Amata has a long history of supporting our people in military service.
You may find these links useful:
Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) site for veterans: https://www.dol.gov/vets/
TRICARE information for veterans living in American Samoa and the Pacific region. https://www.tricare-overseas.com/ContactUs/ContactPAC.html
Link to citizenship process for military members: https://www.uscis.gov/military/citizenship-military-personnel-family-members/citizenship-military-members
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Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended a United States Air Force Change of Command Ceremony at which Colonel James S. Mehta formally relinquished Command of the Sixth Field Investigations to Colonel Vasaga Tilo, Jr., at a June 11 ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawai’i.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata honored the life and memory of her friend and former boss, Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci. He had a brilliant career that included serving four U.S. Presidents as diplomat and adviser, rising to National Security Adviser and then Secretary of Defense for President Ronald Reagan.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, at the invitation of the Secretary of Defense, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM), at which Admiral Phillip S. Davidson formally relieved Admiral Harry Harris and became the 25th PACOM Commander. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis presided over the May 30 ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawai’i.
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to spend time with soldiers from American Samoa and their families as part of her tours and briefings at major forts in four states along the U.S. East Coast, along with visits to a VA Center and a Catawba Reservation, and opportunities to join American Samoan communities throughout Florida, including Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata advised members of the military from American Samoa and their families that there is no Pentagon policy change regarding U.S. Nationals. Instead, a recent U.S. Army administrative memo informs on the necessary process for those U.S. Armed Forces personnel that plan on certain career advancements, such as becoming commissioned officers or obtaining security clearances.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of 110 years of service by the U.S. Army Reserve and those currently serving in American Samoa:
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to give remarks at the Change of Command Ceremony transferring command of the “Hitmen” Company of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, to Captain Afu Lefaoseu III, PhD. He is from Pago Pago, and is another of our own making American Samoa proud.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to greet soldiers from American Samoa and spend time with them at Fort Lee, Virginia, along with touring Fort Lee and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, observing training in action and being briefed on Fort Lee’s operations.
The soldiers are stationed at Fort Lee for their Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and will not be able to return home for the holidays.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to attend an American Samoan soldier’s Advanced Individual Training graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia, followed by a tour of the Fort and a special visit to the National Infantry Museum, where Governor Peter Tali Coleman is the only American Samoan inductee in the Hall of Honor.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed a series of bills out of mark-up yesterday including H.R. 3218, The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. H.R. 3218 will make several improvements for veteran and service member education covered under the G.I. Bill.