MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor
The two ASG vessels, the MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor waiting to undergo a maintenance check. With these two vessels not operating, it leaves the Manu’a island group without ocean transportation for a while, prompting the ASG to charter the Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa, set to arrive today from Apia.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Commander Michael Tagaloa being sworn in
Michael Tagaloa was promoted yesterday, February 25, 2020 — to U.S. Navy Commander. He is a Chaplain in the Navy currently serving at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Commander Togaloa is seen here taking his oath. The ceremony was attended by his father, Vae Tagaloa from Afao as well as by relatives and friends. His mother is the late Evelyn Ufuti Tagaloa of Vaitogi, who passed away September 28, 2017. He has been serving as a Chaplain in the Navy and for the Marines the past 15 years. [photo: courtesy]
Kasey-Aire Tauimanu Thompson
Kasey-Aire Tauimanu Thompson graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. The son of Andrew Ernest Thompson and the late Sjmalu Marjorie Brown of Matu'u & Faganeanea, Thompson is a 2009 graduate of Samoana High School who obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in California. Currently residing in Sacramento, CA, Thompson is married to Alisi Mata'ele and they have a 3-year-old daughter. Malo lava! [photo: courtesy]
Faleasao residents cleaning up beach
This photo shared on Manu’atele Community Worldwide facebook page shows residents of Faleasao village in Manu’a clean up late last week, after damaging winds and heavy rain between Feb. 16 and Feb. 19th from a monsoon trough, battered the island group. Manu’a also faced strong winds from the two back-to-back storms that followed after the monsoon trough. [photo: Manu’atele Community FB]

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