This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

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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Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)

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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: 630
Latest Activity: Oct 12

IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND INFO FOR SHIP 5

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
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ADDRESSES FOR ALL SHIPS add division number.
http://www1.netc.navy.mil/nstc/rtcgl/contact_recruit.asp
SR NAME
SHIP XXX DIV XXX
XXXX STREET OR AVENUE
GREAT LAKES IL 60088-XXXX
Ship 5
3610 Illinois Street
Great Lakes, IL 60088-3118
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NAVY INFO ON SHIP 5http://www1.netc.navy.mil/nstc/rtcgl/ship5/index.asp
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SEPARATIONS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE ; 847-688-7444 ext 456
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.
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---OMBUDSMAN--------
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
http://www.nsgreatlakes.navy.mil/fsc/
This one has specific numbers too
http://www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc/ombudsman.asp
NORTH CHICAGO VA HOSPITAL NAVY LIASON; for hospitalized recruits
1-847-688-1900 ext.85438 or 85441
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REPORTING RECRUITER FRAUD & DISINFORMATION;
write to
COMNAVCRUTCOM Code 001
5722 Integrity Drive
Bldg 768
Millington, Tenn 38054
Phone; 800-522-3451 Mon thru Fri 8am to 4 pm
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GreatLakes Web page
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/greatlakes/index.htm
go to Great Lakes Directory on that page for phone numbers not listed here
RED CROSS ASSISTANCE FOR CONTACTING MILITARY IN FAMILY EMERGENCY
http://www.redcross.org/services/afes/0,1082,0_476_,00.html Refer to this page re Red Cross Assistance Phone number; 877-2727337
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MEDICAL COVERAGE AFTER THEY LEAVE
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:
http://www.humana-military.com/library/pdf/tamp.pdf
Here's the link for info about the CHCBP, as well:
http://www.humana-military.com/site-map.asp
DISCHARGE CODE CONTACT LINKS
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode5.htm

UPGRADING DISCHARGE RE CODES
http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/dischargeupg.htm

BUPERS INSTRUCTION 1900.8C

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

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Discussion Forum

Son in Ship 5, called to say coming home!

Started by navyRNmom. Last reply by navyRNmom Aug 17. 2 Replies

Son discharged

Started by Angela. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jul 30. 7 Replies

My son called that he's coming home???

Started by Momof2boys. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 26, 2018. 5 Replies

Is it possible to win appeals in SEPS ??

Started by TexasMom. Last reply by momof3boys Nov 20, 2018. 7 Replies

So dang confused

Started by Camgirl15. Last reply by Rubie Jul 11, 2018. 2 Replies

Apologies!!

Started by Jessica Jul 6, 2018. 0 Replies

Boyfriend sent to SEPS Today

Started by Zayegrrl. Last reply by mern Jun 8, 2018. 1 Reply

Help re: Medical DX

Started by 8senough. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 18, 2018. 2 Replies

Address

Started by NAI MOM. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 15, 2018. 3 Replies

My son is coming home

Started by Angella. Last reply by Angella Apr 11, 2018. 9 Replies

Son's address is Ship 5

Started by hollywood. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 14, 2018. 3 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

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Comment by Valtameri on August 12, 2019 at 2:30pm

Dear AmyLynn,

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully he can come home, heal up, and be allowed to re-enlist (if that is what he wishes to do).

As far as the 91 goes, that depends if it truly is 91 mmHg (i.e., an arterial blood gas measurement) or 91% (i.e., a measurement of oxygen saturation). If the former, it is within the realm of normal, if the latter, it is a bit low (especially for a young person, one would expect mid to high 90s).

Hope all works out.

Comment by AmyLynn on August 12, 2019 at 1:49pm

Very confused as my son is being separated due to complications of pneumonia. He is now being medically discharge due to Symptoms of Low Oxygen in Blood normal value is between 80 and 100 mmHg and his is 91 ? 

If this is something that will get better why the discharge? so soon.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 20, 2019 at 11:49am

angelatx - thank you for sharing - I'm happy to hear that your daughter is home and doing well now.  Even though the Navy didn't work out for her it sounds like it gave her the confidence to move forward and find something she is excited about.  Everything happens for a reason!

