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 SGT Agaaletaua M F Autele Limu and friends and family
Congratulations to our newly promoted (center) SGT Agaaletaua M F Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a. SGT Limu is the daughter of the late Mrs. Gertrude Sai and Mr. Lopa Lesā, wife to Milton Limu of Masefau, and a mother to Avrolet Limu and her siblings. After graduating top 10 in the Basic Leadership...
Agaletaua M Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a with family
Agaletaua M Autele Limu of Ofu, Manu’a (center in uniform) is soon to be promoted to Sgt in the US Army. She graduated from the  Basic Leaders Course in early March ranking Top 10 out of 152 students and made the Commandant’s List. Agaletaua is the daughter of Lopa Lesa and Gertrude Sai. Her...
Chief Master Sergeant Jacinta Migo cutting her cake
Hurlburt Field, FLORIDA — On Feb. 1, the 505th Test & Training Group hosted a historic first, Senior Master Sergeant Jacinta Migo, became the first American Samoan woman to be promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. The family and colleagues of Migo watched live and...
SSGT Taumotoi is pictured here with his wife Ejay Schuster, and son, Giannis Benjamin Taumotoi
St. Lewis, MO — Benjamin Taumotoi was promoted to SSGT in a ceremony at St Peter’s, Missouri. He is  local recruiter under RS. St Louis and a member of the Tafuna High School graduating Class of 2012. The only son of Penani Taumotoi and Aipunou Taumotoi from the village of Vaitogi, he has  3...
A young fitafita
An American Samoa home guard photo taken sometime between May 1942 to June 1943. Joseph Huit sent this photo — asking if anyone could identify who this young Samoan fitafita is? [courtesy — WWII photo]
Spc. Mary Nautu
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST — Spc. Mary Nautu from American Samoa wishes her family and friends a very Merry Christmas from her assignment with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade in the Middle East.  “The 4th Infantry Division CAB is a highly trained force comprising aviation warfighters who are well-...
Retail Specialist 1st Class Faano Alesana
ARABIAN GULF — Retail Specialist 1st Class Faano Alesana, assigned to the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), sends holiday greetings to her family in American Samoa from the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 10. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure...
Photos of U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Jacinta Migo Buckhalter and family members
Hurlburt Field, FLORIDA — U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Jacinta Migo Buckhalter is the Superintendent, 505th Test and Training Group (505 TTG), Hurlburt Field, Florida.  Sergeant Buckhalter was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa and entered the Air Force in October 1998. Her background is in...
Veterans Day graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day 2020: “Our Veterans are a source of strength, leadership, and wise counsel throughout our community. God bless our Veterans and their families on this Veterans Day. It’s been a year of...
Marine Corps banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlights today, Tuesday, Nov. 10 the 245th birthday and exceptional history of the United States Marine Corps.  “Since 1775, the U.S. Marines have served the cause of freedom with valor,” said Aumua Amata. “Congratulations on this anniversary...

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