Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Experience of RTC - Great Lakes, Illinois

The Graduation of Division 360 on October 16, 2009, from the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.

I am in the center between the two white flags



The Graduation Hall at Great Lakes at which we spent quality time going over drill after drill until we had what been told "simple steps" committed to mental and muscle memory!




The first site visitors to the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower unless you ask a native Chicagoan then it is still and will forever be the Sears Tower!  Surprisingly, Arabic and Russian are not on here...


I believe going to the top of the Tower is a must for any site-seer in the Windy City!  Not only for the view, but for the bird's eye view of what else you can explore within this historic city from the 108th story "bubble".



I wish I had been paying a little more attention as to where this church was exactly.  I know it is somewhere on the northern side of Chicago near a Christian Academy that has architectural styles similar to Swiss Protestant structures and near a historic downtown area with random odd's and end's shops.  If anyone knows more about this church, please leave a comment for me!  I would like to revisit this area again someday!

The Trip Home... One Last Time

Before making my way to board the plane... the goodbyes came first!


One of my last days as a 'civilian'....