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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December 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata commemorated National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7, 1941), and released the following statement:

“Each year, on a day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Pearl Harbor Day is a reminder of the sacrifices of the World War II generation that gave us so much. We have lived all these years in freedom because of their commitment.

November 9, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the 245th birthday (Tuesday, 10 November) and exceptional history of the United States Marine Corps.

 

October 26, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata recognized the National Day of the Deployed (26 October), and released the following statement:

Day of the Deployed

October 23, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the announcement by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien that American Samoa will be evaluated as a location for U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters.

October 13, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the birthday of the United States Navy, established on 13 October of 1775, and congratulated all those serving in the Navy and Navy Veterans. 

This year, on January 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which Amata cosponsored, went into effect as Public Law 116-23 after it was signed by the President during this Congress on June 25, 2019. These Veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure. 

August 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated Lotoaoalii Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching II upon his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA).

“This is a prestigious appointment and an important responsibility,” said Aumua Amata. “Congratulations to Lotoaoalii upon taking on these duties in service to the country. American Samoa is always proud of our own as they achieve life and career milestones like this exceptional opportunity. His knowledge of this region of the world will benefit U.S. Army leadership.”

August 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata recognized Purple Heart Day 2020 and honored American Samoa’s Purple Heart Veterans. 

August 5, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

USCG 1Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the birthday of the United States Coast Guard, established on August 4, 1790.

 

 

 

August 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the birthday of the United States Coast Guard, established on August 4, 1790.

July 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted provisions in the Defense legislation passed by the House this week, including a measure she cosponsored, a welcome increase in pay for the Armed Forces, and a commitment to the Pacific region.

“I’m pleased to see momentum in both the House and Senate for a pay raise for those serving our country,” said Aumua Amata. “This bill also reflects the importance of the U.S. commitment to the Pacific region.”