Cubs and BCGs


Chicago Cubs Pitcher Andrew Cashner speaks with recruits rocking the BCGs at Great Lakes. // MC2 Thomas Miller

The recruits at Great Lakes had a visit last week from the Cubs. The picture above shows Cubs’ top-prospect reliever Andrew Cashner talking to future sailors on Jan. 13.

Things change at Great Lakes from year to year: stress cards or no stress cards, boots or tennis shoes, utilities or NWUs. But the one thing that remains constant is the coke bottle, Jerry Lewis-esque eye wear the recruits call “BCGs” or “birth control glasses.”

Cheer up, guys. It’s only eight weeks.


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  1. Don’t knock the BCG’s. I attended and graduated from Basic with my BCG’s. They were the least of my worries before, during, and after that training.

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