Amata has a long history of supporting our people in military service.
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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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Middle East—Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled and delighted to spend Christmas Day with U.S. troops in the Middle East. She was thrilled to greet a large number of troops from American Samoa, sing Lota Nuu together, and then the Members of Congress had the opportunity to help serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of U.S. service men and women.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to extend congratulations to Mercy Te’o of the village of Lauli’i upon her Air Force promotion from the rank of Captain to Major.
“I want to send out a special congratulations to Major Te’o upon this advancement in the U.S. Air Force,” said Aumua Amata. “I’m so pleased to see ‘one of our own’ enjoying the results of her hard work, dedication and abilities. Serving the country is an honorable life’s work, and she is making us all proud, and taking on growing leadership responsibilities.”
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day statement in honor of all who served:
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister from Pago Pago upon his retirement ceremony following more than 40 years of honorable service to our country.
Chief Glenister enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1977, then entered active duty 40 years ago in 1978. Early in his career, he spent five years as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1986, he began his more than 32 years in Special Operations, earning his “Green Beret.”
Amata Highlights Marine Corps Birthday
Pago Pago – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps, which dates to 1775, and celebrates 10 November as the service’s start date.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Master Sergeant Christabel “Chris” Lupetaliaami Jennings Joyner upon her retirement ceremony following 26 years of honorable service to our country.
Pago Pago – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of our Veterans for the 73rd Anniversary of V-J Day:
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Trump’s signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, H.R. 5515, in a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, where the President and Vice President Pence visited troops and toured the military installation. The new law builds on the recent improvements in the 2018 NDAA and provides for increased troop levels, higher pay, and other support for the men and women in our Armed Forces.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorated Purple Heart Day 2018 and released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the moving Honor Carry Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawai’i receiving back the remains of Korean War fallen American soldiers repatriated from North Korea. Vice President Pence and Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM) Commander Admiral Phil Davidson, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i, invited military officers and Korean War veterans were there to pay respects to these honored soldiers on their way to a properly marked resting place in the United States.