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Our Troops

rig. Gen. Timothy Connelly and Command Sgt. Maj. Jessie Baird with Timothy Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — When Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated American Samoa in February 2018, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, residing in American Samoa, took immediate action to aid in the recovery efforts. Under the direction of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Soldiers assisted in...
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under the 9th Mission Support Command waiting for physicals
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – Tutuila, the largest and the main island of American Samoa, measures only about 21 miles across and about three miles from north to south. Yet this island is home to over 200 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command, headquartered in...
DeAngelo Herrera and family posing in front of a tank
Fort Bliss, TEXAS — Last Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, DeAngelo Herrera of Pago Pago was promoted and pinned the rank of SSG in the US Army. SSG Herrera is stationed in Fort Bliss, TX with the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment — “The Regulars”. He is pictured with his wife Anui and their children:...
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...

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