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Stephen C Laredo
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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Jonathan
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
SWO Nuke
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Father of five children, ages from twenty-seven to four years old. Three boys and two girls. Professional driver since the fall of 2003. Pull a set of ''wiggle wagons''. In most cases. Married to second wife Jocelyn who is a great lady. Proud of my eldest in OCS. Come from a great military family. My grandfather, and three great uncles are in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. And two uncles who served in the Navy. My father was drafted for Vietnam but during his physical exam he was found with cancer in his knee. So needless to say he did not make the cut.

We are very excited to make the trip to the NE to see our son make the ceremony.
What Brought You To This Site:
My Sailor is currently at OCS
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very Proud.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Doing research online.

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At 9:23pm on August 14, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Stephen! 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 (AM1) 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"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). 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 sailor and what he is 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 Stephen this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Jonathan is doing! 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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At 8:40pm on August 14, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Stephen,

We do have an OCS group you should be sure to join. Lots of others in there that already have some experience with their children in OCS.

At 6:32pm on August 14, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Stephen! 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.

Join us on Facebook as well!

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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