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Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Great Lakes has provided links to non-government web sites that may be of interest to our viewers. However, Naval Training Center Great Lakes does not endorse the facts presented or the products advertised by these web sites.

U.S. Naval Historical Center
This site is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in learning more about the U.S. Navy. It has a searchable photo gallery and access to the Navy Library card catalog.


National Archives
Their research room is one of the best online. You can also access their searchable archives (NAIL) and download PDF files to request military service record information.

Library of Congress 
Searchable archives/photos
The founders of this website are putting the entire Dictionary of American Fighting Ships online. While this is still an ongoing process, the site has already has information and photos of many American fighting ships.


Naval Training Center, Great Lakes
Our parent command's web site lets you know what is happening with today's recruits. It also has maps, links to other area commands and selections from the weekly base newspaper, the Great Lakes Bulletin.


Lake County, Illinois
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Find out what's happening and where to go in Lake County, Illinois.


Naval Training Center Re-opens
U.S. Navy; Great Lakes, IL, 1935
Recruit activities are chronicled in this collection of photographs taken between 1935-1937. The originals are in the collection of the Great Lakes Naval Museum. They are posted at DigitalPast, a project of The North Suburban (Illinois) Library System.

Time machine
For a taste of Great Lakes history, search the Chicago Daily News archives at the Library of CongressOff-site link. Type in "Great Lakes" (without the quotes) and hit enter to see over 100 photos of our facility from our inception until the early 1930's.

Published: Tue Jul 29 12:48:04 EDT 2014