Our Troops

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...
On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, Major James T. Fe’a-Fiame was promoted to the rank of LT Colonel  of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team — Hawaii Army National Guard. His son, James, is seen helping pin his father’s new rank as part of the ceremony. Fe'a-Fiame is the son of T. Tusapa and Telesia  Fiame...
(Editor’s Note: President Donald Trump announced last Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces. The twitter decision came without a plan in place to implement it. And, has left active transgender military members...
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata would like to extend her sincere congratulations and appreciation to Command Sergeant Major Charles M. Tobin, who retires from the United States Army this month after nearly 34 years of service. CSM Tobin is a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa and Lotopa...

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