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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

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Address for Letters?

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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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Moms of sons formerly of Ship 14 Div 426

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Comment by Angie on July 8, 2014 at 3:02pm

Sweetpea, if he has more than 180 days in from the day he left for bootcamp, there is a process for separation which takes months.  If he has less than 180 days in they can separate him for anything.  If they put him LLD for 30 days they are trying to help him, the PO is NOT the one to say he gets separated.  You just have to wait

Comment by sweetpea on July 2, 2014 at 11:08am

Hi all, 

I am a newbie here. My sailor just texted me and told me that a PO at TPU told him to get ready to get kicked out. He is upset, frustrated and heartbroken after talking to the PO, and so am I. 

Here is the story. He just finished A school and suppose to be flew out to his ship this week. However, he has been having a groin problem since he was in bootcamp. He went to the doctor while he was in bootcamp (doctor told him that he might have or about to have one). Went through bootcamp with pain. Finally finished A school a few weeks ago and went to the doctor at a local base while he was on leave.  Confirmed its not hernia. Checked in at his 1st duty station a week ago, went to another doctor at his duty station. Doctor refer him to a sports doctor (tomorrow) and wrote him a note for MRI (next week) and he is on LLD for 30 days right now. 

What is next? Is he definitely going to be discharged like the PO told him, or he still have hope staying in? How long is it going to take to know whether his is going to be discharged or not? 


Comment by Camsproudmom on May 6, 2014 at 3:49pm
My son is home so time to say good bye thanks to those who were a support during this very trying time. I wish you all the best.
Comment by Camsproudmom on May 5, 2014 at 10:40am
Dose anyone know if u pick up your kid & they have a plane ticket can they turn that ticket in for a refund?
Comment by Angie on April 28, 2014 at 7:38pm

fyi..everyone who is separated from bootcamp needs at least one waiver (the one for being separated) and most likely need more than one, for what ever they where separated for

Comment by diannep on April 25, 2014 at 9:02am

The discharge codes are also listed above on this page.

Comment by diannep on April 25, 2014 at 8:57am

HuntersMom:  Looks like he cannot re enlist without a waiver.  Here is the link to the discharge codes:

Hoping that he is able to get that waiver and re enlist!

Comment by HuntersMom on April 24, 2014 at 9:18am

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 April 21, 2014 at 10:16am

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 April 19, 2014 at 10:53pm
My son went in on April 8th. Seems every unfair they have to pay for the stuff & have to give it back.

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