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January 2022 • Stay Informed, Stay Involved, Stay Connected •

Community Recreation (CR)

The CR Office (Bldg. 13) is located on the lakefront and is home to the Ticket Office, Rental Center, the Great Lakes Marina, and the Ships Store.

24th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Join us at the lakefront on Sat., Jan. 29 and check off one of the MAJOR Midwest bucket list items - jump into a carved out section of frozen Lake Michigan! Registration opens at 10am. Jumping begins at 11am. The command with the most participation will receive the Coolest Command Challenge Award! Proudly Sponsored by: USAA*. Details: (

Chicago Wolves Tickets

Hockey season is in full swing and we have FREE Chicago Wolves* tickets down at the CR Office (Bldg. 13) for you and nine guests! This offer is available for all home games during their regular season. 
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Spring Break Travel

Planning a trip over spring break? Check out ( for military discounts on rental cars, airfare, hotels, local attractions, and MORE! Need attraction tickets during your trip? Contact the CR Office at 847-688-5417 to see what we have to offer.

MWR Rental Center

Winter is here! Head down to the Rental Center (Bldg. 13) and check out all the winter rental equipment we have available, including: ice fishing gear, snow shoes, ice skates, snow pants, sleds, hockey and broom ball equipment and much more! Details: (

Marina - RV Campground - Ships Store

The MWR RV Campground Customer Service Desk will transition to the CR Office (Bldg. 13) on Mon., Jan. 31. All customer services (check in, check out, maintenance support, laundry, and showers) will be available during regular hours of operation. More info: 847-688-5417.

Fitness B-I-N-G-O: Jan. 17-30

Jumpstart your fitness goals by participating in a fun MWR fitness challenge, inspired by the classic game of BINGO! Over the designated two weeks, we will challenge you to complete a variety of fitness tasks. You will have the chance to redeem up to three MWR Fitness prizes by filling up rows on your Bingo card as you complete the challenges. Join us at the Fitness Center (Bldg. 2A) today! Proudly Sponsored by USAA*.
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BINGO Card & Rules: (

If Fitness Bingo isn't your thing - try one of our fitness classes!
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Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility

The Veterinary Clinic (Bldg. 43H) is a fully functional small animal clinic, offering vaccines, wellness appointments, sick calls, surgery and dental cleanings.

  • Eligibility: Activity duty military, reserve, retired, and family members with a valid ID card.
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri. for appointments and often have same-day appointment availability.
  • Email: or call 847-688-5740 to schedule an appointment.
  • Follow us on Facebook: at ( for weekly pet veterinary facts and tips.  In January we will be covering common household toxins, starting with ethylene glycol.  Ethylene glycol is found in antifreeze and windshield de-icing agents and is actually sweet tasting, so many pets will drink it voluntarily if it spills on the ground.  It is EXTREMELY toxic and pets should be rushed to the ER immediately, if you think they may have ingested some. Follow us for more tips!

Great Lakes Brew Club

MWR’s Brew Club is located in (Bldg. 140) and provides a cozy, relaxing atmosphere where you can taste and enjoy some of the country's best craft and specialty beers. We rotate the beer lineup frequently, so your taste buds will always find something new! January's highlighted selections are brews of the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers are the 2021 NFC North Champions - but which seasonal brew will be crowned our winner? Stop in and help us decide! The Brew Club is open to all hands, 21+ on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 4:30-9pm.


Spinz Cheeseburger Pizza

Join us at Spinz (Bldg. 525) for our new Cheeseburger Pizza! We are taking the burger to the pizza. Special limited time offer - only available in Jan. and Feb.: 11” for $14.50 or 14” for $18.50. Stop in today!

Best Movie Prices in Town

Catch the newest blockbuster at Epicenter this month, ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ premiers in the MWR Theater (Bldg. 525) along with several other of the latest box office hits! Tickets are only $3.50 for Active Duty and $4.50 for civilians.
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Great Lakes Library

The MWR Library (Bldg. 617) hours are now Mon.-Fri.: 10am-5pm. The Library will be closed weekends and Federal Holidays. Join us on Wed., Jan. 19 at 10am for Story Time - all ages welcome!

Loft Recreation Center

The Loft is open to all E1-E6 Active Duty personnel. We have over 300 video games, 800 movies, numerous tabletop games, board games, laptops with CAC readers, and so much more for FREE! Come check out our facility at Bldg. 2A, 3rd Deck during the following hours: Mon.-Tues.: 4:30-9:30pm; Thurs.-Fri.: 4:30-9:30pm; Sat.-Sun.: 1:30-9:30pm.

Liberty Program

The Liberty program is open to all E1-E6 Active Duty personnel. Can’t find anything to do over the weekend? Looking for ways to burn off some steam throughout the week? Hoping to make the most of your time at Naval Station Great Lakes? Follow us on social media for weekly updates on things to do at a discount, or even for FREE - see links below. 

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