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Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fleet and Family Support Center and Housing
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at Naval Station Great Lakes provides Navy personnel (including active duty and retired military, reservists, DoD employees and family members) with a varied program of wholesome and constructive off-duty leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life while stationed here. More:

The MWR Department offers an abundance of recreational opportunities through its many wonderful facilities: fitness centers, swimming pools (indoor), beach, library, movie theater, outdoor skating rink, bowling center, climbing wall, golf course, ticket/travel office, marina, rental center, enlisted sailor program/facility, youth and family recreation centers, food and beverage facilities, child care centers and much more! In addition, the MWR Department hosts concerts by internationally known entertainers and community festivals that provide seasonal family entertainment.

The Fleet and Family Support Center is an on-base social service agency whose goal is to improve the quality of life for the military member and family through counseling and assistance. The FFSC is the first stop for singles and families seeking counseling or assistance with a personal or family matter. FFSC's many free classes and seminars are also a great resource for self-improvement and Navy lifestyle education.

Fleet and Family Support Center 
525 Farragut Ave
Bldg 26
Naval Station Great Lakes, IL 60088
Main Number: (847) 688-3603/4/5 plus listed extension
DSN 792-3603/4/5
FAX: (847) 688-2827

The Naval Station Great Lakes’ Navy Housing Office (NHO) has an employee staff of “customer friendly” housing professionals available to serve military families new to the Great Lakes geographical area. The NHO has information on long and short-term apartment rentals, homes for sale, schools, maps, military clauses, and information about the surrounding local communities. For additional information regarding PPV and/or off base private sector community housing, please contact the NHO at (847) 688-3440, x134, DSN 792-3440, x134.  Office hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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