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

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September 20, 2021 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone – O loo faamamalu e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Uifaatali Amata le aso fanau o le Ea Fosi a le Iunaite Setete talu ona faavae e avea ma Tautua, lea sa aloaia i le aso lenei i le tausaga e 1947.  O lana saunoga lea:

September 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring the anniversary of the United States Air Force’s founding as a Service, officially on this date in 1947. She released the following statement:

August 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released this statement honoring the US. Service Members slain in an attack last week:

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement as news developed Thursday of attacks on Afghan civilians and U.S. Service Members:

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor of the Military Spouse Tax Act, introduced Wednesday by five Members of Congress to relieve an unnecessary tax burden on military families.

June 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring the anniversary of the Army’s founding, which dates back to June 14, 1775, the year before the Declaration of Independence. She released the following statement:

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans from American Samoa.

June 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Honolulu Commander Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall and the Army Corps of Engineers last week, was briefed on the status of their numerous projects in American Samoa, and discussed their previous report on LBJ Tropical Medical Center. At the request of Congresswoman Amata, Lt. Col. Marshall and the Army Corps agreed to review and update that assessment of LBJ to reflect the effects of the pandemic on construction costs.

June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met last week with Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, Indo-Pacific Command, and received a briefing on the state of the Pacific region. The briefing encompassed a broad range of issues affecting American Samoa, U.S. territories, the Freely Associated States, and the Pacific region as a whole. USINDOPACOM has vital roles throughout the region, including support relied on by American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

May 31, 2021 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone –O le feau le nei mai le susuga i le Tamaitaifaipule ia Uifaatali Amata i le faatauaina o le Aso Faamanatu o le tausaga 2021:

“Ua fai le Aso Faamanatu ma aso tatou te vilivilita’i ai i e ua ofo atu atoa mo le faamoemoe o le saolotoga.  Ua tatau le ave o le faaaloalo i o tatou tagata uma o i vaega au faapea vetereni mo lo latou loto atu e tautua ma ofo lo latou soifua.   O le Aso Faamanatu e faasilisili ai e i tatou o e ua foaaiina atu o latou ola i ona po uma o le talafaasolopito o le malo.