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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: Nov 2


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 for knee injury.

Started by Brittbrat850 Oct 5. 0 Replies

Appealing Sep

Started by Deebs. Last reply by pooks9661 Sep 27. 8 Replies

SEPS--not the journey we expected

Started by A11rightythen. Last reply by JeepJKPearl Aug 2. 6 Replies

Daughter moved to Ship 5

Started by Phoenix Mom. Last reply by Phoenix Mom Jul 29. 3 Replies

Son in Ship 5 - ADHD

Started by Tonya. Last reply by Kim Jul 29. 15 Replies

What next? New to all this

Started by Notsonavymom78. Last reply by JeepJKPearl Jul 27. 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

What does it really mean?

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Navygirlsmom on October 9, 2015 at 10:12am
Swimgeeksmom. I sent you a PM.
Comment by pooks9661 on October 6, 2015 at 12:01pm
It takes on average between 21 and 35 days.  Request to be part of the Facebook group: SHIP 5 SEPS because this site has little activity.  The FB group is extremely active and helpful.  Tons of info.
Comment by Lae on October 6, 2015 at 10:56am
I talk to him last week a day after he went to legal he said it shouldn't take that long they were trying to get the fit people out pretty quickly. He hasn't called since wanna know why
Comment by Navygirlsmom on October 6, 2015 at 8:35am
Brittbrat. I only know how to add you if you're my friend in FB. I'll send you a private message.
Comment by Brittbrat850 on October 6, 2015 at 12:36am
Can someone add me to the Ship 5 seps page on Facebook? I requested to be added and messaged both the admins but nothing.
Comment by Brittbrat850 on October 6, 2015 at 12:35am
Lae, my husband is there now with a knee injury. He got there this past Thursday. From everything I've read, it takes roughly 3-4 weeks for them to get home.
Comment by Lae on October 5, 2015 at 11:42pm
Anybody have someone in Ship5 as of right now ? Or had someone sent home not because of medical reasons but because they didn't pass a fitness test .. How long does it take ? Today makes a week he's been in SEPS and I'm hoping my SR will be home this week but haven't heard from him
Comment by Brandi on September 25, 2015 at 11:59am
Cljtbc65, they are sent home in their "Smurfs" (sweatshirt/sweatpants) and tennis shoes. Everything else is taken away.
Comment by Cljtbc65 on September 24, 2015 at 8:36am

When these kids are sent home, what do they wear?  Obviously, they do not have any civilian clothing!  I am encouraging my son to fight this.  I have never been so frustrated with the military til now.  Thank the Lord that I have some contacts, and have been given info on how to fight this, as well as to make sure the "recruiter" is the one to be reprimanded NOT my son  :(

Comment by Navygirlsmom on September 21, 2015 at 6:52pm
Do any of you guys ever feel like your SR gave up in FIT and that's why they ended up in SEPS?
I really just feel like my daughter will come home because she's tired of me in just feel like my daughter will come home because she is discouraged and just wants to come home

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