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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Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of 110 years of service by the U.S. Army Reserve and those currently serving in American Samoa:
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to give remarks at the Change of Command Ceremony transferring command of the “Hitmen” Company of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, to Captain Afu Lefaoseu III, PhD. He is from Pago Pago, and is another of our own making American Samoa proud.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to greet soldiers from American Samoa and spend time with them at Fort Lee, Virginia, along with touring Fort Lee and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, observing training in action and being briefed on Fort Lee’s operations.
The soldiers are stationed at Fort Lee for their Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and will not be able to return home for the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.