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March 2024 Newsletter
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New Fitness Equipment in All MWR Gyms (B2A, B4, B440)

We are excited to share that we have 50 new pieces of equipment in all our fitness centers! Make sure to stop in today and check out the future of strength and cardio training.

Fitness Center Equipment  
Learn to Play Volleyball

Wed., March 6 from 5-6pm in the Fieldhouse, B440. Come practice in this free, one-day event to make sure you're ready to serve, set, and spike your way to victory in the upcoming Captain's Cup Volleyball League!

Event Details  
Captain's Cup Volleyball League

The league begins on Tues., March 12 at the Fieldhouse, B440. Game times are 5pm/6pm/7pm. This league is open to all base personnel. Get your team together and registered today! Click for more details.

Event Details  
Captain's Cup Fitness Challenge

Wed., April 3 at Gym 4 from 4:30-6:30pm. In teams of three (male or female) participants will compete in five different fitness events (team and individual style). The team with the most amount of points at the end of all five events will be crowned champions!

Event Details  
SAPR 5K Run / 2 Mile Walk

Wed., April 10 at 4pm in front of Ross Theater, B110. Wear a white shirt and come to Ross Field - no registration necessary. Along the route you will get hit with colored powder that will transform that white shirt into a one-of-a-kind keepsake!

Run Details  
Command Fitness Leader Course

Course Dates: Mon., April 22 - Fri., April 26. Open to all Active Duty personnel. Applicants must meet pre-course requirements and be nominated thru your Chain of Command. Click for more details!

Class Details  
New Fitness Class Schedule

New Fitness Class Schedule starts Mon., March 4. We offer a variety of group fitness classes to help you achieve your fitness goals! Classes are free and open to all MWR eligible patrons of all fitness levels. First Come First Serve. No Reservation Required.

Current Class Schedule  
1000lb & 500lb Club

The 1000lb & 500lb Club is an exclusive weightlifting club for both male and female lifters. Click for more details!

Community Rec Extends Hours

The Community Rec Office & Marina, B13 has extended their hours! You may now visit us Tues. – Sat. from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Ticket appointments are available from 9am - 4pm. Call 847-688-5417 to book!

Community Recreation  
Drop In Program: Lunar Eclipse Viewer

Drop in programs are back! On Mon., April 8 there will be a total lunar eclipse and we don't want you to miss it! Stop by the Community Rec Office & Marina during our hours of operation to create your very own eclipse viewer for FREE!

Universal Orlando Freedom Pass Tickets

Did you know Universal Orlando offers a Freedom Pass for as low as $210? This pass allows you to go as many times as you want through Dec. 20, 2024, bouncing between the parks, with NO BLACKOUT DATES! In addition, if you previously purchased 2024 Universal Orlando tickets and did not purchase your cap of 6 total tickets for the year per eligible ID, you are NOW ELIGIBLE to purchase up to your remaining allotment for the year.

Ticket Information  
Chicago Hockey Tickets

March is the last remaining full month of regular season hockey! Don't miss your chance to see the Chicago Blackhawks or Chicago Wolves this season. Click for more information on how to capitalize on discounted or free tickets.

Hockey Ticket Information  
Summer Sailing Classes

Interested in taking sailing lessons this summer? We offer Basic Sailing (Mate A) and Intermediate Sailing (Skipper B) courses starting in May. Call us at 847-688-5417, and we'll get you added to our distribution list for more information once available.

Marina Brochure  
Summer Boat Storage

Summer boating season is just two months away! Consider storing your boat here at Naval Station Great Lakes for a great discounted rate. Click on pricing and further information or call us at 847-688-5417.

Marina Brochure  
Great Lakes RV Campground

Naval Station Great Lakes RV Campground is already filling up for the summer season! Don’t wait and book your upcoming vacation stay today! Call us at 847-688-6763.

MWR Vehicle Storage Lots

Purchasing a new recreational vehicle for the summer? Rest assured your vehicle will be safe in one of our two vehicle storage lots located in housing and accessible 24/7 for your convenience. Click below for details or call us at 847-688-5417 for eligibility and availability.

Story Time & Craft

We have two story times this month at 11am in the children’s room at the Great Lakes Library. Wed., March 13 will focus on climate change and Wed., March 20 will focus on blossoms and plant sprouts.

Event Details  
Blind Date with a Book Winners

February’s Blind Date with a Book winners will be chosen on Mon., March 18. Stop in the library to find out who our two winners are!

Event Details  
Happening in March at the Epicenter

Don't miss out on Movies, Thursday Karaoke, Friday Night DJ, Saturday Night Dance Parties, a St Patrick’s Day Celebration, Cosmic Bowling, food and drink specials and the NCAA Division Tournament! Click for details.

Epicenter Events  
Trivia Night at the Brew Club

Join us at the Brew Club for trivia night covering a range of topics from ancient history to TV and movies. There’s something for everyone! Click for details.

Liberty March Events & Trips

The Liberty Program is for enlisted E-1 to -E6 Active Duty personnel. It is based out of the Loft Recreation Center B2A (third deck). Every month they offer a variety of events, activities, and competitions for eligible patrons.

Liberty March Events  
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