Hello all. It's been fun blogging about Navy Boot Camp for the last year. I have two kids that went through Boot Camp last year and both are doing well and are happy with their decision to join the Navy. I never imagined the reaction that I would get when I started to post my kids letters home from Boot Camp on this Blog. It has been so positive. It's been nice to be able the help hundreds of future recruits and their families and friends with their questions and concerns. Usually after someone graduates Boot Camp I never hear from them or their families again and that's ok but it is nice to be remembered.
Today I got a very nice e-mail from Carlos in White Plains, NY who just had a family member ( Pablo ) graduate from Navy Boot Camp Feb 29, 2007 Division 094. I am going to post his e-mail below.
"Had a truly memorable visit to Great Lakes for the Graduation on 29 Feb.
I'LL SAY IT AGAIN--- your posts and blogs about the experience and base itself,
gave some much needed insight and proved EXTREMELY helpful to helping us
understand and "know what to expect"
Our Grad was very impressed with how much we knew about "Boot Camp"
before he could even begin to TELL US a story.... heh.
Everything went smooth, from the parking to the liberty periods to the traveling
to/from Chicago.... very much grateful to your posts & responses all this time!
( stayed at the Motel 6 Waukegan which was NOT advertised in the flyer,
but did receive a VERY IMPRESSIVE $50 nightly rate-- which beat out
anything the MWL flyer had offered" )"
Carlos also e-mailed me some pictures and links that I will share with you.
METRA Great Lakes Station (on the Base)
(Trains from Kenosha, WISCONSIN to CHICAGO)
METRA Waukegan, IL Station (same line; hotel station)
**CHICAGO UNION STATION (with Great Hall)**
Gurnee Mills Mall (1 floor 200+ stores)
Here's our guy from Division 094