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CW4(R) Hope L. Jamias-Bean (second from left) and fellow inductees
CW4(R) Hope L. Jamias-Bean (second from left) and fellow inductees after their induction into the US Army Quartermaster Corps Hall of Fame on May 6, 2024 at Chesterfield. Virginia. Read story in Tuesday’s issue. [courtesy photo]  
counselors who are receiving their Certificate of Proficiency
A huge congratulations to the first cohort of school counselors who are receiving their Certificate of Proficiency (COP) from ASCC Health and Human Services Department. They proudly received their certificates at the ASCC graduation ceremony on Friday May 17, 2024. Malo le finau faafetai le onosa'i...
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo with younger brother
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo, a World Indoor Championships representative and National Record holder over 100m and 200m, will lead team American Samoa at the 2024 Oceania Athletics Under-18 Area Championships, which will be held in Suva, Fiji, from June 1 to 9, 2024. Team American Samoa consists of...
transplanting super corals
Once-vibrant coral reefs teeming with fish life are suffering the impacts of bleaching and sea temperature increases. An initiative in Tuvalu involves transplanting super corals to the damaged areas of the reef, where they can grow and help to rebuild the damaged areas. Read story in Pacific News...
Tafuna High School JV and Varsity girls basketball teams
Well done Tafuna High School JV and Varsity girls basketball teams for clinching the 2024 championship! A huge shoutout to Bethany Tulolo for being named MVP of the Game for JV, and to Jadyn Craig for her outstanding performance as the Varsity MVP, and to Coach Manny (JV) and Coach Alvin (Varsity)...
Amata with newly commissioned ROTC officers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four newly minted soldiers from American Samoa were commissioned during the University of Hawaii Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony recently in Honolulu. Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata congratulated them in a press release saying, “American Samoa has established a strong...
close up delegates
Best of Luck to the American Samoa Close-Up group traveling to Washington DC.  Exciting opportunity to explore our nation's capital and learn about its history and significance. Enjoy every moment of this unforgettable experience and make the most of this incredible opportunity. [Facebook photo]
dressed for the prom
O se va’aiga i nisi o fanau aoga a le aoga maualuga a Tafuna, i le latou ‘prom’ i le po o le aso Faraile o le vaiaso ua mavae, Me 10, 2024 lea sa faia i le Fale Laumei i Utulei. [ata foa’i]
Some Fagaitua teachers
Culminating Teacher Appreciation Week, AS-DOE visited all public schools this week — including these Fagaitua High School teachers — to express gratitude to all of the amazing teachers for their dedication and hard work in shaping the future of our students. “As a token of our appreciation,...
Immunization Awareness Month wave
Waving our way into Immunization Awareness Month.  This year's theme, "Armor Up, Protect Yourself". American Samoa, join us in getting vaccinated for a healthier community.[Facebook photo]