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(Left-right): Chief of Staff, Loa Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola, Yeoman Third Class (YN3) Adrian Baqui, Yeoman First Class (YN1) Moli PoChing and an unidentified man.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Coast Guard has deployed two highly skilled and dedicated personnel, Yeoman First Class (YN1) Moli PoChing and Yeoman Third Class (YN3) Adrian Baqui, to American Samoa to spearhead outreach and recruiting opportunities within the local community. A press release...
USN Seaman Charles Kamlesh Fiamalua Singh with family members
Proud USN Seaman Charles Kamlesh Fiamalua Singh with family members after his graduation last week from the Navy Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, Illinois. Charles is the son of Kamahl and Moemoe Singh of Leone. Pictured with him are sister Sia, dad Kamahl, younger...
PFC Alailefaleula
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After three months of Marine Boot Camp, Private First Class (PFC) Zephaniah Alailefaleula graduated on June 30, 2023 from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA with 3rd Battalion, India Company. He is the son of Maugaoaga and Conference Alailefaleula of Leone village...
Seaman Patu with his parents
Newly minted Seaman E-1 TJ Patu from the village of Leone graduated from Navy Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center north of Chicago, Illinois, near the western shore of Lake Michigan last week Friday, July 7, 2023. Seaman Patu is pictured here with his proud parents —Leota and Anna...
Camp Humphreys Toa o Samoa aiga
The Camp Humphreys, South Korea Toa o Samoa aiga with their newly promoted Staff Sergeants — SSG Liulagi Ilaoa of Ofu, Manu’a (standing with ula) and SSG Holi Havili of Tonga (kneeling with his children and wearing ula). The promotion ceremony took place on July 5, 2023.  [courtesy photo]
 Lia’i Solomona and siblings
Congratulations to Lia’i Solomona who graduated from her Army Basic Training this past Thursday, June 22, 2023. Lia’i is pictured here posing with her siblings. She is the daughter of Samoa News Master Printer Logo Solomona, and Rasela Solomona of Fa’ilolo, American Samoa. [photo: courtesy]
SGT Elizabeth Lualua with friends and family
SGT Elizabeth Lualua, daughter of Enesi and Leu Lualua (Vaitogi) was inducted into the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps at the 65th Medical Brigade Induction Ceremony held at Camp Humphreys, South Korea on June 14, 2013. She is pictured here (center with ula) among family, friends and her Camp...
Three of our Toa O Samoa graduated from the Basic Leadership Course (BLC) on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 (Korea time) at the 8th Army Wightman Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Camp Humphreys, Korea. BLC is the first step in the Non-commissioned Officer Education System. It trains soldiers in their...
Private Leomiti Fa’amu Jr (left) of of Vailoatai village and Private Rex Junior Iose (right)
Private Leomiti Fa’amu Jr (left) of of Vailoatai village and Private Rex Junior Iose (right) of Fagaima village graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training Friday, June 2, 2023 at Marine Corps Depot San Diego, CA after completing their 13-week transformation from civilian to Marine —...
Performers from Team Ramstein
Performers from Team Ramstein gather for a photo at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month closing ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2023. Center is U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Desirae Faasavalu, 786th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness section...

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