Some of American Samoa’s 100th Infantry Battalion 442nd Regiment picking up their luggage at the Hilo airport
Approximately 100 soldiers from American Samoa’s 100th Infantry Battalion 442nd Regiment yesterday morning, July 18, 2019, at about 9 a.m. as they awaited the arrival of their baggage at the Hilo, Hawaii Airport. The soldiers were then seen loading bags and gear into a cargo truck and a bus. When asked, there was no response regarding the reason for their arrival on the Big Island. The 100th Infantry Battalion is the only infantry unit in the United States Army Reserve.  [Big Island Now website]
Florence Wasko and Aysha Ioane with family members
Florence Wasko and Ioane Talo-Tomanogi are expected to return from Houston, Texas this evening (Thursday, July 18, 2019) after the white coat orientation for incoming medical students at the Oceania University of Medicine (OUM). The school’s mission is to produce physicians with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve the health of underserved communities in Oceania and beyond utilizing distance learning and clinical rotations. Other American Samoan’s in the program are Ipu Hemaloto and Kim Lutu. [courtesy photo]  
Some of the youth taking part in ASDOE's summer athletics program
O le 'au a le Grace mai le afio'aga o Vatia lea ua matua'i saunia lelei mo le ta'amilosaga i lenei vaiaso atoa e tolu ua toetoe a mae'a, o i latou o lo'o tauva mo se latou manumalo, ae le o ma'i lava le taumafaiga i le taimi nei. Sa faia latou ta'aloga i le faleta'alo o Samoana High i Utulei i le aso toa ananafi. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Some of American Samoa’s 100th Infantry Battalion 442nd Regiment picking up their luggage at the Hilo airport
Florence Wasko and Aysha Ioane with family members
Some of the youth taking part in ASDOE's summer athletics program

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 (l-r) students Chole Tuaua and Darius Shimasaki-Vaofanua and ASCC HOSA Coordinator Monica Afalava.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the 2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) held last month in Orlando, Florida, American Samoa HOSA achieved special recognition for having the second-highest membership gain (61%) of all states, territories and countries in 2018-2019. American Samoa HOSA also earned distinction as the association with the highest percentage membership increase within...

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 (l-r) students Chole Tuaua and Darius Shimasaki-Vaofanua and ASCC HOSA Coordinator Monica Afalava.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the 2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) held last month in Orlando, Florida, American Samoa HOSA achieved special recognition for having the second-highest membership gain (61%) of all states, territories and countries in 2018-2019. American Samoa HOSA...
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