Congratulations to SPC Auva'a P. of Malaeloa American Samoa promoted from Private First Class (E3) to SPECIALIST (E4) after receiving a waiver of 18 months service in the United States Army. Pictured are SGT JONES M, SPC MAYFIELD D, SFC SORIANO M, SPC AUVA'A P, CPT NORTHRUP R, 1LT PASCETTA N, and SPC McGRAW B, of the HHC CO of the 87TH CSSB Battalion, 3SB of Fort Stewart, Georgia at Specialist Auva'a's promotion ceremony held at the HHC company grounds. (Photo:Courtesy) 
The Pago Youth Soccer Team who’ll be representing American Samoa in the OFC Qualifiers starting tomorrow at the FFAS Field in Pago Pago – are pictured here during practice yesterday evening at the Samoana High School field. The OFC Champions League Qualifier 2018 is for the National League champions of four countries — American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga. The winner and runner-up of this tournament will advance to the second stage of the OFC Champions League.  [photo: TG]
Work is underway for the "Route 1 - Atu'u to Laulii Road Embankment and Shoreline Protection Project" and employees from local company Happy Trucking are busy getting everything squared away in time for the anticipated one-year projected completion date. The work involves heavy machinery and large boulders so motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution and be patient if traffic is stalled at certain times. Project price tag is $1 million+.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]

Many Samoans, to some degree, have reluctantly chosen to leave our homeland of American Samoa to seek a better future abroad. But no matter where we go, we always seem to find solace being in the presence of our own people. Such was the sense and the atmosphere at the Samoan Protestant Church on AMR, Oahu, Hawai’i. New Year’s Eve service was filled with family and friends of our church members...

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As has been the norm in past years, the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO) is distributing free calendars. All you have to do is stop by their Nuuuli office and pick up your copy. According to Historic Preservation Officer, David Herdrich, of the total of 3,000 calendars printed, "...
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