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Our Troops

Amata with Samoan soldiers at Fort Lee Virginia
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata was delighted to meet up with many troops from American Samoa in her first stop Wednesday at Fort Lee in Virginia, before continuing to other major military installations in several states along the U.S. East Coast, with reports on those visits and...
CMSgt Loretta Washington and family
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — United States Chief Master Sergeant Loretta Washington has retired after 28 years of service.  She is first generation Samoan born in New Zealand and has roots in Salelologa in Savaii, and Faleasiu and Satitoa in Upolu. “My parents moved to the USA to spread our Heavenly...
Samoa Baptist Academy students honoring Toa o Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Baptist Academy students performing during the school’s “Operation No Greater Love,” on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at the Methodist Gymnasium in Tafuna. The program was a tribute to military men and women who have served or are currently serving in various branches of...
PFC Mele Ah Ling (left) of Malaeimi, and PFC Naseri Selesele of Faleniu
Two of our very own Toa o Samoa graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego, CA earlier this month on February 3, 2023.  PFC Mele Ah Ling (left) of Malaeimi, and PFC Naseri Selesele of Faleniu, are home providing Recruiter’s Assistance (RA) following their graduation.  They are helping their...
Goveror and First Lady with Toa o Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local solders serving in Hawaii are asking if there are any government-implemented programs or initiatives specifically for military veterans or retirees who return home. This is just one of the issues raised when Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga met with a group of Am Samoan...
Top U.S. Army recruiters
The top 13 recruiting non-commissioned officers from the 1st quarter of fiscal year 2023 were recognized in Washington, DC earlier this month, and included American Samoa’s very own Sgt. First Class Shaun Salanoa. They toured the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, explored the National Mall and...
(left-right)  Major Punatoto Keke Ta'amu, LTC Ta'amu, Gov. Lemanu, First Lady Ella
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tusapa Jonathan Ta’amu has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). This was confirmed in a statement issued by the government and the event was attended by Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga and first lady Ella Mauga — who are both veterans.  The promotion ceremony was held...
Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga, and First Lady Ella
Pago pago, AMEERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga and first lady Ella Mauga had the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, to pay their respects to our fallen “Toa O Samoa” heroes.  “The Arlington National Cemetery is home too many of our nation’s greatest heroes...
Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga, and First Lady Ella with Congregational Christian Church of Ft. Bragg & Fayetteville soldiers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga during his recent visit to the States held a question and answer session with the Samoan community in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina prior to giving instruction to the soldiers on the importance of service to the culture, according to a press...
PVT Fa’amagalo Tanu and PVT Sene Jr Isileli with their nephew Jelsen
PVT Fa’amagalo Tanu and PVT Sene Jr Isileli, both from Olosega, Ofu, & Ta’ū. They have both completed their basic training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Mālō lava le tauivi ma le faamalosi, ua tini lā oulua faamoemoe. Vi’ia le Alii! They are pictured with their adorable nephew Jelsen. [photo...

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