USO RTC Great Lakes is located on the Recruit Training Command side of Naval Station Great Lakes. This facility is only open to staff stationed at RTC Great Lakes, not recruits.
Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Upcoming Events

  1. USO Tickets for Troops: Chicago Bears Training Camp 

    USO Illinois Administrative Offices

    Halas Hall 1920 Football Dr. Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Football Pre-Season Has Arrived!!! Da Bears!

    Aug 21st, 2022 9:00 AM CDT ( 900R)

  2. USO Entertainment: Q&A with V.E. Schwab 

    USO Illinois Administrative Offices


    Join the USO for a live discussion and Q&A with #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab on Monday, August 22nd at 11am EST/8am PT.

    Aug 22nd, 2022 10:00 AM CDT (1000R)

  3. USO Great Lakes: Netflix & Nachos 

    USO Great Lakes Center

    530 B Farragut Ave. Building 27 Great Lakes, IL 60088

    Join USO Great Lakes every Tuesday in August for Netflix and Nachos! We’ve got the toppings and the streaming services, so come on in, kick up your shoes, and binge on TV and nachos!

    Aug 23rd, 2022 12:00 PM CDT (1200R)

  4. USO Transitions: USO Careers 

    USO Illinois Administrative Offices


    Considering a career at the USO? Join us to learn about the many employment opportunities available & what it could be like to be a part of our team! #usotransitions

    Aug 23rd, 2022 6:00 PM CDT (1800R)

  5. USO Transitions: Navigating VA Home Loans Workshop with Mutual of Omaha 

    USO Illinois Administrative Offices


    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO on August 24 at 11am EST/8am PT as we bring in the experts to assist! #usotransitions

    Aug 24th, 2022 10:00 AM CDT (1000R)


About this Location

USO Great Lakes RTC is located at Naval Station Great Lakes: Recruit Training Command (RTC). This facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The USO’s mission at RTC is to create an unstaffed “Home Away from Home” for the service members entrusted with training the next generation of United States Navy Sailors.

Our unstaffed USO lounges feature TVs with various streaming networks to stay up to date on all of the latest shows and sports, comfortable chairs and couches to relax, snacks and refreshments, and other amenities such as board games, books, and playing cards to help pass the time.

For military service members and families PCSing to Naval Station Great Lakes, check out our PCS Guide to learn all the Great Lakes tips and tricks!

Amenities at this Location

Food & Beverages
  • Beverages
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Snack Bar
  • Snacks
  • Desks & Work Areas
  • Wi-Fi
Multimedia & Gaming
  • Board & Table Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Streaming Services (Hulu, Netflix, HBO, ESPN)
  • TV & Cable
Rest & Relaxation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Sleeping & Quiet Area
  • Toiletries
Services & Information
  • Open 24 Hours

Programs at this Location

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