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Navy Profiles Frazer Grad Beston

Navy Profiles Frazer Grad Beston
Navy Profiles Frazer Grad Beston

The U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach recently profiled Fort Peck Tribal Member Senior Chief Petty Officer Vangie Beston, of Frazer.

The Bearcubs grad told the interviewer that service in the armed forces is a family tradition.

“I joined the Navy because everyone I know went into the service,” said Beston. “My dad’s side are veterans, but they served with different branches, so I decided to join the Navy.”

Beston is part of Navy Construction Battalions, nicknamed “Seabees,” a play on the C and B initials. They are responsible for building military bases and airfields, supporting humanitarian efforts and conducting underwater construction projects.

Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world.

Beston graduated Frazer in 1997 and is a 2007 graduate of University of Phoenix. She currently serves with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One at the headquarters for naval construction forces in Gulfport, Miss.

“I would like to thank my mother, Marlene, Uncle Dougal, my shipmate, Henry Willians, and last but not least my grandmother, Florence Buck, because they pushed me to call the recruiter and join the Navy,” said Beston.

In addition to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Beston has served at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, Naval Special Warfare Logistics and Support Unit Two, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Naval Special Warfare Group 10.

Beston told Navy Outreach that the values required to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Frazer.

“Frazer taught me to be thankful for all I have,” said Beston. “I learned to be humble and to work hard.”

Beston has earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, an Army Commendation Medal and various unit and campaign awards.

“I am most proud of watching all my mentees promote, advance and be selected for Sailor of the Quarter and Sailor of the Year,” said Beston. “Their accomplishments are my proudest moments.”

Senior Chief Petty Officer Vangie Beston was profiled Sept. 20 in an inservice publication.

(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vanessa White)

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