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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

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

November 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister from Pago Pago upon his retirement ceremony following more than 40 years of honorable service to our country.

Chief Glenister enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1977, then entered active duty 40 years ago in 1978. Early in his career, he spent five years as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1986, he began his more than 32 years in Special Operations, earning his “Green Beret.”

November 9, 2018 Press Release

Amata Highlights Marine Corps Birthday

 

Pago Pago – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps, which dates to 1775, and celebrates 10 November as the service’s start date.

October 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Master Sergeant Christabel “Chris” Lupetaliaami Jennings Joyner upon her retirement ceremony following 26 years of honorable service to our country.

August 31, 2018 Press Release

Pago Pago – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of our Veterans for the 73rd Anniversary of V-J Day:

August 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Trump’s signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, H.R. 5515, in a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, where the President and Vice President Pence visited troops and toured the military installation. The new law builds on the recent improvements in the 2018 NDAA and provides for increased troop levels, higher pay, and other support for the men and women in our Armed Forces.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorated Purple Heart Day 2018 and released the following statement:

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the moving Honor Carry Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawai’i receiving back the remains of Korean War fallen American soldiers repatriated from North Korea. Vice President Pence and Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM) Commander Admiral Phil Davidson, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i, invited military officers and Korean War veterans were there to pay respects to these honored soldiers on their way to a properly marked resting place in the United States.

 

July 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of the Interior Appropriations bill that prevents cuts for American Samoa Government, and preserves last year’s increase of $250,000.

The House bill’s advance is a necessary step before it will either be combined with or replaced by a separate Senate bill that contains $718,000 in new funds and an LBJ hospital study for American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata supports the Senate bill provisions, but welcomed the progress that this week’s House action represents.

July 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

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.