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Our Troops

Holiday Greetings to 'Our Troops' including SPC Jeremiah O’Brien as he re-enlists for another 3 years of Service in the US Army. SPC O’Brien who hails from the village of Faleasao, Manu’a, is based at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with his beautiful wife Lafogaula Deidre O’Brien of Malaeloa and their 3...
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In November 2016, Master Sergeant Jacinta Leo Maiava Migo was promoted to Senior Master Sergeant. The Senior Master Sergeant is from the village of Nuuuli, American Samoa and her parents are Maiava Leo & Faatamalii Seui Migo. She is a 1998 graduate of Fa’asao High School  — Class Valedictorian...
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PFC Auva’a and class after graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT) courses Wednesday November 23 in Fort Lee Virginia. PFC AUVA’A writes, “My class was so delighted, touched, and appreciative of these gifts that we were gifted with by Dr. Repeka Nuusa. It was a culture shock and the...
Congresswoman Amata with Pacific Islander soldiers at Ft. Jackson earlier this year.[courtsy photo]
Pago Pago — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2016.  “As we come together today to recognize the service of all who have served in our nation’s armed forces, let us take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in...
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Angel C. Leupolu-Osouna was promoted to Chief Petty Officer (E-7) in the United States Navy on 16 September 2016. She is the daughter of  Kiliata Leupolu of Fagaitua and Pitolua Sene-Leupolu of Aoa & Sailele. Angel grew up in Aoa with her Grandmother the late Ruta Sailele Sene and her...
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Petty Officer 1st class Fairburn Moesogi Tupua of Vaitogi and Leone following her graduation from training earlier this month is pictured here with her sister, Jackie Tupua Tulafono who attended the ceremony. Petty Officer Tupua is now assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Midgett based in Seattle,...
(l-r) American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett; Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor recipient; US Navy Petty Officer Second Class, Levetina King; and General Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff — pictured Tuesday during the American Legion’s Spirit of Service Award ceremony in Cincinnati. King, a native of American Samoa, received the Spirit of Service Award in “recognition of her extensive volunteer efforts.” [photo: Lucas Carter/The American Legion]
An American Samoan female sailor serving in Japan, where she organized and performed Pacific island culture dances to raise money for communities affected and still suffering from the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan, is the US Navy’s 2016 recipient of The American Legion’s Spirit of Service Award...
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PFC Auva'a, shown here with brother Hawley Auva'a, partner Kenny Nobrega, and best friend Trina Ve'e Tuimalealiifano who travelled to South Carolina to be with her. Princess Auva'a as she is known here in American Samoa graduated Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina Thursday August 25th....
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Captain Puletasi Wong-Mageo (in Army fatigues, in front of cake) has been promoted to Major in the US Army and the promotion ceremony was held Mar. 6 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Leone, presided over by Lt. Col. Clinton Seybold of the American Samoa US Army Reserve Installation Commander. In...
Fofo Tuitele joined the Marines in 1965
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Fifty years after he joined the United States Marine Corps, a decorated veteran is now a United States citizen. Fofomaitulagi Tuitele, known to friends and family as Fofo, recently completed his naturalization requirements and took the oath of allegiance during a ceremony last...

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