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Great Lakes in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Base Realignment and Closure

 
 
Base Realignment and Closure Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. Base Realignment and Closure Marker
Inscription.
On many occasions during its history, Great Lakes Naval Training Center has fought to remain an important training location for the Navy. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision of 1993 finally seems to have put an end to that fight. This momentous decision made Great Lakes Naval Training Center the Navy’s only training center. It also made Great Lakes the enlisted surface warfare training mecca for the entire Navy. This decision was in part due to the unique service schools located only at Great Lakes and community support that convinced the BRAC committee that Great Lakes was the best choice to lead the Navy in training into the 21st century.
 
Erected by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.705′ N, 87° 50.413′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Farragut Avenue near Sampson Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the Historic District of Naval Station Great Lakes. Marker is in this post office area: Great Lakes IL 60088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting Tradesmen (here, next to this marker); Wings over Great Lakes (here, next to this marker); Great Lakes History Trail
Photo on BRAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. Photo on BRAC Marker
Entrance to Naval Station Great Lakes.
(here, next to this marker); Women at Great Lakes (here, next to this marker); The Post War Era (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Great Lakes Athletics (here, next to this marker); Origins of the Base / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Lakes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Station Great Lakes. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes Naval Museum. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Base Realignment and Closure. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & Patriotism
 
Photo on BRAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Photo on BRAC Marker
Trainee parade.
Base Realignment and Closure Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
4. Base Realignment and Closure Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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