Well, good luck, this is not the time of year I would pick to be in No. Chicago. Lots of Great Lakes memories, I think our first paychecks were $28.50 for two weeks; later on, $55.00/mo combat pay didn't seem half bad.
How many weeks does basic last these days? Once he gets his time in, he'll do fine and learn a little street savvy along the way.
I never made it to the fleet and wore fatigues most of my enlistment, so much for seeing the world.