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

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.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released an update to constituents on some of the Veterans’ activity in the House of Representatives this week.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement welcoming the confirmation of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper:

June 14, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Pago Pago—Iuni 14, O se saunoaga lea mai le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Amata auā le faamanatuga o le faavaeina o le Ami i le aso nei i le 1775, faatasi ai ma le opogi e le atunuu le tagavai a le Iunaite Setete i le 1777:

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago—June 14th, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of the founding of the Army on this day in 1775, along with the nation’s adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777:

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago—This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan in honor of Veterans and this significant event in Pacific history. This important strategic battle began on June 13 with a bombardment and a landing on June 15. US forces captured the airfield on June 18 and went on to victory at the enormous cost of 29,000 US casualties.

June 13, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Pago Pago—Ua faamanatu i le vaiaso nei e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le atoaga o le 75 tausaga o le Taua i Saipan e aloaia ai Fitafita ma lona tāua i le talaaga o le Pasefika.  Na amata lea taua tāua ia Iuni 13 i se osofaiga ma na tau i fanua ia Iuni 15.  O le aso 18 o Iuni na pulea ai e au tau a le Iunaite Setete le malaevaalele ma na manumalo ai i lea taua na maliliu ai le to’a 29,000 o tagata Iunaite Setete.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating World War II anniversaries of D-Day and the Battle of Midway in the Pacific. June 6 marks the major 75th anniversary of D-Day, so World War II allied nations across the world are pausing to remember. Also, this week (June 4-7) is the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, a turning point for the war in the Pacific two years before D-Day.