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Meet your Navy Ombudsman!

Navy Family Ombudsmen serve as a liaison between commands and all family members within a command, including spouses, parents and extended family members.  The Ombudsman Code of Ethics guarantees support of the mission, respect for the chain of command, professionalism and confidentiality within program guidelines.

The Recruit Training Command Ombudsman primary focus is Staff and Family local connections. 
If you would like to contact them, you can do so through the
Commander Naval Installations Command Registry

Check out the info video on “What an Ombudsman is.”
Navy Ombudsman: Resources for Sailors, Families

Check out the Ombudsman Program History here:
History of the Navy Ombudsman

Meet your Fleet and Family Support Center! 

Trained as Information and Referral specialists, FFSCs provide families with information regarding transition assistance, counselling services, military life skills education, and other Command support for sexual assault prevention, family advocacy, suicide prevention, and crisis support.

Check out the Great Lakes Fleet & Family Support Center (just inside Mainside Gate-1):
Naval Station Great Lakes Fleet & Family Support Center
To learn more about your next duty station FFSC, check out the global registry:
USN Global Fleet & Family Support Center Directory
Check out the info video on What your FFSC offers
Navy Fleet and Family Support Programs


Meet your Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation!

Your Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program is a quality-of-life program that directly supports readiness by providing a variety of community, Sailor, and Family support activities and services.

Check out the Naval Station Great Lakes Morale, Welfare & Recreation
Naval Station Great Lakes MWR
To find out more about your next duty station’s MWR programs check out
To learn more about your Navy MWR checkout the info video
Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation



Meet your United Service Organization!

The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.  Since 1941, the USO has been the nation's leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform.
Check out the Great Lakes United Services Organization (just inside Main side Gate-1):
USO Great Lakes Center
To learn more about worldwide USO facilities, checkout
Check out the USO video for more info
USO - Force Behind the Forces® - YouTube



Meet your Navy Heritage!

The Navy History and Heritage Command offers resources to learn more about your Navy heritage to include 10 active museums across the United States.
Checkout the National Museum of the American Sailor here at Great Lakes (just outside Mainside Gate-1)
National Museum of the American Sailor
“Visit our museum” at your next duty station too!
Naval History and Heritage Command
Check out NHHC’s “On This Day” in Naval History shorts
NHHC On This Day - Playlist



Meet your Navy App Locker!

The Navy App locker offers on-the go Department of the Navy endorsed applications to learn more about Career, Fitness, Advancement, MWR, and Warrior Toughness applications and more!
Check out the App Locker at
U.S. Navy App Locker
Also checkout the Department of Veteran Affairs Mindfulness Coach app that goes great with your U.S. Navy Warrior Toughness App!
Department of Veteran Affairs Mindfulness Coach App