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This was an amazing event. lots of people, lots of pride and lots of sailors. I am so happy could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Augusta, Georgia
PIR for my son

The PIR experience was like no other. The Navy put on a great ceremony for families and friends of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy M
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530 Farragut Ave, North Chicago, IL 60088-2920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing event. lots of people, lots of pride and lots of sailors. I am so happy could attend to watch our sailors - 2 of them graduate and follow in their families footsteps

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The PIR experience was like no other. The Navy put on a great ceremony for families and friends of SRs.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the BC graduation here. It was nicer than I expected and the ceremony was beautiful. We were told it would be cold but we were comfortable.

Thank Cheryle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Son graduated Navy Boot camp in August 2018 so we travelled to Great Lakes. Naval Station was very efficient and do's and don'ts are well signed and enforced. It's the US Navy, they have their stuff together! It was a really enjoyable day. Warning, if...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

OMg the recuit was trendmacy awesome watching it online is different , then the feeling of being there in person

Thank blessevette
Reviewed 28 August 2018

What an amazing and patriotic ceremony. Watched nearly 800 new sailors graduate from Boot Camp. Going on base and watching these young men and women march into the drill hall was a spectacle to see. What a great country we live in.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful and emotional experience, watching my child go from recruit to a Sailor in the US Navy. Pride felt by all in attendance. Well organized..

Thank vpball
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Went to GLNB to see my son graduate from Sea Cadet Boot Camp.He was here for nine days and the graduation ceremony was awesome.

Thank John J
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

You will really enjoy this, and be proud of your new Navy sailors. You can only attend by specific invitation from the recruit and be screened and cleared for a clean record way ahead of the scheduled event.

Thank james s
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Nice graduation hall/facility. Very crowded. As many graduates that come through here they should have made more seating. It takes a long time to get on base for the graduation. They only use one gate so the line gets backed up for over 3/4 mile....More

2  Thank Thepriest42
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