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Our Troops

Amata with Toa o Samoa
Congresswoman Amata traveled and visited troops over the Fourth, and thanked them in person for their service. “It was wonderful to visit our troops over the Fourth of July, and especially to see some of our own!” she said. [photo: Courtesy Cong. Amata’s Office]
Kailelei Sesepasara with her parents, Hank and Precious
Kailelei Sesepasara of Pago Pago has officially signed on to be a member of the United States Air Force. The ceremony took place in the Aloha State. The future Airman is pictured with her proud parents, Hank and Precious. Malo lava Kailelei. Aim High! [photo: courtesy]
Kailelei Sesepasara with her parents, Hank and Precious
Kailelei Sesepasara of Pago Pago has officially signed on to be a member of the United States Air Force. The ceremony took place in the Aloha State. The future Airman is pictured with her proud parents, Hank and Precious. Malo lava Kailelei. Aim High! [photo: courtesy]
e Fetuao Samoan Language Center entertainers
Honolulu, HAWAII — Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center (LFSLC ) was one of the key entertainers and sponsors of the 2019 Inaugural Veterans Summit in Hawaii, held at the Hawaii Convention Center. Elementary, middle, and high school students participated with their parents and family members in support...
SGM Joshua Kazaka (Tafuna); SGM Paul Tuimavave (Futiga); SGM Pete Leao (Afao ); SGM Fale Tualamalii (Vailima, Upolu & Nuuuli); and SGM Amasaia Pousima (Afonotele).
El Paso, TEXAS — Congratulations to these sons of American Samoa who graduated from the United States Sergeant Major Academy (USASMA) - SGM Joshua Kazaka (Tafuna); SGM Paul Tuimavave (Futiga); SGM Pete Leao (Afao ); SGM Fale Tualamalii (Vailima, Upolu & Nuuuli); and SGM Amasaia Pousima (...
Sgt Major Pousima with family
O le faletua o Pua Pulou-Pousima ma le tina o Amasia McKay Pousima ua la'ua fa'apinea lana susuga le Sgt Major Pousima i le sauniga mamalu na faia i le fa'aiuga o le vaiaso talu ai. [ata: foa'i]
Amata at American Samoa pillar of the WW II memorial in Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating World War II anniversaries of D-Day and the Battle of Midway in the Pacific. June 6th marks the major 75th anniversary of D-Day, so World War II allied nations across the world are pausing to remember. Also, this week...
Samoans and family members of US Army Garrison-Humphreys in South Korea
Samoans serving in the US Army, along with their family members, are pictured following their Asian Pacific American Heritage Month performance last Wednesday, at US Army Garrison-Humphreys in South Korea.  Among the soldiers pictured is Lehualani Gillis, daughter of Samoa News reporter, Leua Aiono...
The Toa o Samoa monthly church service was held May 26th, 2019 at the Malaeloa Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. Fa’atoto and Mrs. Fenaui Tu’ua Tapuai. Now in its 15th year, the TOA o SAMOA church services continue to bring together families, friends, active and retired soldiers to...
Capt. Arex Avanni (left),Capt. Michael Long (right),Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday (center)
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard welcomed a new commander at Sector Honolulu, Friday, as Capt. Arex Avanni assumed command from Capt. Michael Long. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, presided over the change of command ceremony. A change of command is a military tradition that...

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