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‘GO FOR BROKE’ BATTALION — LT. COL. KENNETH TAFAO TAKES COMMAND

FORT SHAFTER FLATS — On a rainy Saturday, the men of the only infantry battalion in the U.S. Army Reserve stood proudly in formation as Lt. Col. Kenneth Tafao took command of 100th Inf. Bn., 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Daniel Austin, during a ceremony, here, April 11.
 
Pacific Army Reserve Soldiers, family members, retirees and guests gathered for the ceremony presided over by Col. Colbert Low, commander, 303rd MEB.
 



O Faiva e Tapua’ia, E Manuia!

O lenei fo’i vaiaso ua mafai ona maua ni feso’ota’iga ma nisi o alo o le atunu’u o lo ua fa’amanuiaina a latou taumafaiga o aga atu i latou i ai, ma ua tatou mautinoa foi le manuia o tatou o tapua’ia.

 

APELU SO’OA’EMALELAGI O NU’UULI

 



Gabbard family gathers for promotion

William Gabbard (center) was recently promoted to Sergeant Major, U.S Army.  Gabbard has been a member of the United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C since 1987.  



Gabbard family gathers for promotion

William Gabbard (center) was recently promoted to Sergeant Major, U.S Army.  Gabbard has been a member of the United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C since 1987.  



‘O Faiva e Tapua’ia, E Manuia’

 
O nisi nei o fanau e le’i leva ona tu’ua Amerika Samoa ona o le tautua ua ofo atu i vaege au i le militeri.
 
PITOLUA SAMUELU JR O AUMI, LEONE
 
O le ali’i talavou lenei sa a’oa’oina i le Fa’asao Malisi High School ma fa’au’u mai ai ia Iuni, 2014 ona malaga lea  mo le fa’amoemoe e ulufale i BCT i Fort Sill Indiana, lea na fa’au’u mai ai ia Fepuari 2015, fa’atasi ai ma nisi o le latou au malaga sa ulufale fa’atasi.



Faiva e Tapua’ia, e Manuia

O lo ua maua fo’i tala fiafia, i taumafaiga a nisi o le fanau ua mae’a a latou Koleniga ma A’oga Fa’apitoa i a latou tautua i le militeri. Fa’afetai tapua’i i matua ma aiga, fa’apea le tatou Malo, aua o lo’o tatou tu’i pea le mulipapaga ma nofo tapua’ia o latou faiva.
 
VAO BAHN O AOLOAU
 



TAYLOR JESSOP RECEIVES APPOINTMENT TO THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Based on a media release from Aumua Amata's office

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has personally called and congratulated Taylor’s parents on their daughter’s outstanding achievement. The Air Force Academy notified Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s office on Jan. 29, 2015 that they are extending an Offer of Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy to Miss Taylor Va’alele Jessop to be a member of the Class of 2019.
 



‘O Faiva e Tapuai, e Manuia’

Tautua i vaega au a le militeri

O nisi nei o alo o le atunu’u ua ma’ea a latou BCT i South Carolina ma latou AIT i Fort Lee, Virgnia ia Fepuari 6, 2015. Ua tofia nei i latou i pou tiute eseese i vaega au militari a Amerika.

 

WILLIE VILIAMU JR. O MASEFAU

 



O le Faiva e Tapuaia, e manuia

O Daryleen Saleafaina Moi o ia o se tasi e avea ma Fitafita a le US Army Reserve ma o lo’o i ai nei o ia i Hawaii ina ua mae’a latou BCT na fa’atautaia ai iina. O lenei tama’ita’i talavou, o se alo e fa’asino ia Fa’aeseina Magalei Moi o se tina faia’oga i Midkiff ma Pavaia’i ma le susuga le Pulea’oga Litaea o Kerupi Usoali’i Moi o Faleniu.
 



ASNOC FUNDED FOR SPORTS PROGRAM FOR DISABLED SERVICE MEMBERS & VETS

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The office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events has recently approved an application for funding under the Grants for Adaptive Sports Program for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces Program in the amount of $50,000 for the local American Samoa National Olympic Committee.