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Navy Moms of Discharged Sailors


Navy Moms of Discharged Sailors

If you are the mom of a sailor who has been discharged, or is in the process of being discharged

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Latest Activity: Aug 12

Upgrading Your Discharge RE code

Here is a link for how to upgrade your Military Discharge
Please refer to info at top of ship 17 Moms (now Ship 5) For useful info you may need in helping your recruit.Thank you. Rose

Discussion Forum

how long does discharge process take

Started by fran40 Aug 12, 2015. 0 Replies

My son is being discharged because he couldn't pass the float test & he could go back in 6 months. I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks. Is this normal? How long does the discharge process take? I…Continue

HELP!!! I am heartbroke for my daughter and dont know how to help

Started by ProudMomma. Last reply by Donielle Strickland Sep 7, 2015. 7 Replies

After being part of the DEP for a year, she finally got to swear in and ship out, She arrived in Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, last night (Thursday) she called. She has been put in segregation and…Continue

ANY info is appreciated

Started by K&D's Mom. Last reply by baglady Jul 2, 2014. 1 Reply

Our daughter(corpsman) who has been in for 3 yrs this past Feb just called to let us know she failed her weight by 1% and is getting discharged.  How long once paperwork was completed for your…Continue

heartbroken, confused, angry, frustrated, hopeful... In need of answers, information,,,

Started by Lolly. Last reply by medassist13 Mar 28, 2015. 13 Replies

Can I just tell you, I have been asking, any and everybody I can think of, searching all over the internet desperately trying to find answers! I am very grateful to finally find people who can at…Continue


Started by myboyisinthenavy. Last reply by ProudMomma Sep 26, 2014. 3 Replies

My son just called from BC saying they were medically discharging him for a back problem that was cleared for him to join many months ago. He has only been gone for about a week and half. My son was…Continue

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Comment by Brandi on August 21, 2015 at 4:58pm
My SR has been in SEPS for 3 weeks as Medical keeps screwing up. Can anyone tell me, once he is signed, how long until he comes home? He is the only one left from his group that arrived together.
Comment by Rebecca on August 13, 2015 at 11:25am


My son made it through bootcamp and was in A school when he started a nervous habit of chewing his fingers.  He was "diagnosed" with self mutilation disorder.  He spoke to the chaplain and he stood up for Nick when he was about to be medically separated.  Long story short, he made it through and is now a veteran.  I don't know if you guys are religious at all, but have her speak to a chaplain.  God bless. I know this is a very difficult thing.

Comment by LostMomma on August 11, 2015 at 2:20pm

I just received a call from my SR daughter who has been at boot camp for 3 weeks. She said she is being medically separated due to "separation anxiety and depression". She said there were a few kids trying to leave or who have left already and the gave her division a mental health assessment. She said the questions were all very situational like "a woman is walking alone at night in a dark parking lot and a man is walking towards her. You are this woman. How do you feel?" Wouldn't my answer differ from someone who lived in a small town and knew everyone? Or someone who has been through something tragic?

She just got to ship 5. She said she signed papers this morning but it wasn't clear what those were. She also said that she has to meet with mental health on Monday. Her recruiter is saying that whatever the psychiatrist says is what the navy goes on.

Can someone please explain this process? I'm hoping she can explain her answers and somehow prove that she's perfectly capable of being in the Navy.

Comment by Zachysmom on November 7, 2014 at 11:51am
My son came home on Wednesday after being in seps for three weeks. He needed a medical waiver for ADD that he was cleared from 5 years ago. They said he'll be eligible in 6 months to go back to boot camp with the waiver. Does anyone know if there is a specific paper the Dr needs to send/sign or do they just write a letter? I want him to make sure everything is ready to go for his second attempt at boot camp.
Comment by MyLAS (My Lips are SEALed) on August 21, 2014 at 9:43pm

can someone point me to info on admistrative separation.  Are their any benefits?

Comment by Camsproudmom on July 9, 2014 at 10:38am
Christy look for ship 5 seps
Comment by Camsproudmom on July 9, 2014 at 10:04am
christy you can find a great group on Facebook called ship 5 everyone in the group as or has had a loved one in seps. You can bet info & support in this group.
Comment by Camsproudmom on April 24, 2014 at 7:13pm
Wondering the chances of reenlisting with an E8? The chances of getting back in?
Comment by Rebecca on January 25, 2014 at 11:55am

My oldest son is an officer so I know the rules are different than enlisted.  His 4 year commission is up in May.  He has been in limbo for over a year.  I know I am only getting his side of the story, but he says they will not station him on a ship due to "mental health issues" and he wants to resign his commission.  So if they don't really want him and he wants out, why is it taking so long?  

Comment by momofcct on November 11, 2013 at 10:18am

i'm a member on the fb site that supports families dealing w/this topic. i retained a civilian mil. atty., as i couldn't trust the mil system alone to give my son a fair shot. glad to see this group also and i hope to go to the prayer portion on this site too.


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