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

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans from American Samoa.

June 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Honolulu Commander Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall and the Army Corps of Engineers last week, was briefed on the status of their numerous projects in American Samoa, and discussed their previous report on LBJ Tropical Medical Center. At the request of Congresswoman Amata, Lt. Col. Marshall and the Army Corps agreed to review and update that assessment of LBJ to reflect the effects of the pandemic on construction costs.

June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met last week with Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, Indo-Pacific Command, and received a briefing on the state of the Pacific region. The briefing encompassed a broad range of issues affecting American Samoa, U.S. territories, the Freely Associated States, and the Pacific region as a whole. USINDOPACOM has vital roles throughout the region, including support relied on by American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

May 31, 2021 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone –O le feau le nei mai le susuga i le Tamaitaifaipule ia Uifaatali Amata i le faatauaina o le Aso Faamanatu o le tausaga 2021:

“Ua fai le Aso Faamanatu ma aso tatou te vilivilita’i ai i e ua ofo atu atoa mo le faamoemoe o le saolotoga.  Ua tatau le ave o le faaaloalo i o tatou tagata uma o i vaega au faapea vetereni mo lo latou loto atu e tautua ma ofo lo latou soifua.   O le Aso Faamanatu e faasilisili ai e i tatou o e ua foaaiina atu o latou ola i ona po uma o le talafaasolopito o le malo.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Rear Admiral Matthew W. Sibley, head of the historic 14th District Coast Guard.

The 14th District has more than 1,150 active duty, 150 reserve, 80 civilian, and 400 Auxiliary men and women, and covers the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility. In all, this extensive District includes an area of more than 14 million square miles of land and sea, with units on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the island of Hawaii, and in American Samoa, Saipan, Guam, Singapore and Japan.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following message in recognition of Memorial Day 2021:

“Memorial Day is the day we specifically devote to those who gave all in the cause of freedom. All of our military and veterans deserve honor for their willingness to serve and sacrifice. On Memorial Day, we especially focus on those who gave their lives throughout the nation’s history.

May 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is very pleased to announce that Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to announce that Daniel Tifimalae Sovara Lutu McMoore has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

“I’m very pleased to announce a fully qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy for Daniel McMoore!” said Congresswoman Amata. “Congratulations and best wishes to Daniel, and a special thank you to his proud parents, Elinor Lutu-McMoore and David McMoore.”

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is recognizing National Military Appreciation Month, and released the following statement:

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.