If you are attending this Friday's recruit graduation ceremony, you must pick up your tickets in advance at the Recruit Family Welcome Center at Burkey Mall, 2650 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60088.
Ticket pickup hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 5:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Friday. If you are picking up your tickets on Friday, please allow yourself ample time to pick up tickets and arrive at the ceremony prior to 8:45 a.m.
Each guest must pick up their ticket individually and they must have an ID; parents may pick up their minor children's' tickets under the age of 18 with their proper form of identification. There are no tickets available for extra guests or guests whose names are not on the access list.
Guests who do not have a ticket are not allowed on base and there is no waiting area for them.
Names cannot be changed/swapped at the time of pickup; only the names that are on the access list will be given tickets.
As a regular reminder, banners, signs, posters, flowers, gift bags are not allowed inside the drill hall. Please leave these items in your vehicles otherwise you will need to leave them at the guest relations desk inside the visitors center for retrieval after the ceremony.
*PLEASE NOTE* If you are returning to RTC later in the day to pick up your recruit, everyone in the vehicle must still have a ticket in order to drive onto the base or else you will be instructed to turn around.
For those not attending the ceremony, it will be live-streamed at http://navylive.dodlive.mil
Come down to the mobile DMV at the Visitors Center for driver's license services, license plate stickers, motor voter registration, and much more.
The mobile DMV is there today until 2 p.m.
Do you have suggestions to make the Naval Station Great Lakes July 4th Celebration better? Let us know how we're doing at https://www.navymwrgreatlakes.com/-4th-of-july-/survey
If you missed our fireworks show tonight, here's a 15-second recap (without sound).
Happy Independence Day, from Naval Station Great Lakes!
This is a monthly emergency communications test from NSGL EOC. Outdoor siren testing will occur at 1000. #readynavy
Coming to our Naval Station Great Lakes July 4th Celebration? If you're driving and you use a GPS or an electronic mapping program, the address to type in is: 601 D Street, Great Lakes, 60088. Once you arrive at Gate 3, Security Personnel will direct you to a parking spot.
For more, visit www.mwrgl.com.