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Homeland Security

Crews work on siren system
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Crews from ASPA and local Homeland Security Department/ TEMCO last Friday checking out the outdoor siren warning system sites. In an advisory last week Wednesday, ASDHS and ASPA announced multiple siren tests at different sites on Tutuila from Thursday, Jan. 20 to Sunday...
Mt. Alava Elementary school students
This group photo posted to the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Facebook page, shows students and teachers of Mt. Alava Elementary School, along with officials of ASDHS, who conducted an outreach program at the school late last week for the National Preparedness Month of September. [photo...
Homeland Security staff at a wave
 This group photo posted to the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Facebook page, shows participants at the Wednesday “wave” on the main road at Tafuna, to close out American Samoa’s “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week”, which started on Sept. 23rd and ended on Sept. 29th. [photo:...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a combined Governmental and Private Sector effort the Unexploded Ordnance discovered in the Village of Aua last month was safely destroyed in a controlled detonation at the McConnell Dowell quarry late last week.  The US Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was...
Firemen spraying water on storage tanks
This local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) photo posted on its Facebook page shows water sprayed into a terminal during last week’s emergency response drill at the Origin Energy terminal facility in Aua. Local first responders — such as the fire bureau — responded to the planned emergency...
Sample American Samoa driver's license
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has until May 3, 2023 to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, after US Secretary of Homeland Security (USDHS), Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Tuesday the extension deadline for all states and territories as well as Washington D.C. Extending the REAL ID...
Samana Semo Ve’ave’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During his confirmation hearing yesterday as director of the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS), Samana Semo Ve’ave’a informed senators that the outdoor siren warning system is currently not working and they are waiting for an off island assessment team to travel...
Gov. Lolo has publicly acknowledged ‘through his appeal to the churches for help with drug problems ’ (tn 6/5/20) the long standing existence or presence of illegal drugs in American Samoa. He has also acknowledged that his top heavy Drug and Alcohol task force and government ie; Dpt. Public Safety...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Wednesday this week appointed Alfonso Pete Galea’i as acting director of the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS). The appointment was effective Wednesday, the same day that the governor issued the memo announcing the acting director...
Example of a ventilator
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has sent a request to U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, chairman of the US House Committee on Homeland Security, to assist with securing ventilators for American Samoa, as the two recent federal shipments didn’t included ventilators. In his request...

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