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2019 Church Service honoring Toa o Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The most recent developments in the Afghan Region have led to a heightened sense of readiness throughout the United States Department of Defense and American Samoa’s local U.S. Army Reserve Unit.  Currently, there are over 200 Soldiers at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve...
[l-r] Victor Chen, Dorvida Fonoifafo G. Fuiava and Serena Iona
This photo shared with Samoa News shows American Samoans [l-r] Victor Chen, Dorvida Fonoifafo G. Fuiava and Serena Iona who are attending the U.S Air Force Academy. The three are set to graduate in 2025. [courtesy photo]
Leonrhee K. Alaimaleata carrying USCG flag in formation
Sitka, ALASKA — US Coast Guardsman Leonrhee K. Alaimaleata from the village of Alofau carrying the Coast Guard flag during the 4th of July parade in Sitka, Alaska, where he is now stationed. Previously Leon served in the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington D.C. for three years and during that...
Command Master Chief Josephine Tauoa,
Washington, D.C. — American Samoa’s Josephine Tauoa has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Delbert D. Black Leadership Award, July 6. She is the Command Master Chief of USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), a guided-missile destroyer. Tauoa was selected from a...
Serena Iona
Le tamaitai o Serena Iona, fa’auu mai ma le togisilia o le vasega fa’aiuaso 2020 mai Leone High, lea ua faatasi atu i Colorado Springs i le Airforce Academy ma o le lu’iga lea ua ia te ia I lenei taumafanafana, o le moe i le vao ma o le a fa’aaogaina e i latou uma o le vasega I lea academy mea uma...
Veterans wave on 4th of July
RAIN DOES NOT STOP LOCAL VETERANS CELEBRATING JULY 4TH — Local veterans and others participated in a wave in front of McDonald’s in Tafuna, marking the Fourth of July holiday, observed on Monday.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Sgt. Malu’ia with another soldier
Le ali’i Toa o Samoa Sgt. Malu’ia, LBJ ua fa’ailoa mai ua ausia e ia le agava’a e siitia ai lona tulaga a’o tautua i le US Army ma ua avea nei o ia ma Satini. Malo le tauata’i i lea fo’i Toa o Samoa. Na fa’apine o ia e lana soa i le galuega ia Iuni 30, 2021. [ata: foa’i]
Master Sergeant Suzie Nu’uvali
Fort Bliss, TEXAS — Newly commissioned Master Sergeant Suzie Nu’uvali of Aua village, American Samoa has graduated from the Sergeant Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas She was among the 516 military students who graduated from the academy and earned the new military rank of Sergeant Major In...
Taetuli and family in front of their new home.
Leander, TEXAS — A partnership of organizations determined to make life better for America’s wounded warriors is doing it in a way that can last a lifetime — with a brand new mortgage-free home. And one of American Samoa’s Toa o Samoa received his brand new home just as the pandemic broke out....
U.S.and American Samoa flags along with flags of the services at half staff
United States and the American Samoa flags — as well as the flags from the branches of the US Armed Forces were raised at half-staff yesterday during the ASG sponsored Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Monument in Tafuna- Daniel Inouye Industrial Park. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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