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Our Troops

Governor’s chief of staff, Loa Tauapa’i Laupola with Fort Campbell soldiers
The Governor’s chief of staff, Loa Tauapa’i Laupola (second from left), pictured with Toa o Samoa soldiers — posted on his Facebook page — during his recent visit to spend “quality time” with Toa o Samoa soldiers and their families at Ft. Campbell military base. [photo: T. Laupola Facebook]
Roselyn Ah Ling takes the Navy oath
Roselyn Ah Ling, a Manumalo Academy 1st grade co-teacher joined the Navy on the Navy’s birthday as an IT with a BIG bonus… Congratulations Roselyn! Navy Recruiting Station Hilo thanks Manumalo Baptist Church and Academy for allowing Navy applicant Ah Ling to take the oath in their chapel. [courtesy...
Semaia Bob Sionaia (Aua & Ili’ili) was sworn into the US Army in Las Vegas, NV on Sept 19, 2022. The only son of Sanele Vili Sitiveni & Melesaini Faapouli Amituana’i-Sionaia, the family moved to the US in 2012. Semaia 19, will attend basic training in North Carolina. “Nothing is more...
 L-R: Lt Quintana, sui saili avanoa, CWO 2  Mendoza, MSgt1 LeCompte ma Tiana Letuu
O nisi o tamaita’i ua fa’amautu la’ua fa’aiuga o le a faia suega a le ASVAB i le vaiaso a sau ina ia sailia avanoa e faigaluega ai mo le US Coast Guard, lea ua pu’ea le latou ata, aua o le a fesoasoani fo’i le Ofisa fa’alotoifale ina ia latou aumaia suesuega e mafai ona sauniuni ai nei sui mo le...
Daniel McMoore with a U.S. Navy fighter jet
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Daniel McMoore completed his first year at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is no longer a “PLEBE,” as they call the first-year midshipmen. He is currently on island after completing his summer training along the East Coast that covers States...
Uti Robert Gebauer at podium
O se va’aiga I le susurra Uti Robert Gebauer i le taimi o lana folasaga i Washington DC i le fonotaga a le Veterans Affairs lea e malaga ai le tatou aumalaga e usufono. O lana fa’alauiloaga lea o le “Food Security Program a tatou Veterans lea e fa’atautaia Kihei, ma o le a toe soso’o ma fa’alautele...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata and ADM Linda Fagan, Commandant of the US Coast Guard,
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement celebrating the 232nd birthday of the United States Coast Guard, which is August 4:  “I wish a very happy birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is celebrating 232 years of active service to the nation.” As the...
Seaman Ruth Tuiolemotu
Charlestown, MASSACHUSETTS — A daughter of American Samoa — Seaman Ruth Tuiolemotu checked aboard the USS Constitution on July 20, 2022. During normal operations, the active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people a...
Joanya Tafua holding the American Samoa flag
Joanya Tafua of Pago Pago and Nuuuli has now completed the first phase of her service with Basic Millitary Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Her MOS is Aviation Resource Management and she will continue her Advanced Individual Training in Mississippi for the next 5 months.  ...
Members of VFW Post 3391
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the men and women who fought and served to protect our great America! Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of American Samoa Post 3391 celebrated Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Center at the Industrial Park early...

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