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Andrew Pelesasa Promoted to First Sergeant

Andrew Pelesasa was promoted to First Sergeant on 12 July 2012 at Sand Hill in Fort Benning GA. His family traveled from afar to witness this special event. Among the proud and joyful are his beautiful children Drucilla, Nu'u and Manaia, sister Vanessa and brother, and also family from Fort Knox KY and Fort Benning GA.



Samoans with local ties take part in Pacific Partnership 2012 Humanitarian Mission.

From L-R, SH2(SW) Andrew Sagapolutele from the village of Vaitogi, LS1(SW/AW) Montgomery Mutu from the village of Leone, Civilian Mariner Filipo Autele from Ofu, Manu'a and PS2(SW/FMF/AW) Vale Mataafa from the city of Oceanside, California onboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partership 2012 in several countries throughout Southeast Asia. PP12 is the seventh in a series of U.S.



Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration 2012 in Grafenwoehr/Vilseck, Germany

From L-R SSG Tela, Penieli, SSG Maiava, Sofara, PFC Rodriguez, SSG Tufono, Kisiueta, PFC Moetala, Grady, !LT Lefaoseu, Afu, Taumalatou Osa, Esther Telfer, and Tylor Telfer getting ready to perform the Ava Ceremony.



Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration 2012 in Grafenwoehr/Vilseck, Germany

SFC Utupo, Laauli and some of our Toa O Samoa looking fierce as they perform the Manu Samoa Haka.