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Jayson Cobb of Alabama hugs his fiance Haley Martin after graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
  Jayson Cobb of Alabama hugs his fiance Haley Martin after graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Former recruits, now sailors, embrace after graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
  Former recruits, now sailors, embrace after graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
US States Senator Mark Kirk, left, stands at attention during the national anthem as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary. On his left is Rear Admiral Tilghman D. Payne, USN Commander, Naval Region Midwest.
  US States Senator Mark Kirk, left, stands at attention during the national anthem as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary. On his left is Rear Admiral Tilghman D. Payne, USN Commander, Naval Region Midwest.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Colandus Francis of Penn Sauken, New Jersey holds his 17 month old daughter London following graduation at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1000 recruits graduated on the 100th anniversary of the base.
  Colandus Francis of Penn Sauken, New Jersey holds his 17 month old daughter London following graduation at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1000 recruits graduated on the 100th anniversary of the base.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
  Graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A recruit performs with a show rifle as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  A recruit performs with a show rifle as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau gives a speech as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau gives a speech as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Recruit units march onto Ross Field at Great Lakes Naval Station during graduating ceremonies Friday. About 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  Recruit units march onto Ross Field at Great Lakes Naval Station during graduating ceremonies Friday. About 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Mark Kirk, second from right, and other Navy dignitaries unveil a rededication plaque commemorating the Great Lakes Naval Station's 100th anniversary Friday.
  Mark Kirk, second from right, and other Navy dignitaries unveil a rededication plaque commemorating the Great Lakes Naval Station's 100th anniversary Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Recruits with their state flags stand at attention as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
  Recruits with their state flags stand at attention as Great Lakes Naval Station held a rededication ceremony while graduating about 1,000 recruits on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
From left, Mary, Gayle and Jessica Seals watch graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1000 recruits graduated on the 100th anniversary of the base.
  From left, Mary, Gayle and Jessica Seals watch graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1000 recruits graduated on the 100th anniversary of the base.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Loved ones meet sailors following graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
  Loved ones meet sailors following graduation ceremonies at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday. About 1,000 recruits graduated on its 100th anniversary.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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