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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...
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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...
 Ma’umagasiva Jr Sou was promoted to Captain
Honolulu, HAWAII — Ma’umagasiva Jr Sou was promoted to Captain today, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in a ceremony in Hawaii.  The Pago Pago native and graduate of Samoana High School is the son of the late Ma’umagasiva Sou of Savai’i, Samoa and Sauaso Amituana’i Sou of Pago Pago and the grandson of the...
Retired Vice Adm. Adam Robinson Jr.
Honolulu, HAWAII —The Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island System is unlike few other medical systems in the world. Based in Hawaii, it spans approximately 2.6 million square miles and is responsible for all veterans of the U.S. armed forces residing in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and the...
US Coast Guard Lt. Creighton C. Chong at the podium.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Coast Guard Lt. Creighton C. Chong is the new supervisor for the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa unit. He reported to American Samoa on Aug. 25th, and underwent local quarantine requirement before being released for duty. Thereafter Chong attended...
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Keneti Pa’uulu during ceremony
Bemowo Piskie Training Area, POLAND — Toa O Samoa serving overseas: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Keneti Pa’uulu, the incoming command sergeant major of Battle Group Poland, salutes during a change of command ceremony in Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, July 17, 2020. After a 6-month rotation,...
Serenalia May Iona (middle) receiving her sholder boards.
Colorado Spring, COLORADO — Leone High School Class of 2020 co- Valedictorian, Serenalia May Iona (middle) was among cadets who recently participated in a ceremony of acceptance into the Cadet Wing, Class of 2024, at the U.S Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We received our shoulder...
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Washington, D.C.— Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata recognized Purple Heart Day 2020 and honored American Samoa’s Purple Heart Veterans. “Every year, we honor all our Veterans on Veterans Day, and all those who sacrificed life itself on Memorial Day, but August 7th is specially designated as Purple...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faleomavaega Nick and Mona King of Poloa Village are the parents of Warren Christopher Lafoa'i King, Jocelyn Moana King and Whitney Alofa Hasan, all three siblings are serving the country in the USCG, as is a first cousin, Bernard Micah Williams (the individual picture)....
Evan Tu’ua from Maleimi, AS (right), Ryan Ward, center, and Mason Cleveland
Misawa, JAPAN — Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Evan Tu’ua from Maleimi, AS (right), Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Ryan Ward, center, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Mason Cleveland, assigned to the “Screaming Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, load a Mark 54 torpedo onto a P-8A Poseidon aircraft...

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