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Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)


Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)

For loved ones and graduates of Ship 5(17) no critics!This is a haven for the above, not for those seeking to attack those in need of support! PLEASE READ THRU MASTHEAD. MANY QUESTIONS ANSWERED HERE!

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LEGAL 847-688-4949 hit 1 at first prompt, 7 at 2nd.
***Have recruit sign WAIVER so they can speak to you about their case. The hours in Legal are 9 am to 5 pm Central Time. This is only if they are being separated and have been transfered to Ship 5.
If they are being separated on medical issue, have them sign HIPPA release so you can talk about the medical issues too.
Medical 847-688-6755
ADDRESSES FOR ALL SHIPS add division number.
Ship 5
3610 Illinois Street
Great Lakes, IL 60088-3118
PUBLIC AFFAIRS 847-688-2405 if no word from recruit they will have them call back!!
TRANSPORTATION ;Once your recruit has a date going home a civilian handles the actual arrangements His number is 847-688-2767 ext 112, Most recent update is this person only hands over the paper work to the travel office which handles the travel arrangements.Have recruit call when he gets to that point to firm up the arrangements.
Contact your CONGRESSMAN if your recruit is getting a raw deal, it does wonders.
Recruit Training Command Ombudsman
(ombudsman assists with problems recruit s family is experiencing)
Ombudsman info
Great Lakes, Illinois 60088-2845
DSN: 792-3603 ext. 100
PHONE: 847-688-3603 ext 100
This one has specific numbers too
NORTH CHICAGO VA HOSPITAL NAVY LIASON; for hospitalized recruits
1-847-688-1900 ext.85438 or 85441
write to
5722 Integrity Drive
Bldg 768
Millington, Tenn 38054
Phone; 800-522-3451 Mon thru Fri 8am to 4 pm
GreatLakes Web page
go to Great Lakes Directory on that page for phone numbers not listed here
RED CROSS ASSISTANCE FOR CONTACTING MILITARY IN FAMILY EMERGENCY,1082,0_476_,00.html Refer to this page re Red Cross Assistance Phone number; 877-2727337
TAMP (Transitional Assistance Management Program) is a program that offers TriCare standard benefits to separated service members (and their dependents) for 180 days after separation. The coverage begins the day following separation, and you can then go to CHCBP (Continued Health Care Benefit Program- similar to COBRA at $933/quarter for service member, $1900 for family), The separated service member has to call and activate the TAMP benefits. That's it- just a phone call. The service member had to have served for than 30 days and the cause for separation has to be no fault of their own (like a medical condition). DEFINITELY worth looking into! Here's the info:
Here's the link for info about the CHCBP, as well:



This contains all the codes and authorities complete with detailed explanations. It explains every block and every code on a DD-214.


Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military Services

  Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 6130.03


Criteria and Procedure Requirements for Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Armed Forces

  Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 6130.4

Discussion Forum

Anyone else with a loved one in THU side of Ship 05??

Started by Texasnavymom. Last reply by Jill downing-jones Apr 3. 4 Replies

Appealing Sep

Started by Deebs. Last reply by AZNavymom Mar 26. 6 Replies

What does it really mean?

Started by MrsL. Last reply by AZNavymom Feb 18. 11 Replies

Pay While on Ship 5

Started by navygirl10. Last reply by navygirl10 Feb 14. 5 Replies


Started by Cookiechand. Last reply by AZNavymom Jan 18. 2 Replies

Ship 5

Started by MoDrummey. Last reply by AZNavymom Jan 11. 2 Replies

Waiting for My Son to come home

Started by Bradys_Mom. Last reply by AZNavymom Jan 11. 32 Replies

my daughter sent to ship 5

Started by serenasmom. Last reply by proudmomma94 Dec 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Separated for A.D.D.

Started by Mom-Adam A. Last reply by AZNavymom Nov 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Thoughts on Anxiety disorders and sailor giving up

Started by Lauren ship 5 (ship 14 Div 390). Last reply by AZNavymom Nov 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Simply Appalling!!

Started by Navy_Mom (Ship 9 Div 215). Last reply by momofcct Nov 11, 2013. 29 Replies

Navy Mom 1 of 2

Started by bonichione. Last reply by AZNavymom Oct 31, 2013. 1 Reply

How will the Gov Shutdown affect SEPS

Started by Scarednavywife. Last reply by AZNavymom Oct 15, 2013. 17 Replies

my son was seperated

Started by momof5kids. Last reply by momof5kids Oct 4, 2013. 13 Replies

Moms of sons formerly of Ship 14 Div 426

Started by zacsmom. Last reply by zacsmom Oct 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Sent to Ship 5 today

Started by JC's Mom. Last reply by Scarednavywife Oct 2, 2013. 11 Replies

Life After Ship 5- SEPS, how is your SR doing?

