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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!

Members: 634
Latest Activity: 3 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

Updated: Do Appeals get Granted?

Started by lauren*nikosmom. Last reply by b_radsmom May 13. 27 Replies

Should I be doing anything?

Started by KLmom. Last reply by KLmom May 1. 13 Replies

my daughter sent to ship 5

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

Son in Ship 5 - ADHD

Started by Tonya. Last reply by HulaMom Apr 2. 12 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??

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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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Waiting for My Son to come home

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Separated for A.D.D.

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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 KLmom on April 24, 2015 at 7:18pm
He also mentioned sometimes if they need surgery they dont want to have pay for it and they will just rush to send them home.
Comment by KLmom on April 24, 2015 at 7:13pm
They accepted my request within 24 hrs. Yes they should get medical attention. My son did while he was there however he didnt really have alot of confidence in the competence of the Dr :(
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.

Comment by KLmom on April 23, 2015 at 10:33pm
You should join Ship 5 Seps facebook group. They have alot information and support. The process I found very stressful as a parent and they were all going through the same things at varying steps of the process. They can give alot of insight
Comment by TreeHugger on April 23, 2015 at 10:26pm

So I found out today that my son, in week 2 has torn a pectoral muscle and is being sent home within 2 weeks.    I am expecting a call from him this weekend but am trying to figure out the process and was told by another group to join this group.    I'm being told that my son should contact legal and authorize them to talk to me.    This sounds pretty harsh when I'm concerned about his health.   I'm just trying to find out the process for going back to BC after recuping from an injury.   Can anyone help with that? 

Comment by Cowboyskitty on April 20, 2015 at 12:51pm

I need your insight and support. My Boyfriend was sent to SEPS and upon receiving his phone calls etc.. He had planned on us moving in together and suddenly after he gets home he isn't speaking to me and I don't know if I need to go over and see him to make sure he is ok etc.. I don't want to seem pushy etc or to seem unsympathetic to his issues.  I am not sure what exactly is going on. Any help would be great.

Comment by IowaMom on April 13, 2015 at 9:55pm
My son arrived at boot camp on Friday after delayed flights due to weather. Today I received a call from him needing medical information from our medical doctor. He has a history of anxiety, has been off his medication and doing well but has had panic attacks since being there. I have no other information. Is there a way to find anything out or just wait for a phone call from him?

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