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Army Reserve Soldier from the 100th Infantry Battalion on the firing line
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa historically has played a pivotal role in the security of the Pacific. In 1878 the U.S. signed a treaty for the establishment of a naval station in Pago Pago Harbor, United States Naval Station Tutuila. Under the administration of the U.S. Navy (1900–51),...
Pfc. Washington Pou Ameperosa stands for a picture with three sisters and his grandparents
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HAWAII — For some, the calling to serve something greater than you doesn’t necessarily come natural, but for others it is something instilled within from an early age. Some of us understand that the blessings that we receive in life, come from the blessings we give...
Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Many Americans know the struggle of a long commute to work, but how many travel thousands of miles to accomplish their tasks regularly? Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag is the Commander of Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, American Samoa, but lives 3,600 miles...
U.S. Army Reserve brothers Spc. Pemerika Mahuka, and Sgt. Clayton (Kona) Mahuka
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — More than 200,000 Soldiers are currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Out of those 200,000, there’s bound to be a few siblings serving together. However, when two brothers serve in the same Army Reserve infantry company on the small Pacific Island of American Samoa...
Solders of the local US Army Reserve unit
Solders of the local US Army Reserve unit, last Friday at the Army’s new 9th Mission Support Command Modular Small Arms Range, indoor shooting facility in Tafuna.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Soldiers firing weapons in the U.S. Army Reserve's first Modular Small Arms Range in Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 27, 2019.
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA —  American Samoa has a rich history of “Firsts” in a long U.S. Army Reserve lineage, like hosting two companies from the 100th Infantry ‘Go for Broke’ Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, which is the Army Reserve’s only infantry battalion....
Sualua Tui Masaniai, 1922-2019
Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA — On April 1, 2019 Sualua Tui Masaniai, 1922-2019, peacefully drew his last breath on earth in Santa Ana, CA.  He was welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ after being blessed with a long life of 97 years.   Sualua was the son of Tui Tuimaleali’...
Staff Sgt. Faiupu Tagaleoo, assigned to Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, 9th Mission Support Command (left), representing the oldest unit member, and Pvt. Vend Luafutu, assigned to Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command (right), along with Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag, Commander, Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Soldiers from American Samoa know a thing or two about pride, and on the U.S. Army Reserve’s 111th birthday, that pride was on full display during a cake cutting ceremony at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, American Samoa, April 23, 2019. Soldiers young and old sang...
CW4 Samitioata S. Roberts celebrating Flag Day 2019
CW4 Samitioata S. Roberts, son of Tafa'ifa Sinapao & Vaepa Uiagalelei Roberts (A'asu Fou & Aoloau) celebrates Flag Day in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. No matter where we find ourselves in the world, never forget our Samoan roots. This island where you were born, the village you grew up in, the...
Lance Cpl. Derek S. Pulu
Ginowan City, OKINAWA — Lance Cpl. Derek S. Pulu helps a student clean a window Dec. 14, 2018 at Ginowan City, Okinawa, Japan. Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, volunteered at the AmerAsian School in Okinawa to help with...

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