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U.S.and American Samoa flags along with flags of the services at half staff
United States and the American Samoa flags — as well as the flags from the branches of the US Armed Forces were raised at half-staff yesterday during the ASG sponsored Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Monument in Tafuna- Daniel Inouye Industrial Park. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Remember and Honor Memorial Day 2021
Washington, D.C. – Cong. Uifa’atali Amata released the following message in recognition of Memorial Day 2021: “Memorial Day is the day we specifically devote to those who gave all in the cause of freedom. All of our military and veterans deserve honor for their willingness to serve and sacrifice....
President Biden lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
On Memorial Day President Joe Biden pauses after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 31, 2021, in Arlington, Va. His face tight with emotion, Biden walked up to the wreath, cupping it in his hands in silent reflection and making the sign...
Captain Jordan Scanlan with his wife Niva and their children
Joint Base Lewis-McChord. WASHINGTON — In honor of both Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage and Military Appreciation Month, media around the country is recognizing the contributions made by the AAPI community who choose to serve our country — including KIRO TV in Seattle, Washington. This...
Airman 1st Class Carlos León
Joint Base Andrews, MD —  Airman 1st Class Carlos León, a munitions systems technician with the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, is of mixed race heritage. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to a Peruvian father and a half Nicaraguan and half Samoan mother, he always felt connected to...
Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava
Washington, D.C. —  Uifa’atali Amata was very pleased to announce that Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies. “I’m delighted to announce a fully qualified appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy for Dorvida...
Cpl. Michael Auva
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan — U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Auvaa, the inbound personnel first-stage noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Installation Personnel Administration Center on Camp Foster, hails from a small island in the South Pacific Ocean — a U.S. possession in the Southern...
Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava
Ua fa’ailoa mai i le fa’asologa o le fa’au’uga mai pe Preparatory School a le US Air Force Academy i Colorado Springs, ua fa’amanuiaina ai le taumafaiga a le tamaitai talavou, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, o se tasi o lupe fa’alele a le tatou malo, sa fa’ato’a fa’au’u mai Manumalo Academy 2020, ma...
Manumalo Academy 2020, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, sa ulufale i le USAir Force Academy Preparatory School
O le tamaitai sa fa’au’u mai le Manumalo Academy 2020, Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava, sa ulufale i le USAir Force Academy Preparatory School i Colorado Springs, Colorado lea ua fa’ai’u ma le manuia le ulua’i la’asaga o ana a’oa’oga fa’amiliteri, ma ulufale atu i le isi la’asaga lona lua e fa’aauau ai...
Sergeant Merieni Tupuimatagi,
Fort Bragg, N.C. — For Fort Bragg's Sergeant Merieni Tupuimatagi, service runs through her veins. The 29-year-old paratrooper has several family members who have honorably served. She joined the U.S. Army seven years ago, seeing it as an opportunity. "Being a Pacific Islander in the military, it's...

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