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The final funeral service for US Army SPC Shaleen Maiava is scheduled for tomorrow. She is a member of the Utulei CCCAS youth and the church minister, along with fellow youth members, paid tribute to her in a special ceremony held this past Wednesday evening. Shaleen passed away unexpectedly at...
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Ipu Tupuola-Passi from Pavaiai, American Samoa was promoted to Petty Officer Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (E-5) in the United States Navy on June 8, 2017.  Congratulations Ipu! [courtesy photo]
Toa Samoa i Fort Bliss, El Paso Texas performed at their Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Ceremony this month.  The President’s proclamation says, “This month, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we recognize the achievements and contributions of Asian...
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YN1 Tagaloa emailed Samoa News to share a friend's special accomplishment. Pictured is Miss Zimmerman T. Enosa of Aoa and Sailele, American Samoa. She represented American Samoa and Western Samoa at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration...
Congresswoman Amata with her fellow Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues colleagues, and the honorees  from the Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, and Coast Guard stand before the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave moving remarks last Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery’s - Women’s Memorial in recognition of Memorial Day and the service and sacrifices that women have given to the United States Military.  The Congresswoman was honored to be invited to...
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...
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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...

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