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SFC/E7 Christopher Fielding with family
SFC/E7 Christopher Fielding o Amerika Samoa lea ua tatala lava le tausaga fou i lona si’itaga o tofiga e galue ai i le USArmy. O ia o se ao e fa’asino ia Mr & Mrs Tasi Fielding o Tafuna. Ua fa’ailoa fo’i lona fiafia tele, ona ua fa’ate’ia o ia i lenei fa’aeaga i le amataga o le 2020. O Chris ma...
Ameto Sanele Lemana
Faasao Marist Class of 2012 Ameto Sanele Lemana departed the territory for Ft. Leonard Wood for basic combat training in 2015. HIs first duty station was Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. He went on to Airborne school and earned his wings before he received orders to relocate to Alaska in...
Amata with two American Samoa soldiers in the Middle East
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled and blessed to spend several days over the holidays, including Christmas Day, with U.S. troops in the Middle East. A group of eight Members of Congress welcomed the opportunity to help serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of U.S. service men...
Senior Airman Oto with Santa and his elves
Happy Holidays American Samoa, from Senior Airman Oto deployed to Kuwait since July. Oto is the son of Ret. Chief Oto from Gataivai, Gagaifo, Lefaga; and Elenise Oto of Nuu'uli. His grandparents are Pastor and Mrs. Felolini Tau, of the Temple of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada. Samoa News is grateful for...
rig. Gen. Timothy Connelly and Command Sgt. Maj. Jessie Baird with Timothy Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — When Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated American Samoa in February 2018, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, residing in American Samoa, took immediate action to aid in the recovery efforts. Under the direction of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Soldiers assisted in...
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under the 9th Mission Support Command waiting for physicals
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – Tutuila, the largest and the main island of American Samoa, measures only about 21 miles across and about three miles from north to south. Yet this island is home to over 200 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command, headquartered in...
DeAngelo Herrera and family posing in front of a tank
Fort Bliss, TEXAS — Last Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, DeAngelo Herrera of Pago Pago was promoted and pinned the rank of SSG in the US Army. SSG Herrera is stationed in Fort Bliss, TX with the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment — “The Regulars”. He is pictured with his wife Anui and their children:...
Pictured l-r: PFC Konelio Feagiai-Tua of Aasufou & Fagasa; SGT Taulafoga Vaina of Amouli; PFC Kevin David of Pohnpei, Micronesia; SGT Charlene Beverley of Nu'uuli; SPC Utuifeau Mauga of Fatu ma Futi & Aoa; and PV2 Maoa Mailo of Masausi.
Ft. Carson, COLORADO — The Samoan Protestant Service at Ft. Carson, CO held its Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 24th, in honor of our soldiers who returned recently from deployment. It was a service full of thanksgiving and was followed by a short program by the youth group. On this...
Malaeloa native, Alrina Su'e Hollister
Fort Stewart, GA. — On Wednesday, Nov 26, 2019, Malaeloa native, Alrina Su'e Hollister graduated from the Basic Leaders Course (BLC) at the Fort Stewart Noncommission Officers Academy. SPC Hollister is the daughter of Alfred Hollister of Asili American Samoa and the late Honorine Failauga-Hollister...
Group photo after the “Toa O Samoa” church service
Las Vegas, NEVADA — On Sunday November 24, 2019, a “Toa O Samoa” church service was held at the Etena Fou Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa Las Vegas U.C.C., Nevada.  Its purpose was to commemorate all the “Toa O Samoa”, with an emphasis on those who were currently serving at Ft....

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