Navy Runner-Up Worst 2
Naval Station Great Lakes located an hour North of Chicago on Lake Michigan.
Nicknamed the “Great Mistakes”, this old base gets down to -20ish degrees in the winter. On top of that, although located pretty far out-side of Chicago…the city still has a reputation for the high cost of living.
Side-note: “Great Mistakes” nickname is in reference to the Navy’s Recruit Training Command which is a boot camp before trying-out to become a Navy SEAL (at Coronado Island, CA). As in, the regret felt by some recruits wondering what they got themselves into.