Zacks mom - I'm sorry your son is going through this.  I don't have answers for you - I will recommend that you join the facebook group - the link is posted up above.  I'm sure they can give your more information as to his options.  The main thing is if your son thinks he wants to try and go back that he gets a re-enlisted code that will allow it. Hang in there - the main thing right now is for you to be supportive of him.  Please thank him for his willingness to join.

Comment by angelatx on May 20, 2019 at 11:17am
I just want to offer you encouragement. My daughter has been home seven months. She went through so much at BC, and pushed through. From getting a staph infection at the injection site for shots, all her wisdom teeth pulled out, costochondritis from strenuous exercise... and when the dr asked if she missed home she said yes, so they said she has anxiety and sent her home. Even after all that, she’s still grateful for the experience.

Fast forward- it took three months to acclimate back home, to not freak out and think her every move was being watched, to feel free to smile and laugh. She took two weeks to rest and got a job.

Working has helped her so much!! She starts college in August and decided to go into physical
Therapy.

There’s a reason for everything, and this experience definitely helped her. Offer your kids the support they need, but have them agree to a timeline. Rest a couple weeks and then back into living life. Our kids are extraordinary- keep them motivated!
Comment by Zacks mom on May 19, 2019 at 7:42am

Hello ship 5.  My son called and he is being sent to seps after being in ship 4 due to knee injury he sustained at bc. I am so sad for him this was his first time away from home and when asked if he wanted to separate or stay he said go home.... he was sent to gl on April 9 and was in division who’s senior div had the terrible loss - which shocked and truly affected him. also he was injured soon after starting training- sadly when he stepped forward to show his fellow sr’s how to do an exercise- and was apparently picked for a leadership roll early on because his go get em attitude and willing nature-anyway before his first real call home where it was unscripted he called saying he was hurt and being moved to ship 4. On mother’s day I got a call and he was upbeat although going crazy not able to do anything and talking about becoming a pilot after his initial job was completed and he was to re sign up. Now he is heading home....? Apparently the doc said he could stay but would have to return to training, then when his knee- still hurt mind you- was fully destroyed due to activity- and would be soon while in training- he would be sent back to ship 4 to have major knee surgery be in ship 4 for possibly 14 months or so to heal and then continue his training to finish bc. Of course my son is homesick and hurt badly on top of that so he just was thinking of coming home to his family. And that’s what the doc recommended. I called his recruiter and he and I are both so very upset and sad as to zacks treatment. He is a good kid who needed the Navy and all the structure and commroderie it provides and now is being sent home injured!  I as so confused and sad/mad that he was truly injured at bc and they can just send him home- still broken to deal with it on his own...?!?  What do we do for him? How can we get this major surgery paid for??? Please if you have had similar experience or are aware of what to do let me know!!! I love our country and am so very proud of our armed forces- my entire family is military- but am so angry with this situation. ?!? Needing grace and wisdom.......!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 8, 2019 at 2:59pm

I also added a page to the right - under the member profiles - that gives information regarding separation from the RTC website.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 8, 2019 at 2:10pm

If you are just joining the Ship 5 group be sure to read through the IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND INFO FOR SHIP 5 at the top of the page.  Also note there is a link to the Facebook Ship 5 group which is a little more active (it's near the bottom of the important info).

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on March 28, 2019 at 10:36am

Chihuahualove3 - when your daughter gets home have her reach out to her recruiter - s/he should be able to help with the information on waivers.  It will take some time so remind her to be patient!  (And she needs to heal first.)  Also be sure to join the FB group - link is up above.  They should be able to give you more guidance on re-enlisting.  Good luck to her - she can do this!

Comment by Chihuahualove3 on March 27, 2019 at 9:50pm

My daughter injured both feet metatarsal fractures and therefore she could not pass the final run. They decided today to separate with an administration code. My question is where can I read up on the steps to getting waivers for her to go back in 6 months?

 Thank You 

Comment by Shellie on March 8, 2019 at 9:36am

You no your recruiter was wrong, when the day you get home he calls and offers to start your legal paperwork for you! Just saying.

 

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