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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: Aug 5


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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my daughter sent to ship 5

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Address confirmation

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Seps for knee injury.

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SEPS--not the journey we expected

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My daughter went to Ship 5 today!

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Address for Letters?

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

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Comment by Valtameri on May 19, 2016 at 1:24pm

SR Last Name, First initial. Middle Initial
   Ship 5
   Recruit Training Command
   3610 Illinois Street
   Great Lakes IL 60088-3118

Comment by Retiree on May 19, 2016 at 11:04am
Can someone please provide the mailing address for sailors moved to Ship 05. I would like to get a letter off today and my sailor moved yesterday.
Comment by Retiree on May 11, 2016 at 9:48pm
My son will find out 5/13 whether he will be separated due to a medical issue with his ear. He had an ear tube that had to be removed in order to get through MEPS. Now he has fluid in the ear and indicated that the Navy may replace the tube. Does anyone know whether you can stay in the Navy with an ear tube? His ear functions fine with the tube in so I'm not sure why it had to be removed. Can he classify for any jobs?
Comment by momof3 on April 23, 2016 at 9:29pm
My daughter will be coming home in a couple weeks. Sounds like she will be able to reenlist in 3-6 months. I am hoping she will give this another chance. Has anyone else have a loved one sent home from boot camp and reenlist.
Comment by diannep on April 5, 2016 at 8:47am

Momofamermaid:  Has she signed the form allowing you to contact Legal, etc?  Because otherwise, they will only talk to her.  Hopefully will sign this form soon if she hasn't already.  If she calls, be sure to remind her of this.

Sadly, this happens alot.  Asthma in any branch of the military is disqualifying.  Since she hasn't had an attack since she was 13, which could mean she "outgrew it" (which is what I did), you would think that they would consider this.  Hopefully if she has shown no signs of it in Bootcamp and if the dr concurs that this is no longer an issue for her and the Navy doctors concur, she will be allowed to stay.

Good Luck....I know it is not an easy journey for either of you.

Comment by Momofamermaid on April 2, 2016 at 4:57pm
My daughter called yesterday saying she was being separated because they found evidence of asthma in her medical history which is the tricare billing. She had childhood asthma over 7 years ago (she's 20) all other inhaler prescriptions were for bronchitis. The pediatrician has all the records ready to send to the Navy but she has to fax a medical release form so they can send it where it needs to go. I don't know how they can move her to Ship 5 based on prescription claims without validating the diagnosis and checking with the dr. She thought she'd be able to call again today but so far nothing. She's not one to stand up for herself especially being a r suit and she doesn't know I have the medical info she can use to get back with the other recruits. I've left a message with legal but no response! This is so frustrating!
Comment by Ship 5 SEPS :( on March 21, 2016 at 6:51am
Oh My Goodness, it was so hard to find you & almost impossible to find all the information you have avaible and clearly listed here.
I went to "Ship 5 formerly ship 17" group on this site and a Ship 5 group on facebook &&& to other websites too.
I have spent a week (dieing inside) and searching for information.
I am herting for my Son, he is coming home and will have to find a new dream to pursue.
But at least now I feel like I have the information I need. Thank You, Thank You...
I am going to post a link every where I have been online, directing people HERE, for this Group is an incredible sauce of information and support. Thank You!
Comment by Shanny's mom on March 17, 2016 at 6:03pm
Thanks so much SandiCW...the encouragement helps!
Comment by SandiCW on March 17, 2016 at 4:55pm

Shanny's Mom - They always say on here "no news is good news." They would have given her a call to let you know she was being sent to SEPS if that happened, but they might not have let her make a call to let you know she passed. Hopefully your next call will be good news.

Comment by Shanny's mom on March 17, 2016 at 4:43pm
Thanks navygirlsmom! You're awesome!

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