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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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Latest Activity: Nov 6


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

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Sent to Ship 5 Yesterday (6/5/14)

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day to day on Ship 5

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

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Appealing Sep

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What does it really mean?

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Pay While on Ship 5

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Ship 5

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Waiting for My Son to come home

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my daughter sent to ship 5

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Separated for A.D.D.

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Simply Appalling!!

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Navy Mom 1 of 2

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How will the Gov Shutdown affect SEPS

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my son was seperated

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Comment by LoriM on November 6, 2014 at 1:38pm

he will be advised if he has a choice to stay and try and get a waiver there,,,   since he is so early in boot,, I would try to stay for a bit,, but if not come home and get the necessary waiver and go back,,, if he stays,, he gets paid and will not have to have a 6 month waiting period like if he comes home.  About rejoining his Div,,, unless the waiver gets done in  like 5 days he will not be put back with that Div..the other part about staying or fighting from home,, if he stays and fights he probably will not get a PIR he would just be shipped to a school after he finishes,, if he comes home it will start all over with a PIR.. there is so much to look at,,, 

Comment by zaipai on November 6, 2014 at 12:57pm

My son called just after being at boot camp for 1 day.  He was honest about taking ADHD meds, even after his recruiter told him not to disclose.  He was happy that he made the decision to be honest.  They put him through 4 medical evaluations, he passed them all.  He was made guidon of his division and then got the RPoc position this past Monday.  He called yesterday to say that he had been sent to Ship 5.  He wants to fight it.  Is there any chance that he can get the waivers he needs while he is there and rejoin a division. 

Comment by LoriM on October 31, 2014 at 11:17am

mishka422   Prayers and hugs to you all.  He will find his way to get back there.  He sounds very determined!  Talk with his recruiter, if they do not make a plan of action to help him with a plan of action, look for another recruiter that will.  He will do it!!!!  I am here if you need me.

Comment by mishka422 on October 29, 2014 at 10:21pm

My son is home.  He has a code RE-8 on his discharge form which is what we expected to see.  He is glad to be home but anxious to try to move forward with getting a waiver to get back in.  I hope to God he gets it because this is all he wants in his life.  He is determined to serve.  I hope he still can.

Comment by mishka422 on October 28, 2014 at 4:58pm

My son sent his dad a facebook message and said he was coming home this Wednesday (tomorrow) but that was it.  No info about how, when, etc.  We both work.  I have no idea how he is going to get home from the airport, bus station, whatever.  I swear, I just want him home in my arms.

Comment by LoriM on October 16, 2014 at 12:34pm

He can talk to the Chaplain,,, they also have legal he can talk to ....Does he have a separations code yet that they want use?  I sent you a pm with my number,,, you can use that for faster answers,,,  my daughter did not think ship 5 was bad,,, it is just sad at that time knowing the dream can be gone,, if they don't fight,,,, nobody is mean....

Comment by mishka422 on October 16, 2014 at 12:16pm

My son just called me and he sounds so defeated.  I've never heard him this sad.  I told him that if he wants to fight this and try to get the medical waiver that he should stay there and fight and not come home yet but he just kept saying he just wants to come home.  I asked him not to sign anything or agree to anything until he really thinks this over.

Are there any sort of advocates there on base he could request to talk to that might be more clear about laying out his options?  He feels like he is being beat over the head with information but none of it seems complete.  He's just so sad and overwhelmed.  To make it all the way through PIR and then run into a problem is just devastating.

Comment by mishka422 on October 16, 2014 at 9:52am

Thank you LoriM!  I will tell him as soon as he gets in touch with me again.  It was heavenly having contact with him (even though it was just through Facebook Messenger) every evening but, from what I hear, Ship 5 is like prison.  Is that true?

Comment by LoriM on October 15, 2014 at 9:54pm

Hi mishka422,,, tell him to try and get the medical waiver while there if he can.  He will get paid while there and he will not have to repeat boot camp if he gets it handled there.  If he comes home he will have to get the waiver and start all over.  If this is what he really wants tell him to fight.  Tell him don't give up,,, took my daughter a year and a half to get waivered the first time.  She went to boot got very sick and a fracture in her foot and was unable to pass her run.  She came home to get better and she had to wait 6 months before she could even begin to get waiver to go back.  Then started the process all over again.  If he can keep his spirits up,, fight it there,,, a lot faster even if it takes a month or two.  Also maybe if goes home easily they don't have to worry about him.  If he really wants it,, and fights they will see he really wants it!  I am here if you need me.  Prayers!

Comment by mishka422 on October 15, 2014 at 6:51pm

I'm hoping for some guidance and help.  My son had PIR on 10-3-14.  He had called the night before we left for PIR to tell us he was being put on a medical hold for 2 weeks but he didn't know why.  We went to PIR and he had liberty all weekend.  All seemed ok.  He went to medical that first week, they checked him over and sent him back to the THU.  He's been standing watch and escorting recruits.  This morning he had another appointment at medical and they informed him he was being medically separated because of some information in his pediatric medical file that we had been advised wasn't pertinent.  He ADHD when he was younger but outgrew it and hadn't been medicated for the last several years.  

He is totally devastated.  This was what he wanted to do with his life more than anything.  Why let him graduate only to yank his successes away over something so far in the past that doesn't have any effect on him now?  He was told he can apply for a  medical waiver but he isn't sure how long that might take or if it would be successful.  They said he could come home and apply for the medical waiver.

Does anyone have any experience with this?  Would it be better for him to stay there and fight than to come home and attempt it?  I need to give him some advice ASAP but I have no idea what to tell him!



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