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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

Address for Letters?

Started by smalltowniowamom. Last reply by jamesjr1mom Aug 25. 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. 3 Replies

day to day on Ship 5

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

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

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Comment by whatever 1 hour ago
I never was into political things before but because of my son and the millitary I researched and wanted to know as much as I could and the things I found out were so unsettling If you have a chance please read Betrayed by Billy Vaughn
Comment by whatever 1 hour ago
After the info I have discovered I am glad my son is not serving under the current chief and commander
Comment by whatever 1 hour ago
Things happen for a reason I believe
As hurtful as this process is I now believe at least God intervened in my sons process and I pray for your kids and hope you will find peace
Comment by whatever 1 hour ago
Hi ladies, this was the only group I kept after my son was separated from the navy 4 weeks ago. He had been so gung ho was in DEPS for a year and even worked hard to get his spec ops. I Was so proud and excited. Unlike the rest of u my son decided the navy was not for him and was able to get out as a Misclasssification. I was sad cuz his Sophmore year of high school he said mom if I send u to college ill waste your money I want to go into the millitary I was scared but so proud and excited for him
When I found out he was coming home I was heartbroken.
Then a week later I had an info thing on my Facebook about Aaron Vaughn a navy seal that helped kill bin Lauden and then 3 months later was dead with his seal brothers. Please look this up in Internet there are people high up that don't support our millitary. I wanted to blame navy too but things are dictated above them.
Hang in there our kids deserve much morr
Comment by MyLAS (My Lips are SEALed) 2 hours ago


I am also very angry.  Our children chose to serve what they thought was a noble institution of integrity.  What a disappointment to learn what the Navy really is. 

Comment by Christina 10 hours ago
Thank you chippers mom, today I woke up angry. We send our children to the navy, with bright futures ahead of them and because they are sad or a little homesick the navy doesn't want them. Any person who leaves home at some point will hit the homesick wall, it's natural, but to say they are depressed and seperate them?? Sorry for the rant but today I'm just angry
Comment by chippers mom 21 hours ago
Open and honest statements such as what Christina recently posted has been a great help for me during this entire ordeal for I see and feel the same confusion and hurt as you all do. No matter the reason for their separation all of these recruits on ship 5 have experienced some type of hardship on their own. Straight from our arms into the arms of total strangers in strange places. I continue to remind my son that he is young and has many opportunities ahead of him. I tell him each and every time we communicate how proud we are of him and his choice to serve the United States of America.
He found out today that he will most likely be leaving on Tuesday. He does not want to cone back here for he thinks people will look at him differently. We can only tell them things they have to be thankful for and things to look forward to. Good luck to all of you and your SR's.
Comment by Christina 23 hours ago
As we all try to struggle with knowing our sr's are where they are, I think the not knowing is the worst. Knowing in our hearts that they are hurting and not being able to be there is awful. I just wish I knew what to say to my SR as he awaits his seperation
Comment by MyLAS (My Lips are SEALed) yesterday

There are SO many things wrong with the Navy. I hurt for your children (and for my sailor).  I don't understand why the Navy does things the way they do. It does nothing for their PR, recruitment, etc.  

please thank your sailors for me for their willingness to serve

Comment by chippers mom yesterday
Lori, u r so right. I am glad he has had the opportunity to form bonds with others in the same situation. His fear and disappointment has turned to anger and embarrassment. He has been their way too long.

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