Presentation on theme: "WELCOME NAVY MOMS & DADS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PLEASE TAKE NOTES"— Presentation transcript:
1 WELCOME NAVY MOMS & DADS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PLEASE TAKE NOTES SARGE –Please program my cell phone number in your phone
2 TIME LINERTC gates open to visitors and security screenings begin. 6:30 a.m.Ceremonial drill hall doors open to graduation guests. 7 a.m.All guests should be seated. 8:45 a.m.Pass-In-Review commences. 9 a.m.Divisions arrive. 9:20 a.m.Pass-In-Review concludes. 10:30 a.m.Liberty Call, Recruits meet with guests on drill deck. Recruits and guests exit ceremonial drill hall to designated parking area 10:35 a.m.SARGE –
3 WHAT YOUR SAILOR NEEDS WHAT YOUR SAILOR WANTS SARGE – 847-212-0246 BOXER SHORTS FOR MALESMAKE-UP KITS FOR LADIESCELL PHONES AND LAP TOPSWHAT YOUR SAILOR WANTSTake a hot shower aloneSteak mealQuiet time with Spouse or GirlfriendSleep in a normal BedSARGE –
4 SET YOUR GPS TO OHIO STREET – GREAT LAKES PIR GRADUATION ENTRY AND TAXI PICK-UP/DROP OFF IS AT GATE # 8RECRUIT HEAVEN also known as NEXTAXI DROP/PICK UPGRADUATIONHALL ENTRANCETRAIN LOT$3.00TO PARK PAY HERE
5 BASIC RULES OF ENTRY TO BASE When driving onto Recruit Training Command please have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and vehicle gate pass ready as you will not be admitted without them. If you will be driving a rental car, the vehicle gate pass, rental agreement and your driver’s license will suffice. ALL VISITORS must present the vehicle gate pass if driving on RTC.No Hand held cell phones permitted for use by driver.Obey speed limits and directions of military and civilian guards.Lock your vehicle and remember your parking location. Also take identification.Remember there are two check points for ID. One at the gate, and one at the graduation hall.Wheel Chairs are available – ask guard at the entry to base.Walk on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks.All comments are taken seriously. No joking about terrorism or violence .Weapons possession on federal reservations is highly regulated and those who violate are subject to arrest and prosecution. If you are a police/federal/peace officer and required to carry a weapon, you must have prior clearance by GLPD.SARGE –
6 Access to Naval Station Great Lakes has been greatly modified in response to our heightened security posture. Guests should be aware that camera bags, purses, etc. are subject to search by Security. Contraband, including but not limited to: alcohol, illegal drugs, knives or weapons of any kind will be confiscated and you may not be permitted entry.Furthermore, smoking is not permitted onboard RTC.Outdoor photography and videotaping is not permitted onboard RTC. The graduation ceremony is held indoors, so ample photo/video taking is permitted in the ceremonial drill hall.For security and privacy reasons, guests are not permitted past the Chapel parking lot or the parking garage structure for any reason.SARGE –
7 Pass-In-Review Access List Children age 2 and younger do not need tobe listed on the access list and will not counttoward the maximum number of guests.All guests 18 years and older, must present valid government issued photo identification (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, military ID card).Guests 17 years or younger who do not possess one the items listed above must present one of the following: school ID card, driver’s permit, copy of their birth certificate or social security cardNo exceptions will be made for active duty service members or retired military personnel.SARGE –
8 Graduation HallCushions for seats – seats are bleacher style. Recommend cushions be purchased at Wal-Mart for comfort. Cameras welcome - Division numbers located on floor pedestals - if you want to ensure a seat in front of the division you must get there early.
9 GROUP II. Temporary Holdovers staying at RTC. It is important that you know these groups.There are three types of graduates.GROUP I. Departing A-School Graduates to another base OUTSIDE OF Great Lakes.GROUP II. Temporary Holdovers staying at RTC.GROUP III. Great Lakes Naval Station A-School sailors and 800 division sailors.
10 Departing A-School Students GROUP IDeparting A-School StudentsDeparting Sailors to A-Schools outside Great Lakes normally leave on Saturday Morning. In extreme cases some leave on Sunday Morning. They will be available immediately after the Graduation Ceremony and NORMALLY must be back at RTC (GATE 6) ON THE TOE LINE NLT 20:30hrs (8:30PM).Buses depart Great Lakes around 12:30 AM and 3:30 AM heading to O’Hare (TERMINAL 2 - DOOR 2A) and Midway (DOOR #1). Check your sailors schedule.You can meet your sailor at the Airport. Bring their cell phones and laptops.Your sailor can get you a security pass from the Airline Counter.DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINES OR THE USO. Only your sailor can get you a pass at the airport from the airline that he is traveling on.Park in the Short term garage or remote garage.Check with other families and try to share cost. We can provide late night taxi service to O’Hare and Midway at a reasonable cost. Cab sharing is encouraged.Remember if you get a security pass you will be treated like a flying passenger and you will have to meet all FAA and TSA guidelines.
