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Camp Arifjan, Kuwait enjoyed a Merry Christmas thanks to their Am Samoan troops

SPC Semeatu Tauatama, 1SG Solomua Tiliaia-Comstock, SPC Onosa'i Misionare , PFC Vaelua Misiaita, SSG Tekawita Tauai-Sua, CPT Sita Luapene-Uini and Defense contractor Emanuelu Tupai
reporters@samoanews.com

Camp Arifjan, KUWAIT  Over 300 soldiers, civilians, and contractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait attended a luau on Christmas Day hosted by the Samoan soldiers who are members of the 15th Financial Management Support Unit (FMSU) at Camp Arifjan.

It was also Livestreamed via FB where over 750 tuned in. “These soldiers did a remarkable job and gave something for all those away from family to do and attend on Christmas,” 1SG Solomua Tiliaia-Comstock told Samoa News in an email from Kuwait.

“Just want to share what a great job these soldiers did,” he said. “Thirty-one soldiers danced and the few Samoans who were involved made this happen. SPC Semeatu Tauatama led the guys and SSG Tekawita Tauai-Sua, SPC Onosa'i Misionare and PFC Vaelua Misiaita led and taught the females.

The troops wish everyone back home a peaceful New Year and enjoy this and the other photos below:

Taualuga performed by SSG Tekawita Tauai-Sua during the Christmas luau at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. [courtesy photo]

Maopoppo dance performed by (left to right) SSG Tekawita Tauai-Sua, PFC Vaelua Misiaita and SPC Onosa'i Misionare, during the Christmas luau at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. [courtsy photo]

Performing to a song from Pacific Soul "Do it do it" 14 female soldiers of the group, only Samoan females were SSG Tekawita Tauai-Sua, PFC Vaelua Misiaita and SPC Onosa'i Misionare who taught the dance. [courtesy photo]

 

SPC Onosa'i Misionare dancing with a fire belt during the fireshow during the Christmas luau at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. [courtesy photo]

 

Semeatu Tauatama doing the haka during the Christmas luau at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. [courtesy photo]