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

April 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is congratulating Victor Chen of American Samoa upon his third acceptance by a prestigious Service Academy. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has notified Congresswoman Amata, joining previous offers of a fully qualified appointment from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

March 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata commemorated National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and released the following statement:

“Thank you to our Vietnam Veterans. It’s an honor to work on Veterans’ issues in Congress, such as the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which went into effect in 2020. Like many of our people, I have family who served in the war. Thank you for serving, and may God bless each of you and our military families.”

 

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March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata commemorated National Medal of Honor Day and released the following statement:

"The National Medal of Honor is reserved for heroic service to the country. Each one is a remarkable story. Each one also started out just like all of our Veterans and Service men and women do — by being willing to serve, to leave home, to follow orders, and give years of their lives to our country. So thank you again to each one of our own serving in uniform, and our many Veterans.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is delighted to once again congratulate Victor Chen upon his second prestigious Service Academy acceptance. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has also accepted him, joining the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado in offering a fully qualified appointment. 

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to announce that Victor Chen has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, his first choice of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

“I’m very pleased to announce a fully qualified appointment for Victor Chen to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado,” said Aumua Amata. “Congratulations to Victor, and to his proud parents, Michelle and Manua Chen.”

March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted the birthday of the Navy Reserve, and offered congratulations with the following statement: 

February 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata had the opportunity to congratulate a longtime friend, former colleague and Veteran, Col. (Ret.) Lillian “Anita” Dixon,  as the new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA). She will serve in the same role for the Washington, D.C. region as Lotoaoalii Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching II does for the Pacific region that includes American Samoa. He was appointed CASA in 2020.

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