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On July 3, 1911, Joseph Gregg was the first recruit to arrive at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago. The training station had been dedicated that same year by President Taft, after being approved in 1904 by Theodore Roosevelt. Gregg went on to graduate in that first class of 300. Today, Naval Station Great Lakes is the largest training station in the U.S. Navy, encompassing more than 1,600 acres.
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