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Our Troops

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Many Samoans, to some degree, have reluctantly chosen to leave our homeland of American Samoa to seek a better future abroad. But no matter where we go, we always seem to find solace being in the presence of our own people. Such was the sense and the atmosphere at the Samoan Protestant Church on...
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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...
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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...
“It was a great pleasure to greet our soldiers from American Samoa on behalf of everyone back home, and wish them Merry Christmas,” said Aumua Amata. “They send warm Christmas wishes back to everyone. I was able to take a few moments to tell them we’re all very proud of them, and thinking of them in their training, and at this time of year.”  [Courtesy photo]
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 will compete in first ever US Army All American Bowl 7 on 7 Flag Football Game. Pictured (l-r) are US Army SGT Nathan Vaitautolu, 1SG Diamond Ott, and SSG Joseph Lei-Sam. Not pictured are SGT Travis Tofi and SPC Mark Liu. The Army Bowl has a worldwide television audience, thanks to a live broadcast on NBC. The 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CT and locals who want to be part of the action can view it live on NBC. 
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...
Retired US Army SPC Jared Vaina Tuvale of Laulii and Aoloau competed in the Dept. of Defense Warriors Games, hosted in Chicago, Illinois this past summer.  A graduate of Faga'itua High School, Tuvale's military career was cut short after he was diagnosed with bone cancer last year.  [photo: courtesy]
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 Talavou Avegalio (center) at his last deployment in the Middle East. Last month, Capt. Avegalio assumed command of Detachment 1, Alpha Company 3rd of the 140th Aviation in Hilo, HI.  [photo: courtesy]
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...
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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...
Fellow servicemen paying tribute to their fallen comrade, SFC Albert H. Chung during a memorial service held at the US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna last Friday. [photo: AF]
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...

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