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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

SEPS--not the journey we expected

Started by A11rightythen. Last reply by AmyMatt1214 10 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Daughter moved to Ship 5

Started by Dakota's Mom. Last reply by Dakota's Mom on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Son in Ship 5 - ADHD

Started by Tonya. Last reply by Kim on Wednesday. 15 Replies

What next? New to all this

Started by Notsonavymom78. Last reply by JeepJKPearl on Monday. 1 Reply


Started by JeepJKPearl. Last reply by JeepJKPearl Jul 24. 2 Replies

Ship 05 July 2015

Started by RoTcMoM. Last reply by RoTcMoM Jul 16. 2 Replies

Updated: Do Appeals get Granted?

Started by lauren*nikosmom. Last reply by ⚓️NavyNukeWife Jul 5. 30 Replies

my daughter sent to ship 5

Started by serenasmom. Last reply by HulaMom Apr 3. 8 Replies

W2s for seps

Started by mom221Navy (Ship 13 Div 163). Last reply by xsubman Feb 10. 1 Reply

My daughter went to Ship 5 today!

Started by donna. Last reply by Heidimom Feb 3. 4 Replies

Address for Letters?

Started by smalltowniowamom. Last reply by jamesjr1mom Aug 25, 2014. 6 Replies

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

Started by SPC Nuke Husband (SHIP 5 SEPS). Last reply by SPC Nuke Husband (SHIP 5 SEPS) Jun 16, 2014. 3 Replies

day to day on Ship 5

Started by NavyMama23(Ship5 as of4/28/14). Last reply by navy1mom May 14, 2014. 8 Replies

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

Started by Texasnavymom. Last reply by Jill downing-jones Apr 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Appealing Sep

Started by Deebs. Last reply by AZNavymom Mar 26, 2014. 6 Replies

What does it really mean?

Started by MrsL. Last reply by AZNavymom Feb 18, 2014. 11 Replies

Pay While on Ship 5

Started by navygirl10. Last reply by navygirl10 Feb 14, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by Claudia 16 hours ago

I got a call from my son today.  We was granted an entry level discharge due to him failing his hearing test.  He has had issues with his ear in the past but past all previous hearing tests at meps.  I asked him if he could do something other than what his contract was for and he said no.  He will be in GL for 2 to 4 weeks then be sent home.

Comment by Lu on Wednesday

My son called today saying he is medically being discharged because it could take 6-12 months of recovery for Shoulder tendonitis, everywhere I have looked that recovery time seems a bit long. is there any way to contact him to get a hippa waiver signed? and try and keep him in the Navy. he really doesn't want to come home, just not given many options right now

Comment by RoTcMoM on July 15, 2015 at 11:18am

thank you diannep, I've printed some of the information here and sent it in a letter - sign waiver was the first thing

Comment by diannep on July 14, 2015 at 9:38pm

RoTcMoM:  When you hear from your SR, be sure to ask him to sign the papers to allow you to get info on him. Otherwise, everything is done between him and the Navy....glad he will fight it and hope it works out for him!

Comment by RoTcMoM on July 13, 2015 at 9:03pm

DS sent to ship 5 Friday for medical. He wants to fight it so, we will try to help him any way we can. advice, hints & tips appreciated

Comment by LoriM on June 30, 2015 at 1:56pm

brendap,,, Hopefully his discharge code will allow him to reenlist in 6 months if would like too,,, sorry I have not been on here in a while.   If you get to talk to him and he is interested in rejoining,,, tell him to ask for a discharge that allows reenlistment at a later date..

Comment by brendap on June 6, 2015 at 8:32pm

I forgot about this site...happy to have found it again. I have read some comments and some of my questions have been answered...even the older comments. Thanks.My son has seen legal and will be discharged soon he thinks

Comment by brendap on May 29, 2015 at 7:56am

Thank you all 

Comment by diannep on May 29, 2015 at 7:53am

brendap:  Calls from your SR could be random.....when he calls again, tell him to sign whatever he needs to in order to allow you to get info if needed (otherwise they only deal with the SR).  He should have a thorough medical evaluation to determine definitely if he will be "held" to heal or discharged.  Lots of prayers right now for you and him....this time of not knowing I know is so hard.  And, yes, if he is being separated, he will be talking to Legal to understand his options, etc.  Depending on the reason for discharge, some choose to stay and fight the decision, which could be a very long process.  Hoping someone else on this group will give you more specific info soon.  This group isn't too active but hopefully someone who has been in your position can post soon!

Comment by brendap on May 28, 2015 at 11:00pm

OMG...reading some of this is really scaring son just called tonight to let me know he may be going home due to a medical discharge for his shoulder...he said about 10 days and now people are talking about a month or so? True? Also talking about legal and waivers? He is only 18 and no clue to these things yet.When does he get to call again? When does he get mail? Does anyone know?


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