Military

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

More on Military

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled and blessed to spend several days over the holidays, including Christmas Day, with U.S. troops in the Middle East. A group of eight Members of Congress welcomed the opportunity to help serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of U.S. service men and women, tour installations, and visit those deployed in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Sicily.

December 12, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

With President HeineLaumua i Uosigitone –Na talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i le vaiaso nei le pasia e le Maota o le Pili e Faataga ai Galuega mo le Puipuiga o le Malō mo le Tausaga Faaletupe 2020.  O lea pili autū faaletausaga e faataga ai gaioiga a le Ofisa Tutotonu a le Matagaluega o Puipuiga, si’i ai totogi mo vaega au, si’i ai penefiti a aiga militeri ua maliu se totino na tautua, ma faalautele ai aiaiga mo le puipuiga o le Pasefika. E tatau ai se ripoti ua matuā manaomia e uiga i le tulaga o loo i ai le Runit Dome poo le Tuuga o otaota niukilia o loo i le Atu Masela, lea e tuu ai otaota niukilia mai faataitaiga niukilia e 67 na faia i totonu o motu o le Atu Masela a o le i o’o i le 1958.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. This major annual legislation authorizes Pentagon operations, a pay increase for the troops, increased survivor benefits for military families, and expanded Pacific security provisions. It requires a much-needed report on the status of the Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands, which houses nuclear waste material from 67 nuclear tests conducted in the Marshall Islands before 1958.

December 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, and in honor of all who served:

“December 7, 1941, is known to history by President Roosevelt’s famous words as ‘date which will live in infamy.’ This attack brought the United States into World War II. We pray that such a worldwide war will never again be faced by another generation. We honor those who lost their lives, and the many stories of courage that day.

December 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement:

November 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted Veterans Day 2019 and thanked the Veterans of American Samoa for their service.

“God bless all of our Veterans on this Veterans Day,” said Aumua Amata. “Everywhere I go in the U.S. or traveling internationally, I find some of our own serving our country in uniform. Our Veterans have been all over the world serving with honor. They’ve made us proud, and each one has contributed to the building of a special tradition of service throughout our islands.

November 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This weekend, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting the remarkable history and 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

 

September 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Air Force.

“Congratulations to the United States Air Force and all our Airmen,” said Aumua Amata. “In American Samoa, we are very proud of all our men and women in uniform, and we are blessed to have some of our own serving in each branch of the Armed Forces. We take every opportunity to honor all of you and your important service to our country. Happy birthday to the U.S. Air Force!”

August 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted a nonpartisan report from Yale Law School and affiliated Veterans groups that studied the Service Academy nominations of every Member of the U.S. House and Senate, and found that American Samoa stood out with a unique balance of equality in male and female nominations.

August 16, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

amata and yahnUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Faraile, Na talisapaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata se ripoti e le o faaituau i se itufaaupufai mai le Aoga Faaloia a Yale ma vaega o Fitafita Tuai o loo auai na suesueina le filifiliga o tagata aoga mo Aoga a Vaegaau o le Malo a Sui uma o le Maota ma le Senate a le Iunaite Setete, ma maua ai le maoa’e o le tulaga ese o Amerika Samoa i le gatusa o le faatuina o alii ma tamaitai. E na o Amerika Samoa lava le itumalo i totonu o le malo na toeitiiti lava ausia le tulaga o le tutusa lelei o aofa’i o tagata faatuina mai itupa, ae sili teisi lava tamaitai faatuina i le aofai atoa, a o tagata aoga i le taimi nei mai Amerika Samoa e tolu tamaitai ma alii e to’a tolu o loo aooga i nei Aoga taualoa.  Mo se faataitaiga, i le amataga o le tausaga nei na faalauiloa ai le faamalo i tagata aooga e to’a lua, e tasi le alii tasi le tamaitai, ina ua talia e aoga i le Aoga mo Vaegaau a le Malo.