Our Troops

Christmas love and cheer reached some soldiers of the A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment currently deployed in Baghdad, Iraq. On the far left of the soldiers’ photo is one of our own, SPC Tūto'atasi Letoaepulealonaloto Tautalatasi. SPC Tūto'atasi wrote via Facebook: "It felt good...
This US Navy undated photo shows Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Sagapolutele (right), a ship's serviceman, receiving from a Naval official the “Sailor of the Year 2017” award serving aboard USS San Diego, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship (LPD 22). A son of American Samoa from...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to greet soldiers from American Samoa and spend time with them at Fort Lee, Virginia, along with touring Fort Lee and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, observing training in action and being briefed on Fort Lee’s operations. The soldiers are...
Five Samoan soldiers are making history, having been selected by an independent board of the Army Marketing and Research Group, to compete in the first ever U.S Army All American Bowl 7 versus 7 Flag Football Game.  They are US Army SGT Nathan Vaitautolu, 1SG Diamond Ott, SSG Joseph Lei-Sam, SGT...
Jarred Vaina Tuvale is the true definition of a warrior. After being diagnosed with bone cancer last year, which resulted in his left leg being amputated, the 21-year-old from Laulii and Aoloau didn't waste time moping and feeling sorry for himself. Instead, he opted to find a means of releasing...
This is a day to recognize our veterans and all they mean to us. It is also a day to celebrate freedom, because that’s the ultimate selfless cause of all who serve. God bless the United States, and God bless each one of you – our veterans. God Bless Our Veterans! Read Congresswoman Aumua Amata's...
Captain Jerrod Talavou Avegalio, in a change of command ceremony on September 9th, assumed command of Detachment 1 Alpha Company 3rd of the 140th Aviation (S&S) from outgoing commander, Captain Jayson Yang in Hilo, Hawaii.  Captain Avegalio, a black hawk pilot, had recently returned from a...
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to attend an American Samoan soldier’s Advanced Individual Training graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia, followed by a tour of the Fort and a special visit to the National Infantry Museum, where Governor Peter Tali Coleman...
US Army officials both local and off-island gathered at the Konelio Pele US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna last Friday afternoon, to honor and pay tribute to their fallen comrade, SFC Albert H. Chung, the army recruiter who drowned at Alega Beach on August 6. Others who were in attendance included...
Thirty-one future soldiers took the Oath of Enlistment for the US Army during a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna on Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of proud parents, families and friends. They are part of the 80 Delayed Entry Program enlistees — the largest single DEP...

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