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AIC Jared Tuku
Barksdale AFB, LOUISIANA —  Another Toa o Samoa has been rewarded for exemplary service in the United States Air Force. Airman First Class (AIC) Jared Tuku of Fatumafuti was recently named ‘Airman of the Month’ for August 2019. Tuku - son of Palamu Tuku and Caroline Sitala Tagomailelagi Tuku, and...
 PV2 Ulu and SFC Hoddle.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — PV2 Morgan Ulu of Samoana High School has been awarded the 4-year Minuteman Scholarship from the Oregon Army National Guard. She will attend Southern Oregon University (SOU) and participate in ROTC beginning Fall 2019. This is according to SFC Sheri Hoddle, recruiting...
Amata with U.S. Marine Anasitasia Ioane of Aua
Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS — Congresswoman Aumua Amata in Honduras with U.S. Marine Corps Captain Anasitasia Ioane of Aua.  According to Amata, Anasitasia “is doing an amazing job serving our Nation. American Samoa is proud of her.” Anasitasia is the daughter of Antonina and Maselino Ioane, “the famous...
Rear Adm. Louis C. Tripoli after a medical symposium at RIMPAC 2018.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The U.S. military is launching a new effort to support and coordinate health care efforts across Pacific islands, where even on American soil health services and outcomes lag far behind U.S. states. On Tuesday, more than 100 people gathered at the University of Hawaii John A....
Amata with three-time Purple Heart recipient Fanuatanu Mamea
Washington, D.C. — “Every August 7th the nation observes Purple Heart Day – a time to say ‘thank you’ or remember specifically our Veterans and Service Members, past and present, who have earned a Purple Heart Medal. “Today, I had the opportunity to call three-time Purple Heart recipient Fanuatanu...
American Samoa soldiers at Ft. McCoy
Posing with the American Samoa flag are our very own Toa O Samoa, who recently participated in an annual US Army training course at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. Malo lava to all our Samoan servicemen and women who are serving proudly all over the globe. Thank you for your service. [photo: courtesy]
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak and a Coast Guard recruiter give interviews to television reporters in the Port of Pago Pago
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak and a Coast Guard recruiter give interviews to television reporters in the Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The crew is conducting community relations and participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement...
Airmen 1st Class Jacqueline Ale is pictured with parents- Tifi  Ale and Fuji Nomura Ale, and elder sister Delta Pilot Laura Ale-Englebrecht
Airmen 1st Class Jacqueline Ale is pictured with proud parents- Tifi  Ale and Fuji Nomura Ale, and elder sister Delta Pilot Laura Ale-Englebrecht after graduating from Air Force Basic Training on July 26 at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio Texas.  Airman 1st Class Ale will be training as a...
Peresetene o le VFW i Hawaii ma Amerika Samoa, Igafo Maria Brown Va'a
O se va'aiga i le fonotaga tele a le VFW aoao lea na fa'atasi atu i ai le tama'ita'i Peresetene o le VFW i Hawaii ma Amerika Samoa, Igafo Maria Brown Va'a [tupito tauagavale] ma nisi fo'i o a latou pa'aga . [ata foa’i]
Amata with Captain Linda Galea’i at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata released an update to constituents on some of the Veterans’ activity in the House of Representatives this week. VERERANS HEARINGS Amata took part in a hearing focused on examining treatment of whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA),...

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