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Naval Station Great Lakes





Strong Communities Strengthen Families. Be Informed. Be Attentive. Be Supportive. #NavyPreventsChildAbuse

The #USNavy celebrates #EarthDay.

MWR Great Lakes, IL Family Fun & Fit--Splash Bash is being held at the Indoor Pool (Bldg. 440) this Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and it's FREE!

MWR Great Lakes, IL Family Fun Night & USO of Illinois No Dough Dinner--free event tonight at the Great Lakes Community Center in Bldg. 8190. (5:30 - 7 p.m.)

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Congratulations to the U.S. Navy's newest Sailors this morning as they graduate from the U.S. Navy's only boot camp, U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command. #USNavy #forgedbythesea Watch it live!

Slow down and keep your eye peeled for Sailors during our annual base clean-up this morning for Earth Day. #USNavy #EarthDay

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Sexual assault has a negative impact on Sailors, fleet readiness and team cohesion. Together, we can end sexual assault #SAAPM

Be Supportive: Know and use parenting resources. National Parent Helpline empowers parents with emotional support and connection to resources. Using support and resources is a sign of strength! 1-855-4A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736) #NavyPreventsChildAbuse

Stay safe while driving this afternoon. For road updates around the base, visit

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Coming to the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command graduation ceremony on Friday? You'll need to pick up your tickets first. Here's where to go:

If you are navigating by GPS, here's the address:

2650 Green Bay Road Great Lakes, IL 60088

(Do NOT use generic terms such as "Recruit Training Command" or "Naval Station Great Lakes").

The Recruit Family Welcome Center is located inside the NEX/Commissary shopping complex.

You can pick up a handy map to the graduation while you're there.

Can't make it here? Live video will be available online at

More about the Navy's only bootcamp at

Naval Station Great Lakes Earth day Base wide clean up has been postponed to Friday 20 April 2018 due to expected inclement weather.

Protecting our people protects our mission. Raise your voice for #prevention. #SAAPM #AprilisSAAPM #EndSexualAssault

Be Attentive: Children thrive when safe, needs are met, and quality time is provided by caring adults. #NavyPreventsChildAbuse (

#SelfCare is important! Download the DoD Safe Helpline Self-Care at and find tips

Happening now: U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command graduation ceremony at the USS Midway Drill Hall. #USNavy #forgedbythesea Live video at link below.