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SGM Salele'a Tuiolemotu with family after his pinning ceremony
Fort Bliss, TEXAS — The Sergeants Major Academy Frocking Ceremony was held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, Fort Bliss, TX.  MSG Salele'a Tuiolemotu (Taʻitaʻi Fono/ Chairman EFKAS, Toa O Samoa El Paso, TX) was pinned to the US Army Sergeant Major (SGM) rank in...
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Lee participates in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games
Colorado Springs, COLORADO — Imagine, in a matter of seconds, the world as you know it is changed forever. How will you adapt? How will you let it affect you? Will you allow the change to control you or will you use it to fuel your motivation and not hold you back? Some things we can’t control, but...
US Army Lt. Col. Clinton C. Seybold (left), Commander of the local US Army Reserve and U.S. Army Maj. Ullisses Taymes (right)
US Army Lt. Col. Clinton C. Seybold (left), Commander of the local US Army Reserve and U.S. Army Maj. Ullisses Taymes (right) pictured during their Wednesday visit to Samoa News. Seybold will be departing the territory later next month and a new commander will take over.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Lt. Col. Clint Seybold, commander of Detachment American Samoa
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Typhoons, earthquakes, and active shooters. These are some of the actual scenarios that Soldiers trained on during the first Army Reserve emergency response exercise. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from Detachment American Samoa, Detachment Marianas and...
In this photo from the U.S. Coast Guard Family Facebook page. Alaimaleata is leading the whole unit (front) holding the flag.  [courtesy photo]
Son of American Samoa from the village of Alofau completed training with the U.S. Coast Guard in Cape May, New Jersey on June 15, 2018. Leonrhee Tuupo Alaimaleata graduated as an E3 Seaman. He will be stationed in Alexandria, Virginia in the Ceremonial Honor Guard. Only three USCG recruits are...
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Service members and civilians hosted an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance celebrating the history, heritage and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the U.S. military on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 23. The event...
Fort Lee, VA. — Recitals, martial arts demonstrations and exotic dance performances marked the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Observance at the Lee Theater May 17. The event — hosted by the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade and presented by the Installation Equal Opportunity Office — is an...
Maj. Eline D. Moeolo-Tuitele with the 88th Readiness Division speaks to Fort McCoy, Wis., community members during the Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 17, 2018, at McCoy’s Community Center. The theme for the 2018 observance is “Unite our vision by working together.” [U.S. Army Photo: Aimee Malone, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.]
Fort McCoy, WISCONSIN — The contributions of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other ethnic and cultural groups are essential to the United States’ heritage and success as a country, said Maj. Eline D. Moeolo-Tuitele at Fort McCoy’s Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance...
Cpl. Naomi Sautia-Pomele, executive assistant to the commander of the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, is a native of American Samoa and spoke about the theme of “Unit Our Vision By Working Together” during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance on May 16 at Fort Drum, New York. [Michael Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs]
FORT DRUM, N.Y. — “Talofa” is the way people often greet each other in the Samoan language, and a loud and hearty one was extended to all the Fort Drum community members attending the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance on May 16 at the Commons. Traditional to this...
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Fort Benning GA — Toa O Samoa Army soldiers of Fort Benning, Georgia and their families after a fantastic performance for the United States Military ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS (AAPI) event held at Camp Rogers in Fort Benning, GA. A mass gathering of the Division Command team and Senior...

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