Started by AZNavymom. Last reply by AZNavymom Oct 1, 2013. 5 Replies

Son sent to Ship 5 and is coming home

Started by texasmom. Last reply by AZNavymom Sep 25, 2013. 50 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by HuntersMom 14 hours ago

My Son Got a E-8, So that is good right? Does that mean he can reinlist? I just wanted to make sure. It doesn't seem fair that they are sent home just in a sweatsuit after paying for all those uniforms. Looks like they could at least keep one. Just my opinion.. 

Comment by Angie on Monday

They normally fly them home, unless they do not have an ID (the military one is returned, they can not keep that).  Regarding the uniforms, they have to be paid for, and can not be kept as they are the military's, they also can not reissue those uniforms as they have been used.

Regarding the writing your congressman and complaining, that does not do much...except make you feel better.  All that happens is that a staff member from the staff, writes a letter to the CO or RTC asking RTC to show they did not do anything wrong.  RTC (and most other commands) have forum letters they send back tot he congressman staff.  Your loved one might get out of their sooner, or get stay longer due to your actions. 

Regarding pay, they get paid until the day they leave RTC, not just the date they sign paper work

Comment by Camsproudmom on Sunday
My son went in on April 8th. Seems every unfair they have to pay for the stuff & have to give it back.
Comment by xsubman on Sunday

Yes they will travel in there pt gear/sweats yes they will pay for the things they were given not sure how long your son was there, mine was Feb 13 issued all the cold weather gear was about 700 bucks still get paid up to singing of paper work so he broke about even got 23 bucks back on his first and only payday now less weather gear i hear runs around 500 bucks and everyone in bootcamp is payed E1 about maybe 50 bucks a day give or take pending taxes now again every case is different and yes because of being over loaded with SR the navy is recycling alot of things my son had to return his boots and the digital BDU  but not being charged for them 

Comment by Camsproudmom on Sunday
I have been reading a lot of past post. Is it true they will come home in a sweat suit & they have to pay for the uniforms after they r home if their pay did not cover them? I would think if they have to pay for them they should be able to keep them I don't understand having to pay for something u never used nor that u don't get to keep.
Comment by Camsproudmom on Sunday
Mykidsinthenavy I was told they allowed to call tue, thur & Sundays so I am hoping I will get a call tomorrow. If nit I will overnight a letter first thing Monday & also call legal & admin. I know he has a phone card & did have money when he left for bc not sure now. I did mail him out a letter a few days ago to ship 5 soon as I learned he was moved however I did not know to tell him to sign papers at that time.
Comment by MyKidIsInNavy on Saturday

Calling PAO will not really get you anywhere, I suggest you write to your SR and overnight the letter telling them to be sure to sign off the paperwork with legal to allow then to discuss the situation with you.  You can try calling Legal or Ship 5 Admin if this has already been done.  They will have chances to call you and also check emails and facebook too IF they have money to do so.  Try not to worry, remember, they are adults and strong people.

Comment by Camsproudmom on Saturday
Mykidsinthensvy, I have been reading a lot of pld post in this group & I am now worried sick about my son seeings how he has been at ship 5 for over a week & I have nor been able to talk to him. I see some post that say if u call public affairs they will have your SR call back pretty fast wondering if this is true & if this is a call I should make?
Comment by MyKidIsInNavy on Saturday

I was not trying to upset anyone, but the questions were asked and I wanted to answer them the best I could.  Just tell your SR's to stay to themselves and keep their mouth's closed and all will be fine.  Keep in mind, Ship 5 is loaded with anyone and everyone being sent home, so it is a melting pot of personalities and attitudes and the process to get home will take between 21-37 days depending on the case and if they need to be declared FFT (fit for travel).  MOST do fly home, but again, you can make arrangements to meet them at the train station right outside the gate at RTC or at the aiport before they board their flights if you want to road trip.

Comment by Camsproudmom on Saturday
I am with huntersmom if I find out my son was treated badly my congressman will know who I am on a first name base! If a kid is separated for a medical this is not anything they have control over & I would think that since the Navy is suppose to instill honor, courage & pride they should treat these young men & women with respect. I am now more worried about my son & his well being & hope I get a call Sunday.

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