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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor.  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

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


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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

Help re: Medical DX

Started by 8senough. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 18. 2 Replies


Started by NAI MOM. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 15. 3 Replies

My son is coming home

Started by Angella. Last reply by Angella Apr 11. 9 Replies

Son's address is Ship 5

Started by hollywood. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 14. 3 Replies

Is it possible to win appeals in SEPS ??

Started by TexasMom. Last reply by bnzmom Dec 15, 2017. 6 Replies

What are his chances...

Started by TXNavyMom. Last reply by lemonelephant Sep 7, 2017. 1 Reply

SEPS since June 13th

Started by SHIP 5 Mom. Last reply by nikita0825 Jun 29, 2017. 13 Replies

What does it really mean?

Started by MrsL. Last reply by Antsmom Jun 21, 2017. 15 Replies

Got the call today

Started by Dawn125789 Apr 6, 2017. 0 Replies

Son has not contacted me since the move to SEPS

Started by ProudTnMom. Last reply by redshewmn Apr 3, 2017. 1 Reply

my daughter sent to ship 5

Started by serenasmom. Last reply by 360107 Jan 23, 2017. 10 Replies

SEPS timeframe

Started by gogogirl. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 28, 2016. 1 Reply

What next? New to all this

Started by Notsonavymom78. Last reply by Emily'sProudMom Feb 22, 2016. 2 Replies

Seps for knee injury.

Started by Brittbrat850 Oct 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Appealing Sep

Started by Deebs. Last reply by pooks9661 Sep 27, 2015. 8 Replies

SEPS--not the journey we expected

Started by A11rightythen. Last reply by JeepJKPearl Aug 2, 2015. 6 Replies

Daughter moved to Ship 5

Started by Phoenix Mom. Last reply by Phoenix Mom Jul 29, 2015. 3 Replies

Son in Ship 5 - ADHD

Started by Tonya. Last reply by Kim Jul 29, 2015. 15 Replies

Ship 05 July 2015

Started by SmIlNgNaVyMoM. Last reply by SmIlNgNaVyMoM Jul 16, 2015. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by hooyahsuzy on April 15, 2018 at 1:06pm

Recruits in SEPS cannot receive care packages nor gifts.

Comment by NAI MOM on April 14, 2018 at 12:56pm
Can someone give me the address for ship 5 and do i have add female to the address
Comment by spomed on April 11, 2018 at 2:14pm


Can anyone tell me what I can send its his bday on April 25. Are they allowed to get packages? or anything

Comment by Valtameri on April 7, 2018 at 11:54am

That's the spirit!

Comment by Angella on April 7, 2018 at 11:13am
I have decided my whole family is going to join the gym with him, we can all be there to encourage him and challenge him and by the end of the 6 months, we will all be able to pass the run!! Lol.
Comment by Angella on April 6, 2018 at 7:19pm
My son just called me and said he is coming home. He left March 28th and failed the initial run before boot camp. He can re enlist in 6 months. I am afraid he will be to discouraged and humiliated to try again. Any words of encouragement I can give him?
Comment by JC's Momma on March 19, 2018 at 2:08pm

Can anyone give me the contact information for Mr. Pierce?

Comment by lemonelephant on March 15, 2018 at 2:11am

Victoria, he was given a reenlistment code that lets him know his options for reenlistment with the Navy or any other branch. He has to wait at least 6 months and be medically cleared before trying again.

As for the recruiter telling him not to run for 2 1/2 months before he left, that is NOT good advice at all and lack of conditioning prior to shipping is most likely what led to the stress fractures. Recruits need to be ready when they arrive at the RTC so that they will pass the PFA and so they will not be easily injured.

Comment by Victoria on March 11, 2018 at 7:31pm

I don't understand why they told my son he cannot go back in the navy after he gets better he got 5 stress fractures in boot camp but he can go in one of the other branches after he heals  his recruiter told him not to run for 2 1/2 months before he lefted for boot camp please let me know what you think about it thank you and is there a way around it like a medical clearance 

Comment by lemonelephant on March 6, 2018 at 11:00pm

BBaggins, the separations process takes 10 to 20 business days. You mentioned a medical condition, so perhaps he must be declared Fit for Travel (FFT) before he can go home. I left info on your My Page.


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