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CW4 Samitioata S. Roberts celebrating Flag Day 2019
CW4 Samitioata S. Roberts, son of Tafa'ifa Sinapao & Vaepa Uiagalelei Roberts (A'asu Fou & Aoloau) celebrates Flag Day in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. No matter where we find ourselves in the world, never forget our Samoan roots. This island where you were born, the village you grew up in, the...
Lance Cpl. Derek S. Pulu
Ginowan City, OKINAWA — Lance Cpl. Derek S. Pulu helps a student clean a window Dec. 14, 2018 at Ginowan City, Okinawa, Japan. Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, volunteered at the AmerAsian School in Okinawa to help with...
Mrs. Asoiva Togafau (center), with John and Ricky Leulu (far right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last month, a US Navy Commodore (West Region) accompanied by other US Navy officials made it a point to visit the proud mother of two local boys who have ultimately made the decision to be part of the US Navy. The American Samoa Navy Recruiter is NC1 Kaopuiki Ronald. Mrs...
Medal of Honor recipients await the start of a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2019.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorated National Medal of Honor Day yesterday and released the following statement: "On March 25, 1963, the nation's first Medals of Honor were presented, recognizing heroic service to the country. “In 1991, President George H. W. Bush commemorated...
“Talofa! We all so appreciate each of our own serving our country! Today, (center) SPC Arrianna Princess Auva'a and SSG Bingham M. Leiataua, both serving in the Army, were here to tour the beautiful U.S. Capitol and met some of the staff in American Samoa's Congressional office...Thanks for...
Tira Faiivae receiving her award from Maj. Gen. Steven A. Shapiro
Kaiserslautern, GERMANY — Tira Faiivae, a budget analyst with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, was presented the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service from Maj. Gen. Steven A. Shapiro, 21st TSC commanding general on Jan. 17, 2019 at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, for saving a...
Infantry Drill Sergeant Mumaina Lagai with his wife and children
Fort Benning, GEORGIA — Mumaina Lagai who was born and raised in Vailoa, American Samoa was recently promoted to Sergeant First Class/E7. A 2007  Leone High School graduate, he is the son of Pa’uulu Lagai Jr (Lauli’i) and Leatalua Toilolo Lagai (Taputimu). Mumaina told Samoa News he has been on 3...
(l-r) ET1 (SW) Electronics Technician First Class Fiafia D. Sunia, SSgt Argiroudis Aristides, and MM3 (Machinists Mate Third Class) James Amuimuia
USS FORT McHENRY — Toa O Samoa (amphibious assault type) currently deployed to 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations on board the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) in support of US national security interests in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, conducting missions, including maritime security operations...
(l-r) Second Lt. Salvation Lee of Aua, First Lt. Fred Meaole of Amanave, Second Lt. Jesse Scanlan of Malaeimi
Three sons of American Samoa following the US Army’s Field Artillery Officer’s graduation ceremony on Jan. 23, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. [l-r] Second Lt. Salvation Lee of Aua, a 2014 graduate of Samoana High School; First Lt. Fred Meaole of Amanave, a 2013 graduate of Leone High School; and Second Lt...
Army Reserve Spec. Robertson Ili at Fatuoaiga Montessori School
Army Reserve Spec. Robertson Ili i se fa’ata’ita’iga o le faia o fa’amalosi tino i le militeri ‘ao maimoa fanau aoga a Fatuoaiga Montessori School i le amata o le vaiaso lenei. O lea polokalama a le aoga, mo le vaiaso lenei mo aoga Katoliko. O le susuga ia Ili o se faiaoga i le Aoga Tulaga Muamua a...

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