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Captain Jordan Scanlan with his wife Niva and their children
Joint Base Lewis-McChord. WASHINGTON — In honor of both Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage and Military Appreciation Month, media around the country is recognizing the contributions made by the AAPI community who choose to serve our country — including KIRO TV in Seattle, Washington. This...
Airman 1st Class Carlos León
Joint Base Andrews, MD —  Airman 1st Class Carlos León, a munitions systems technician with the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, is of mixed race heritage. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to a Peruvian father and a half Nicaraguan and half Samoan mother, he always felt connected to...
Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava
Washington, D.C. —  Uifa’atali Amata was very pleased to announce that Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies. “I’m delighted to announce a fully qualified appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy for Dorvida...
Cpl. Michael Auva
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan — U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Auvaa, the inbound personnel first-stage noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Installation Personnel Administration Center on Camp Foster, hails from a small island in the South Pacific Ocean — a U.S. possession in the Southern...
Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava
Ua fa’ailoa mai i le fa’asologa o le fa’au’uga mai pe Preparatory School a le US Air Force Academy i Colorado Springs, ua fa’amanuiaina ai le taumafaiga a le tamaitai talavou, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, o se tasi o lupe fa’alele a le tatou malo, sa fa’ato’a fa’au’u mai Manumalo Academy 2020, ma...
Manumalo Academy 2020, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, sa ulufale i le USAir Force Academy Preparatory School
O le tamaitai sa fa’au’u mai le Manumalo Academy 2020, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, sa ulufale i le USAir Force Academy Preparatory School i Colorado Springs, Colorado lea ua fa’ai’u ma le manuia le ulua’i la’asaga o ana a’oa’oga fa’amiliteri, ma ulufale atu i le isi la’asaga lona lua e fa’aauau ai...
Sergeant Merieni Tupuimatagi,
Fort Bragg, N.C. — For Fort Bragg's Sergeant Merieni Tupuimatagi, service runs through her veins. The 29-year-old paratrooper has several family members who have honorably served. She joined the U.S. Army seven years ago, seeing it as an opportunity. "Being a Pacific Islander in the military, it's...
Local Army Reserve members signing up for vaccine
This Health Department photo posted on its Facebook page shows local soldiers of the US Army Reserve registering before getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) vaccination site last Friday. [photo: DoH]
 SGT Agaaletaua M F Autele Limu and friends and family
Congratulations to our newly promoted (center) SGT Agaaletaua M F Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a. SGT Limu is the daughter of the late Mrs. Gertrude Sai and Mr. Lopa Lesā, wife to Milton Limu of Masefau, and a mother to Avrolet Limu and her siblings. After graduating top 10 in the Basic Leadership...
Agaletaua M Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a with family
Agaletaua M Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a (center in uniform) is soon to be promoted to Sgt in the US Army. She graduated from the  Basic Leaders Course in early March ranking Top 10 out of 152 students and made the Commandant’s List. Agaletaua is the daughter of Lopa Lesa and Gertrude Sai. Her...

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