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Marne Soldiers of Asian and Pacific heritage dancing
The Marne Soldiers of Asian and Pacific heritage in their production and performance for the Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage observance, on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 in Fort Stewart, Georgia.  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who...
Members of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues including Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled to speak in honor of women veterans at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. “It’s special to be here in this beautiful place, and part of this wonderful wreath...
(l-r) SSG Pine, Lani; SFC Tuitoelau, Salamo; CPT Gonzales, Ricardo; SFC Leaupepe, Samantha; MSG McCall, Poumele; WO1 Lokeni, Lancelot.
Fort Lee, VIRGINIA — CPT Ricardo Gonzales, (3rd from left) and some of American Samoa’s Toa o Samoa after his promotion ceremony from 1LT to CPT at Fort Lee, VA on May 13, 2019. CPT Gonzales is the son of the late Miguel Gonzales and Eve of Aua. He is humbled with the opportunity God has blessed...
Noel Folasa Taeleifi Faiivae Iuli Godinet Chun with his wife, daughter and friend
Noel Folasa Taeleifi Faiivae Iuli Godinet Chun of Leone was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S Army National Guard (Active Guard Reserve) on Saturday, May 11th at his home in Chandler, AZ.  About 150 people attended the ceremony to celebrate Lt. Colonel Chun. He was pinned by his wife...
Josie Tauoa with her father and brother
Ms. Josie Tauoa was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9) in the United States Navy this month in the State of Hawai’i.  Her parents are Senator Muagututi’a Moevasa Tauoa of Faga’itua and Sosefina M. Tauoa of Savaii. At her promotion ceremony in Honolulu, she was pinned by her father and her...
Army Reserve Soldier from the 100th Infantry Battalion on the firing line
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa historically has played a pivotal role in the security of the Pacific. In 1878 the U.S. signed a treaty for the establishment of a naval station in Pago Pago Harbor, United States Naval Station Tutuila. Under the administration of the U.S. Navy (1900–51),...
Pfc. Washington Pou Ameperosa stands for a picture with three sisters and his grandparents
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HAWAII — For some, the calling to serve something greater than you doesn’t necessarily come natural, but for others it is something instilled within from an early age. Some of us understand that the blessings that we receive in life, come from the blessings we give...
Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Many Americans know the struggle of a long commute to work, but how many travel thousands of miles to accomplish their tasks regularly? Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag is the Commander of Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, American Samoa, but lives 3,600 miles...
U.S. Army Reserve brothers Spc. Pemerika Mahuka, and Sgt. Clayton (Kona) Mahuka
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — More than 200,000 Soldiers are currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Out of those 200,000, there’s bound to be a few siblings serving together. However, when two brothers serve in the same Army Reserve infantry company on the small Pacific Island of American Samoa...
Solders of the local US Army Reserve unit
Solders of the local US Army Reserve unit, last Friday at the Army’s new 9th Mission Support Command Modular Small Arms Range, indoor shooting facility in Tafuna.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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