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Our Troops

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....
SSG Auelua with family after his promotion ceremony
Fort Stewart, GEORGIA — Justin Richard Amate Thomas Auelua, with Delta Company, 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (2ABCT) at Fort Stewart, Georgia was promoted to Staff Sergeant on Friday Nov. 15, 2019. SSG Auelua is a Geospatial Imagery Intelligence Analyst and has...
Jalen S Mamea helping make kimchee
Jalen S Mamea, mai Fagasa ua faatasi ma isi fitafita o lo’o galulue ma nonofo i Camp Casey, Korea i Saute, ua latou tautuaina le mamalu lautele o tagata i lea fo’i a’ai, i mea’ai tufatufaina atu ma o ia lea o lo’o latou gaosia nei le KimChi. Malo tautua. [ata: foa’i]
Chaplain Tupuola with family members
Las Vegas, NEVADA — A Toa o Samoa was promoted in the United States Army last Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chaplain (Major) Folauga Tupuola’s promotion ceremony was officiated by Colonel Benjamin Luper, who also gave the opening remarks and administered the Oath of Office. The...
Raelyn Agnes Mariota Grey
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Faga’itua HS Class of 2019 co-salutatorian Raelyn Agnes Mariota Grey recently graduated from Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and she’s now at Fort Lee, Virginia for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as an automated logistical specialist (92A...
Julianne (left) and Rosemarie (right)
Samoa News is proud to highlight the military service of the Mano sisters — Julianne (left) and Rosemarie (right) — both currently on active duty in the US Army. The younger of the two, Private First Class (PFC) Julianne Sulutupe is a combat engineer, currently stationed at Fort Irwin, California....
Newly promoted Sergeant Janice Leaso Fiso
SGT Janice Leaso Fiso (pictured above) has been in service for 4 years and she dedicates this milestone and great accomplishment to her parents, family, and her "Mom" Faaosofia Fiso Pulepule. On this White Sunday weekend, SGT Fiso urges the youth of Samoa and American Samoa to “keep striving, don’t...
 SGT Sinaalamaimaleula Tauti with her father David
It’s a proud daddy moment for David Tauti. His daughter, Sinaalamaimaleula, an active duty soldier in the US Army based in Fort Lewis, WA, recently passed her Army Board and will be promoted to the rank of SGT this week. Sina is a 2016 graduate of Samoana High School who is in her second year of...

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