Wolf Lodge is moving to Gurnee this summer. Six Flags Great America is […]

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