#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Bethany Katherine Juris


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Bethany “Beth” Katherine Juris. Beth served from 2000 to 2005 during the war in Iraq.

Following high school graduation, Beth joined the Army for a short time. She went back to school, but later decided to rejoin the military, this time as a member of the Navy. After completing Navy boot camp, Beth was at an air base in Brunswick, Maine for two and a half years. She was then stationed in Norfolk, Virginia on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier where she worked as an aircraft support equipment mechanic. Beth provided support for pilots heading into war zones by helping certify them for specific landings and complete flight training.

After her service, Beth went to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned her degree in communications with a public relations emphasis.

Thank you for your service, Beth!

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

Graphic By Gavin Fukawa: Gavin Fukawa is a Political Science and International Affairs Major with a Japanese and Environmental Science Minor at Wake Forest University.


Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.