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Amata visits troops in Middle East over Christmas

Amata with two American Samoa soldiers in the Middle East
Source: Office of the Congresswoman

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 and women, tour installations, and visit those deployed in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Sicily.

A formal moment upon arrival.

Christmas with our Pacific Islander troops

Congresswoman Amata was able to greet those serving from American Samoa in several locations. Members were also able to teleconference with troops forward deployed to other Middle East nations, again including several from American Samoa.