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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

Seps for knee injury.

Started by Brittbrat850 on Tuesday. 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

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Comment by LoriM on August 24, 2013 at 10:02am

Please tell your sons/daughters it is not the length they stayed,, it is the fact they gave the USA a blank check of their life to cash on our behalf no matter the outcome..  Thank them from the bottom of my heart for their service and loyalty to our beautiful country!

Comment by LoriM on August 23, 2013 at 10:52pm

I do not believe they can get anything in SEP.  Once in SEP it should not be to long before they get news on coming home.  Usually not more than 21 days unless there are special circumstances like medical needs that make someone unfit for travel on military standard.  They do get more phone calls and internet use in there.  I am here for you all,  if I can help I will.  I pray for you all and your recruits.


Comment by Navy_Mom (Ship 9 Div 215) on August 22, 2013 at 7:20am

How do I address a letter to my son who is in SEPS?  The address example above show right under SR NAME - SHIP XXX & DIV XXX, is that the ship and div he was in during the whole bootcamp ordeal?  

Are they allowed packages?

FYI.. the link show in this address section does not work:-)

Comment by LoriM on August 18, 2013 at 11:25am

Good morning to all,,, any news on your recruits..  I am praying for them!

Comment by LoriM on August 14, 2013 at 12:18pm

Sandra,,, it could be a couple of  weeks by the time all paper work is complete.. My daughter just came home last week... I will gladly answer any questions,, I had also post my cell in case anyone has questions they do not want to publicize 724 989 1239.  I know what you are going thorough and I will try to help as best as I can.  I can even ask my daughter questions and get answers straight from first hand experience. 

Comment by Sandra Washington on August 13, 2013 at 8:34pm

I know its hard for my daughter that is on Ship 05. She sounds better everytime I talk to her. Does anyone know how long they keep them in there? I was told 10 days.

Comment by Jo(Bre's mom) Ship 02, DIV 939 on July 30, 2013 at 5:49pm
Hello ship 5....I haven't been on here in a while. I pray all is well. O talked to my daughter last night. She will be home Monday Aug. 5th...4 days before her PIR date. I am so ready for her to be home! She went in to ship 5 on July 10th for hip injury and it had been a roller coaster! I can only say...for those of you with loved ones in ship 5 ..... my prayers are with you and especially your loved ones! Please make this a little easier on you by insisting on getting your loved ones to sign legal rights for you to obtain info and records...of course its not a guarantee you will get of does give you some leverage. Prayers!!!!! Hang in there!
Comment by Angie on July 25, 2013 at 10:45am

Recruiters could not want to work with her as it means more paper work for them, when they have 100+ that they can get in with less work on their part. 

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 25, 2013 at 7:28am

Liz'smom -  (PART 2) Researching your daughters "history" on here ...I see that she went to FIT , then RCU  and then eventually Ship 5. I believe it was the run that was a challenge, then stress fractures. But then your first post on Ship 5 mentions "PTSD" for the possible discharge reason.

You need to go to her DD214 and find out what the explanation is for her discharge. BOX 18 - REMARKS (Don't post them) , 23 - "Type" and 28 "narrative" hopefully can give some detail to the "erroneous".

Box 24 - Should have ELS (Entry Level Separation as it was less than 180 days of service). Box 25 - is the Separation Authority. Box 26  - SEP code (JFC). Box 27 - Reentry code (RE-3E). 

This is ONLY my personal research, not any definite answer...I am not Navy personnel. 

As far as the Recruiters "not working with her"...I have no clue. It may have to do with the specifics of her separation.  RE-3E for the Navy is "Ineligible to Reenlist Without a NAVCRUITCOM Waiver". So I don't know why they want a code change...again the nature of her discharge.

Hope that helps some.

(This is copied over from the BLOG post that you have...I also posted an additional comment over there :-))

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on July 25, 2013 at 7:21am

Liz'smom -I believe that the RE-3E code listed below is incorrect. (Sorry Abby!)

I have searched all over the internet and yes, that is what is coming up on a lot of "military" sites. However, you need to go to the Navy docs to get the right explanation of the Separation code and the RE (Reentry) code.

BUPERS - Bureau of Naval Personnel-has a BUPERS doc that explains how to fill out the DD214 (Discharge paperwork). It is 1900.8.

The BUPERS doc 1900.8c is listed on Ship 5 right under the Chart with all of the RE codes as well as the Separation codes. Here is the direct link BUPERS INSTRUCTION 1900.8C . (To get to the SEPS codes (that's the JFC) go to the Index on the left. Find ENCLOSURES. Go to "2" and then click "Enlisted".) (For the RE codes. Again ENCLOSURES and go to "3" and click "Reentry codes".)

Here is the Separation code and info that goes along with it.

JFC - ERRONEOUS ENTRY (OTHER)    1910-130 - is the MILPERSMAN AUTHORITY doc that describes the policy for separation due to erroneous enlistments. Read ALL of it but especially look at 2. Policy and 4. Not Meeting Physical Standards (since her struggle was with the run OR PTSD) Here is the link to that doc : RE-R1,RE-1,RE-3E,RE-4,RE-6,RE-8 (These are the RE codes that can be assigned to this Sep code)  Erroneously enlisted, reenlisted, extended, or was inducted into a Service component (not related to alcohol or drug abuse). [Explanation of the Sep code]

Here is the Reentry code listed for RE-3E:

RE-3E Inducted/Enlisted/Extended/Reenlisted in error. 

Here is the MARINE CORPS RE-3E code listed in the Marine Corps Separation and Retirement Manual.

RE-3E Failure to meet education standards. Assign when single disqualifying factor only.

 (AND the AF also has an RE-3E reentry code with it's own definition.)

After comparing the "standard" set of Reentry codes that I could find on the internet against the BUPERS one...there are discrepancies in wording and omissions. Since the Navy CG and Marines are "lumped" together on many "military" sites.

I seriously would tend to go with the BUPERS one since it is the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

(Part 1 as it has too many characters :-/)


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