Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Joseph A. Sledz
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Proud Dad of one Navy Airman looking for ward to seeing our youngest Son starting his journey this September. My Father is a Vietnam Navy Vet (GM also). I was DEP in 1985 for the Marines but was kicked at MEPS a day before leaving with my best buddy from school.(Medical Discharge) not happy about that but I've always been a Patriot and support All Military, present, past and soon to be.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR), My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
We were happy and proud of Joey and his drive to become a Sailor like his older Brother
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
On the Navy website, I believe. Years ago when our first Son enlisted.
Comment Wall (3 comments)
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Bryan...Welcome to Navy Dads! You have some time before Joseph heads off. Use it to learn as much as possible. Join our Boot Camp group and share the videos with him so that he will have a good idea of what to expect. This is the place to get your questions answered! We all wish Joe the best! Thanks to your other Son for his service!
Welcome to NavyDads.com Bryan! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") and is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!
I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads.com experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailors and what they are going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Bryan this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your sailors are doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com.
Best Regards- Paul
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com ! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.
My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.