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SPC Arrianna Princess Auva'a of Malaeloa with Mr. Kyren Thomsen, SPC  Soapy J. Ifopo of Tafuna, and SSG Joey Taiese of Aunu'u
SPC Arrianna Princess Auva'a of Malaeloa with Mr. Kyren Thomsen, SPC  Soapy J. Ifopo of Tafuna, and SSG Joey Taiese of Aunu'u at the Fort Stewart / Hunter AAF NCO Academy Graduation in Fort Stewart, GA, December 7, 2018. These American Soldiers were celebrating and commending the completion of SPC...
SN Leonrhee Kereseta Alaimaleata, son of American Samoa from the village of Alofau is one of the selected elite members of the US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in Washington DC, honoring President Bush at his funeral ceremony this week. He is pictured here front row, center. He is the son of...
Family members and friends of retired CW5 Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister from Pago Pago upon his retirement ceremony following more than 40 years of honorable service to our country. Chief Glenister enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1977, then...
PV2 Nikolao II Chacko Mutini having his wings pinned on by his brother John.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — PV2 Nikolao II Chacko Mutini is officially an aviation soldier in the United States Army. Yesterday, he received his wings from his uncle CW5 John Nikolao (US Army, Black Hawk Pilot, Retired) during a ceremony held in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Mutini is a graduate of Manu’a...
Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN —  Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here...
The US flag flutters at half mast prior to a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American cemetery and memorial in Belleau, eastern France, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. More than 60 heads of state and government converged on France for the commemorations that crescendoed Sunday with ceremonies at the Tomb of...
Amata with Veterans
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2018: “Veterans Day is a special milestone for the whole nation to join together in recognizing all our Veterans, their service and sacrifice, and what they mean to our Country and...
[l-r standing) Sgt. Embery, Sgt. Hunt, Spc. Maluafou, Sgt. Mortenson Sgt. Sapla and Spc. Stanleyfelt; and kneeling is PFC. Ulimasao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The seven Army Reservists posed for a photo yesterday, the final day of the six-day US Army Reserve “Best Warrior” Competition, held in American Samoa for the first time. Two local reservists and five from Hawai’i, Guam and Alaska made up the competitors, who are [l-r...
MST Christabel Lupetaliaami Jennings Joyner pictured here with her husband, Chuck Joyner,
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Master Sergeant Christabel “Chris” Lupetaliaami Jennings Joyner upon her retirement ceremony following 26 years of honorable service to our country.  “Congratulations to Chris upon her retirement ceremony this week, and a...
Ryan Taifane with his mother Taua Niualama Taifane and his brother, Eric.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this year, Ryan Vaeoso Taifane, 27, became the first Samoan in five years to be sworn in locally as an officer candidate in the US Army. He's back now — temporarily. But this time, he is an officer, a leader, a member of the world's greatest military. Taifane...

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