Naval Station Great Lakes

Naval Station Great Lakes anmeldelser, North Chicago

Naval Station Great Lakes
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Marvin W
Walterboro, SC5 bidrag
okt. 2019
very discerning and embarrasimg to go to a outlet store with civilians giving directions to obtain tickets to my grandson's graduation from boot camp.I realize that they have many graduations, I believe once a week, but the navy people , chiefs and 1st class , were very robotic and short talking to people , they should show more respect. The ticket dispersements should be on the base and from military personel.The graduation exercises were very good of course. I am familiar with this because I graduated in the year of 1959. I served on submarines.
Skrevet 26. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

JC-n2-Cl
Waukegan, Illinois, United States114 bidrag
nov. 2018
I was associated with many people that showed interest and a strong desire to enter the field of work that I was involved in .I was a nuclear welding instructor that interest men and women . I became involved with them and some parents in starting a long journey toward a retirement in the NAVY . The many students that came through my welding classes were the backbone of any ship or station where they were stationed .Outside of the welding school , there are many interesting things to do on the base .
Skrevet 15. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

rkflood
Wadesboro, NC4 bidrag
okt. 2019 • Familie
Was up there for sons graduation and was extremely impressed with how well it was organized and presented. The campus was really nice and clean.
Skrevet 11. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

USN_MCPO
Virginia Beach, VA1 bidrag
okt. 2019 • Familie
1. Stay in Waukegan at a hotel with a shuttle. Trying to get your own vehicle on base is a pain.
2. Go pick up your tickets the night before and don’t try to go to the base without them…
3. The ceremony doesn’t start until 9 AM, but you will have to get there around seven. Bring cash… They will sell souvenirs in the drill hall.
4. Don’t forget to bring their cell phone with you… They haven’t seen it for eight weeks and if you don’t bring it to them it will be a miserable visit for you! LOL
5. Plan on at least one hour and 15 minutes to get to the airport the next day… and plan to stay the whole day… Their flights don’t start leaving until 1 o’clock in the afternoon or so.

Good luck!!
Skrevet 5. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

Vicki G
Orlando, FL92 bidrag
okt. 2019
I attended my sons boot camp radiation. Well organized and clear that the Navy knows how to deal with large groups of people at events.
Skrevet 5. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

Carla K
Dayton, OH23 bidrag
sep. 2019
My granddaughter graduated from Navy Basic Training in September 2019. It was a thrilling experience to see her at her graduation ceremony along with her fellow sailor's as they begin the next training step in their careers. We had a wonderful day after the ceremony and shared in her excitement of travel, learning and future experiences.
Skrevet 4. oktober 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

Rick B
Galena, OH23 bidrag
sep. 2019 • Alene
I've been here several times. It is always organized and we'll managed. Thanks to the men and women that serve.
Skrevet 6. september 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

WIfamilyof7
La Crosse, WI43 bidrag
jul. 2019 • Familie
In my opinion, one of the greatest experiences you can have! Any recruit graduation ceremony is just so inspiring and will make the hardest individual tear up seeing these awesome young men and women march past during pass and review. The key to a smooth day is to carefully review all of the materials sent by the navy describing how to get onto the base on the day of graduation. This is an active naval installation with a LOT of security. They will not allow any exceptions. So don't get upset if you forget to bring the appropriate ID for someone (like a 12 year old son/daughter) and they don't let your vehicle on the base. It all runs pretty well for something so crazy on a graduation Friday.
1. Your recruit will send you an authorized attendee form when they arrive at basic training. You can also access the form online. The individuals on this list are the only ones that will be allowed to get the tickets for the graduation.
2. When you arrive at Great Lakes (preferably the day before graduation) go to the Family Welcome Center next to the Navy Exchange on Green Bay Road. It's really easy to find. When you walk in someone is usually standing at the door and asks if you are there for graduation tickets. You MUST have the tickets (with each attendees name) to get into the gate at RTC Great Lakes. They direct you to a desk where Navy personnel will check the access list of names and issue your party the tickets. DO NOT LOSE THE TICKET. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ONTO BASE WITHOUT THEM.
3. The gate (we had a smaller graduating class so only gate 8 was being used) is opened at 0630 on the morning of graduation. There will be a line of cars from the gate stretching down Buckley Road. Just expect it. You don't get a couple hundred cars onto an active military base in a few minutes. The line moves along so have your identifications (everyone in the car) and tickets ready to show security at the gate. You then just follow the cars to the parking garage next to the Ceremonial Drill Hall. Once on base it's pretty fast.
4. You then go into the drill hall and find a seat. Your son/daughter's division is identified with a sign along the middle of the drill hall so you just go find a seat in front of where their division will be during the ceremony. Be prepared to sit for a little while at that point. We go to our seats at around 0700 or 0715. The ceremony doesn't start until 0900. You're also on bleachers so it's not exactly the most comfortable. On either end of the hall you'll find a couple booths. One has drinks, snacks and the other has photos/videos you can purchase. Videos are playing on the large screens in front of the crowd so that helps pass the time.
5. The ceremony is over at around 1030 or so when Liberty Call is announced. You can walk out onto the drill hall floor and find your son/daughter. That's an awesome moment let me tell you. So great! Your recruit needs to head back to their barracks to check out before they can leave with you.
6. Our group had to be back in their barracks at 2100 (9:00 pm). Keep that in mind. Everyone is trying to get back onto the base just before 2100. There was a line of cars down Buckley Road of families trying to get their recruits back onto base! The problem was that the security at the gate was yelling a recruits that were getting out of cars in line and walking to the gate. They kept yelling for them to get back into their cars. Well eventually, a mom brought her son up to the gate and I guess that was OK! So then my wife took my son (and a couple other girls who's ride left them already) up to the gate and asked the security of she could drop off here son and friends. I guess that was OK and they went in. Well, that opened the flood gates. Parents started getting out of cars (not the drivers) and walking their son/daughters down to the gate. Anyway, just something to keep in mind. Get them back plenty early so any curveballs can be dealt with.

I loved being on a navy base again! If you have the chance to attend a ceremony you absolutely have to!
Skrevet 14. juli 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

chris m
Southold, NY787 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Familie
This base is the only Naval Bootcamp in the US. Apparently between 30K-40K potential candidates attempt this 8+ week activity. They start as recruits and after many grueling hours of discipline, training, classroom and marching (to name a few), they hopefully graduate to sailors. Once complete they move onto their designated disciplines either in Great Lakes or numerous other naval facilities throughout the country. The graduation ceremony was a moving and emotional experience. The family and friends gather in stands to watch the new and seasoned sailors and officers go through various drills. Bands play, choirs sing, guns are twirled, flags are waved and salutes galore. The ceremony ends with cheers, hugs, proud smiles and tears as you congratulate your sailor and they congratulate their shipmates. Wow!
Skrevet 19. juni 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

ptybby
Port Charlotte, FL18 bidrag
nov. 2018
Amazing & well organized
Of, course the presence of my grandson made it excellent

Didn’t even mind thevweather
Skrevet 17. mai 2019
Denne anmeldelsen er den subjektive meningen til et Tripadvisor-medlem og ikke fra TripAdvisor LLC.

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