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Last Updated: 28-Oct-2015 8:35
Naval Station Great Lakes (NAVSTA)  and the Recruit Training Command (RTC) are located approximately 35 miles north of Chicago, in the far north eastern corner of Illinois. The Wisconsin state line is approximately 16 miles north of NAVSTA/RTC. Sheridan (formally known as Fort Sheridan) is located approximately 18 miles north of Chicago and 8 miles south of NAVSTA. Glenview (formally known as Glenview Naval Air Station) is located approximately 19 miles north of Chicago and 25 miles south of NAVSTA.

Navy Region Midwest Population

Identification Cards
ID cards for military, civillian and dependents may be obtained at
PSD Great Lakes
521 Cluverius Ave
Bldg 322
Great Lakes, IL 60088
(847) 688-5550

Driving Directions
Naval Station Great Lakes, is located overlooking Lake Michigan on Sheridan Road, approximately 35 miles north of Chicago and 20 miles south of Kenosha, WI.

From Chicago:
By car, take the Kennedy-I-90 (West) to the Edens-I-94 (East), which turns into Skokie Highway-Rt. 41. Go North on Rt. 41. Turn right (East) on Buckley Rd.-Rt. 137. Buckley Road will loop around to Sheridan
Road. Take a right (North) on to Sheridan to the Main Gate.

From Wisconsin:
By car, take I-94 South to Buckley Road-Rt. 137. Make a left (East) onto Buckley Road. Buckley Road will loop on to Sheridan Road. Take a right (North) on to Sheridan Road to the Main Gate.
Take Sheridan Road directly South. The Naval Station's Main Gate is located on Sheridan Road, approximately 20 miles south of Kenosha, between North Chicago and Lake Bluff, on the left side of Sheridan Road.

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