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

May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement highlighting 50 years since the Apollo 10 astronauts came to Pago Pago after a successful mission that was instrumental in the U.S. Space Program’s rapid advances of 1969:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled to speak in honor of Women Veterans at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

May 16, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Members of Congress pictured with the wreathUosigitone, D.C. – Na lagona le faatauvaa o le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata e saunoa ai e aloaia Vetereni Tamaitai i se sauniga faapitoa e ave ai le faiteu mo le Faamanatuga o Tamaitai i le Militeri e Tautua mo Amerika sa faia i le fanuatanu a le atunuu i Arlington

May 14, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata looking on as the President signs the Executive OrderUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Gafua, Na auai le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata faatasi ma le afioga i le Peresetene ia Trump, le Failautusi o Femalagaina ia Elaine Chao, le Failatusi o Fefaatauaiga ia Wilbur Ross ma isi taitai i le Maota Pa’epa’e mo le sainia o le Malelega a le afioga i le Peresetene e faatatau i le uunaia o le faamalosi au i le tamaoaiga o tagata Amerika mai Asia ma le Pasefika.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorates National Medal of Honor Day and released the following statement:

March 22, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa.

December 26, 2018 Press Release

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.

December 21, 2018 Press Release

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.”

December 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day statement in honor of all who served:

November 20, 2018 Press Release

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.”