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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

September 8, 2017 Press Release

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.

July 21, 2017 Press Release

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.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata would like to extend her sincere congratulations and appreciation to Command Sergeant Major Charles M. Tobin, who retires from the United States Army this month after nearly 34 years of service. CSM Tobin is a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa and Lotopa Village, Samoa, and joined the Army in October 1983.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, the House Armed Services Committee included Congresswoman Amata’s bill which improves small business development centers, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

June 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his second stopover in Pago Pago over the past few days to discuss some of the pressing issues facing American Samoa. Also participating in the historic meeting were Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended an Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration at Andrews Air Force Base, yesterday, where she gave a speech in honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the country.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sent her heartfelt congratulations to Shania Fiu, upon learning of her acceptance to the prestigious Wentworth Military Academy & College for the 2017-18 Academic school year.

“I could not be more proud of Shania, and I look forward to seeing her fulfill her dreams of serving our great nation.  Wentworth Military Academy is well known for producing some of the nation’s finest individuals, and I am proud to see a daughter of American Samoa there to represent us,” stated Amata.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

Pago Pago, A.S. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s (DOD) decision to suspend efforts to collect reimbursement from California National Guard soldiers who were awarded enlistment bonuses for which they were ineligible.

August 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, stopped in Honolulu while en route to her home district in American Samoa Monday to meet with U.S.

June 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and Congressman Joe Wilson took time over the past weekend to visit the soldiers at Ft. Jackson, S.C.  The Congresswoman and Congressman were there to join the soldiers and the local Pacific Islander community in celebrating Guam Liberation Day.