This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

Navy Social Links Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.

Format Downloads:

First Time Here?

Before you get started, make sure to read over our Community Guidelines.

Create a profile so you can post Photos and Videos of your son or daughter and share stories with other moms.

If you’re looking for specific answers or just someone to talk with one-on-one, browse the Forums or search Members profiles.

Navy Speak

See this PDF for Navy Speak

N4M Merchandise


**Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by cafepress, zazzle, or printfection



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!

Members: 638
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago


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

Son in Ship 5 - ADHD

Started by Tonya. Last reply by ⚓️NavyNukeWife 6 hours ago. 14 Replies

Updated: Do Appeals get Granted?

Started by lauren*nikosmom. Last reply by ⚓️NavyNukeWife 6 hours ago. 30 Replies

Daughter moved to Ship 5

Started by Dakota's Mom. Last reply by Heidimom Jun 8. 1 Reply

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


Started by Cookiechand. Last reply by AZNavymom Jan 18, 2014. 2 Replies

Waiting for My Son to come home

Started by Bradys_Mom. Last reply by AZNavymom Jan 11, 2014. 32 Replies

Separated for A.D.D.

Started by Mom-Adam A. Last reply by AZNavymom Nov 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) to add comments!

Comment by LoriM on Tuesday

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?

Comment by gej on May 28, 2015 at 12:39pm
My Sailor graduated bootcamp but is being held in THU because of an anit anxiety medication he took as a kid 14 years ago. The anti anxiety medication was perscribed to counter act the side effects of another medication NOT because he was ever diagnosed with anxieranxiety but still the Navy is telling him he will not get a waiver (he has only been told this verbally).

I hold power of attourney for him, I have written the senator and congressman but also plan on calling. I have tried reaching his childhood doctor but have not recieved a response.

Any other suggestions at this time?
Comment by Vivi on May 3, 2015 at 4:44pm
Hi, anyone got a sailor in THU? Also, does anyone know know the address for writing to sailors in THU? TIA!
Comment by TreeHugger on April 25, 2015 at 8:57am

There are a number of broken links on this page, I have to say it's not helpful.    I'm simply trying to find out what kind of medical coverage he has while he is there, as of today, and can't find this anywhere in these links.   

Comment by TreeHugger on April 24, 2015 at 10:51pm

No opportunities for a second medical opinion?

Comment by TreeHugger on April 24, 2015 at 6:43pm

I sent a request to join the group on facebook but haven't been accepted.   Does anyone know if they will receive proper medical treatment there?    I have been told that his pectoral muscle is not torn, it's completely removed from the bone, but they are only stating he needs rest.   Everything that I have read indicates surgery.


Members (638)


© 2015   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service