Naval Station Great Lakes
Enable and sustain Fleet, Fighter and Family by providing superior, integrated Base Operating Support for our tenant commands.
Enable the delivery of highly skilled, technically proficient, disciplined and motivated Sailors to the Fleet. Preserve our Naval heritage and customs by representing the Navy through professional and personal excellence.
Deliver unrivaled services to our tenant commands and their families, ensuring their safety and security. We are committed to achieving the best value in all our processes and preserving our natural resources.
Unsurpassed quality of life for Naval Station Great Lakes' military service members, civilians and their families, making Naval Station Great Lakes the premier training, working, and living installation in the United States Navy.
Stay in Contact
In our continuing effort to improve communications and get the word out, Naval Station Great Lakes now has the capability to provide service members, civilians and family members with important information related to the installation through our two HOTLINE phone numbers.
The HOTLINE numbers are 847-688-2459 and 847-688-2467.
The HOTLINE will be used to provide critical information about emergencies, weather-related situations, military force protection issues, or any urgent message the Commanding Officer may want to promulgate to the community. Both numbers are capable of accepting more than one phone call at a time and will provide the same pre-recorded information. We hope this added capability, along with the Naval Station Great Lakes Facebook page and the Great Lakes Bulletin will enhance our ability to communicate information to the community.
Base personnel are also encouraged to visit Lake County Passage during weather-related situations for updated traffic information.
Questions? Concerns? Call the base public affairs office at 847-688-2430.
Tours for groups consisting of fewer than 15 persons or greater than 60 persons will not be routinely given unless approved by the Commanding Officer, Naval Station Great Lakes. Tours will not be given on weekends unless approved by Commanding Officer, Naval Station Great Lakes. The tour season for reunion groups will run from the beginning of April until the end of October annually. Tours outside of the tour season will be authorized on a case-by-case basis by the NSGL Commanding Officer.
Arrangements for Civilian Youth Groups--to include NJROTC, Sea Cadets, Boy Scouts and other youth groups--will be made through the NSGL Community Outreach Office at 847 688-3491. Overnight visitation in barracks or in the gym is no longer available.
Ships Reunion Groups. Requests for visitation of ships reunion groups may be authorized when accompanied by a Sailor or by a Navy civil service worker to visit NSGL for short duration. Space in the recruit graduation drill hall may be limited. All arrangements to attend a graduation should be made two months in advance through the Great Lakes Naval Museum and the Recruit Training Command Public Affairs Office. Call 847-688-3154 to arrange a tour.