Naval Station Great Lakes

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2601 E Paul Jones Street
Great Lakes, IL 60088
(847) 688-3500


Naval Station Great Lakes( NAVSTA Great Lakes) is the home of the United States Navy ‘s only boot camp, located near North Chicago , in Lake County, Illinois. Important tenant commands include the Recruit Training Command,Training Support Center and Navy Recruiting District Chicago.Naval Station Great Lakes is the largest military installation in Illinois and the largest training station in the Navy. The base has 1,153 buildings situated on 1,628 acres and has 50 miles of roadway to provide access to the base’s facilities. Within the naval service, it has several different nicknames, including “The Quarterdeck of the Navy”,or the more derogatory “Great Mistakes”.


From the south, follow either I-94 (West) or I-294 (Tri-State tollway) toward Wisconsin. I-294, which is a toll road, is generally the less traveled of these two roads and would be the wiser choice during rush hour.I-94 and I-294 eventually converge about eight miles north of Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

I-94 (West) passes near downtown Chicago and continues in a northerly direction following the shoreline of Lake Michigan. As it passes through Chicago, I-94 includes portions of several named expressways (Bishop Ford,Dan Ryan, Kennedy, and Edens.At the north end of the Edens Expressway, one can either continue straight ahead onto U. S. 41 or exit onto a ramp and follow I-94 in a northwesterly direction. Either choice will work, but from that location, the shortest route to the Training Center is by continuing straight ahead, following the signs that say “U. S. 41 north to Waukegan”

If you choose to stay on I-94, you’ll find that you will soon merge together with I-294 near Deerfield Road. Both I-94 and U. S. 41 eventually intersect with Buckley Road (Route 137).

Turn east (right) onto Buckley Road and go a couple of miles to Great Lakes

From the north, the Training Center is easily reached from either I-94 or U. S. 41. Just turn left at Buckley Road (Route 137) and go east a couple of miles.

Once on Buckley Road, to reach the Recruit Training Command, turn right at Illinois Street.To reach the Main Gate, go under the train overpass at the end of Buckley Road and follow the signs.

Quick Reference

Religious Office
(847) 688-5610

Buckleys Dining
(847) 688-5723

(847) 688-4681

Equal Opportunity Advisor
(575) 322-2785

Family Advocacy Program
(847) 688-3603

Public Affairs Office
(847) 688-2201

Finance Office
(847) 688-5535

Housing Office
(847) 688-3440

Legal Services
(847) 688-3805

Base Surroundings

Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr,
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 875-0066

Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St,
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 742-1136

Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-7437

John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-3680

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr,
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600

Purple Pig
500 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744

Girl & the Goat
809 W Randolph St,
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262

Trattoria No. 10
10 N Dearborn St #1,
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 984-1718

AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 596-0333

Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-3580

Medical Care

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
2470 Sampson Street Great Lakes, IL 60088

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD), integrating all medical care into a federal health care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. We provide a full spectrum of health care for our patients, including full medical and surgical care, a large array of medical sub-specialties (cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, etc,), a variety of mental health services (acute and long-term care, post-traumatic stress disorder, homeless domiciliary care, alcohol/drug rehab, etc.), Community Living Center, as well as many other programs, at our campus in North Chicago, Illinois.

Frequently Called Numbers/ TRICARE
Main Line: (847) 688-2469

TRICARE partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


The Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE:(800) 874-2273 Opt 1.
The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.TRICARE Online:

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: 1800-600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404 TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have
Medicare Part A and B.

TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Child Development Center CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (847) 688-5662
Kids World CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (847) 832-9580
Program Administrator CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (847) 832-9580
(CDC) Resource & Referral CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (847) 688-3100
WIC Office-Great Lakes Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 984-5250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Great Lakes Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5573
Naval Health Clinic - Dental Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-4560
Welcome/Visitors Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3440
Auto Skills Center-Forrestal Village Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2457
Child Development Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5662
Relocation Assistance Program Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5328
Personal Property Office Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5371
Child Development Program Administrator Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2110
Finance Office Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5550
Barber Shops-Hair Care Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 578-6211
Fitness Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5649
Non-Appropriated Funds Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2110
Armed Forces Bank Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 473-5833
New Parent Support Program Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Family Housing Office Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3440
Veterinary Treatment Facility Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5740
Family Child Care/Child Development Homes Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3100
Shopping Facilities Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 578-6280
Installation Address & Information Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3300
Navy College Learning Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-4681
Information and Referral Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Religious Programs-Chaplain Department Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5610
Child Development Center School Age Care Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3100
Family Advocacy Program Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-6830
Family Center Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Navy Federal Credit Union Naval Station Great Lakes (888) 842-6328
Central Billeting Office/Gateway Suites & Inn Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2170
Navy Legal Assistance Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-4753
Child Development Center Resource & Referral Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3100
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2110
Willow Glen Golf Course-Buckley's Restaurant and Lounge Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-4593
Library Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-4617
Loan Closet Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Commissary Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2644
Information, Tickets and Travel-Student NEX Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3537
Personnel Support Detachment(Students) Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2767
Human Resources Office Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-2222
Retirement Services Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Transition Assistance Program Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-3603
Forest City Residential Management Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 689-4312
School Liaison Office Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 688-5700
Personal Financial Management Program Naval Station Great Lakes (847) 689-3603
Family Employment Readiness Program Naval Station Great Lakes (888) 231-0714