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Naval Station Great Lakes
Where to stay and what to do when boot camp is through...

Naval Station Great Lakes is home to the United States Navy's only boot camp located in North Chicago. From the moment these naval recruits step onto the base, they live by the credo "Non sibi sed patriae" or "Not for self but for country."

Today's Navy consists of over 400,000 active and reserve personnel. Once your new sailor graduates boot camp, he or she will be a member of an illustrious institution that faces a myriad of demands from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, to working with partners and allies, to dealing with multiple threats and potential conflicts.  

When your Navy recruit graduates from Naval Station Great Lakes, it is not only a proud day for your family but a proud day for the nation. Make it a celebration in Lake County, Illinois and stick around for a few days. 

Lake County, Illinois is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The closest airports to Naval Station Great Lakes are O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. 

Lake County has so much to offer you and your family as you celebrate your sailor's prestigious accomplishment at Naval Station Great Lakes' graduation.

NAVSTA Great Lakes Recruit Training Command
Naval Station Great Lakes is the premier training, working and living installation in the U.S. Navy.
Accommodations for Navy Families
Lake County's travel packages are designed to make an excellent experience for new Navy graduates and their families.
Dining Options in Lake County
After a long emotional day of watching your sailor graduate, the family needs to recharge their batteries with a bite to eat.
Military Attractions
Ten-hut! Set sail to explore the area and learn about the U.S. Navy's rich history at Lake County's military attractions.
Navy Grad Coupons & Special Offers
Thank you for your service! These Lake County establishments provide discounts for Navy grads and active duty military members.
Military Reunions
"It's not just a job, it's an adventure." Visit the place where it all began and invite the whole company to, "Fall IN!"
Things To Do in Lake County
Oh, the places you can go in Lake County. Find out all things you can do when boot camp is through.
Map of Lake County
Lake County's location and proximity to Chicago, Milwaukee and other Illinois and Wisconsin communities make getting here easy!
Request an Adventure Kit
Request visitor information and our Adventure Kit: A Guide to Events and Accommodations in Lake County will be mailed to you.




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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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