11 GROUP II TEMPORARY HOLDOVERS This group of sailors have graduated and must have additional processing or waivers prior to departure from RTC to their new assignment. Additional processing can include but is not limited to.ReclassificationMedical WaiversSecurity ClearancesAdditional Medical TreatmentAdministrative Waivers/ReviewAwaiting A-School date at a location other than Great LakesThese sailors will have only a short time with you after graduation (about 30 minutes). They will return to their boot camp ships and will be out-processed and then moved to another ship on RTC for holdover in-processing. They will remain at RTC until matters are resolved or school dates assigned. They will have Liberty Friday (after in-processing) and on Saturday and Sunday. Check with them for their return times. They must return to RTC on Friday night GATE 6 - Normally NLT 22:00hrs (10 o'clock). CHECK WITH YOUR SAILOR!!!
12 EVENING DROP OFF IS AT RTC GATE # 6 DEPARTING A-SCHOOL STUDENTS AND HOLDOVERS MUST BE RETURNEDTO THIS GATE ONLYSET YOUR GPS TO ILLINOIS STREET – GREAT LAKESCHAPEL DO NOT GO BEYOND THIS POINT
13 GROUP III. Great Lakes Naval Station A-School sailors and 800 division sailors.This group of sailors have graduated and ARE NOT HOLD OVERS and will be transferred across the street to the NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES TRAINING COMMAND (NSTC). In-processing takes about 4 to 5 hours and they normally won’t be available for pick up until 2:30PM TO 4:30PM.These sailors will have only a short time with you after graduation (about 30 minutes). They will return to their boot camp ships and will be out-processed and then bused to NTSC FOR THEIR A-SCHOOL. They will remain at NTSC until graduation from A-School. They will have Liberty Friday(after in-processing) and on Saturday at 7AM and Sunday at 7AM. Check with them for their return times. They must return to NTSC EVERY NIGHT TO GATE 1 NLT 22:00hrs (10 o'clock).YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN YOUR SAILOR OUT/IN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. No need to sign your sailor in or out on Friday.
14 AFTERNOON PICK-UP AND EVENING DROP OFF FOR A-SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO TRANSFER TO GREAT LAKES MAIN SIDESET YOUR GPS TO FARRAGUT AVENUE – GREAT LAKES
15 DRIVING TIPSSpeed limits are strictly enforced on all roads in North Chicago and on the base.Do not block intersections or stop on railroad tracks.Right turn on red is permitted unless otherwise posted in Illinois.Seat beats must be worn by all passengers and driver.Have toll money ready. If you miss a toll you can pay online (www.illinoistollway.com) and avoid a fine.Cell phone use in school areas is prohibited.Drive defensively – most people will use GPS and turn at the last momentPrepare to wait on long line on Buckley Road (Illinois route 137)Vehicles will get ticketed for ( burnt headlights – Broken lenses) failure to signalSARGE –
16 GRADUATION SHORT CUT N E W S SPRINGHILL / COURTYARD HOLIDAY INN EXP RESIDENCE INNCANDELWOODSUPER 8 RAMADA INNMOTEL 6QUALITY INNAMERICA’S BESTRED ROOFNEWSRED CARPETDAYS INNSLEEP INNNAVY LODGE
17 SHORT CUT DIRECTIONSFROM THE NORTH – Take either Green Bay Road, or Hwy 41(Skokie Blvd), or Hwy 43 (Waukegan road) SOUTH to 22nd street (Martin Luther King Blvd), turn LEFT heading east for about 1 mile. Once you pass Commonwealth Ave, turn right at the next intersection (Hwy 137 – Bobby E. Thompson expressway). Stay in left lane and continue about ¾ of a mile and you will see the train station (OHIO STREET) . REMEMBER stay in the left lane and cross the intersection and head into the gate. Have gate passes and I.D.s ready.FROM THE SOUTH – Take either Green Bay Road, or Hwy 41(Skokie Blvd), or Hwy 43 (Waukegan road) NORTH to 22nd street (Martin Luther King Blvd), turn right heading east for about 1 mile. Once you pass Commonwealth Ave, turn right at the next intersection (Hwy 137 – Bobby E. Thompson expressway). Stay in left lane and continue about ¾ of a mile and you will see the train station. REMEMBER stay in the left lane and cross the intersection and head into the gate. Have gate passes and I.D.s ready.FROM THE WEST – Take Buckley Road (RT 137) to Hwy 41. Turn Left onto Hwy 41 and go one light to 22nd street (Martin Luther King Drive) and turn right and head east until HWY 137 Bobby E. Thompson Expressway, turn right and head straight into Ohio Street (REMEMBER STAY IN LEFT LANE)
18 IMPORTANT REVIEW PUT LABELS ON CAMERAS AND CELL PHONES If your sailor is staying here for A-SCHOOLOR IS IN RTC AS A HOLD OVERplease program my cell phone number in their phoneand take a LOYALITY CAB CARD $25.00 VALUEDon’t forget gate pass (only if you are driving) not needed when in a taxi or shuttle.Don’t forget ID’sIf you missed a toll – go toGate # 6 (RTC EVENING RETURN GATE) – Illinois StreetGate # 1 (A-School Gate PICK UP AND RTN) - Farragut AvenueGate # 8 (RTC Graduation Entrance Morning ) – Ohio StreetPUT LABELS ON CAMERAS AND CELL PHONES
19 My wife Linda and my daughter Kathy And Patty and Nick owners of Special thanks toMy wife Linda and my daughter KathyAnd Patty and Nick owners ofTRATTORIA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANTDon’t forget free meal for your Sailor at Trattoria’s Restaurant602 North Milwaukee AvenueLibertyville – IllinoisReservations recommended but not required.Please see flyer for details on free meal.