Our Troops

Toa o Samoa, Pvt Shaleen Maiava of Utulei [far left] with friends, at Fort Meade, Maryland. Pvt. Maiava passed away due to an illness on Tuesday morning at Fort Meade, her mother told Samoa News. Her family says they are waiting to meet with a US Army representative later this week to officially be...
Troops from Fort Stewart, Georgia pose for a photo after celebrating the ARMY Asia-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Club Stewart May 17th, 2017 — honoring their culture, traditions and history. The Asia-Pacific Islander observance was sponsored and hosted by 3rd Sustainment Brigade...
Some of the performers that entertained the crowd during the ARMY Asia-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month event held at Fort Steward, Georgia, May 17th, 2017 — honoring their culture, traditions and history. The Asia-Pacific Islander observance was sponsored and hosted by 3rd...
Troops from Fort Stewart, Georgia celebrated the ARMY Asia-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Club Stewart May 17th, 2017 — honoring their culture, traditions and history. The Asia-Pacific Islander observance was sponsored and hosted by 3rd Sustainment Brigade of the 3rd Infantry...
Congratulations to the eight soldiers of American Samoa who graduated from Basic Training this week. Jeff Tolai of Malaeloa, Allen Ropati of Aua, Selau Alualu of Fagatogo, Puleiti of Tafuna, Julie Sefo of Manu’a, Matane Tilei of Fagaalu, Lama Vaisagote of Laulii and George Mose of Afao. May God...
Washington, DC — President Trump signed S. 544 into law Wednesday, which eliminates the termination date for the successful Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. “I was proud to support the House version of this bill, when it passed through the House Veterans Affairs Committee...
Spec. Robert Toilolo (right) sends a shout out to friends and family who will be happy to know that even in Ft. Lee, Virginia, he has Samoan brothers and sisters — including SFC Leaupepe (center) and his new commanding officer, Capt. Valentino Pase (left). “It was a surprise and I am very happy to...
Basic combat training graduates of Delta company 3-34 battalion, 165th brigade of Fort Jackson, South Carolina March 15, 2017. L-R: PVT Toluao, Drill Sgt. Alex Lele Tuitasi of Malaeloa, Pvt Sefo and PVT Tauti, Sina Danielson. Samoa News employed PVT Tauti as part of the Dept. of Human Resources...
Alaiasu Liae Lilii Siufanua of Tafuna High School class of 2014 graduated from Basic Training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is pictured here with his grandmother Patricia Coyle from Ohio and his father Steven Lotonuu Siufanua from the village of Faleniu. Congratulations! 
Local US Army Reservist SSGT Frank Seko was officially presented the 9th Mission Support Command’s Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year award last month, during a special military ball held in the Aloha State. Seko, a Distribution System Operator for the Water Division of the American Samoa...

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