Operation Aiga: U.S. Coast Guard Teams With Samoa Maritime Personnel to Patrol Samoan Waters

What is a U.S. Coast Guard vessel doing in Apia Harbor? This was the question raised by the public when U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WALNUT was docked at the Port of Apia in early August.  On the first day of Operation Aiga, August 6, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Jasnoch and Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Tony Greubel were ... Read More»

The United States and Samoa – An Enduring Friendship

By U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert. On my arrival to Samoa, I’d like to offer warm Pacific greetings and to share a few words about the strong relationship between our two countries. I am honored to have been chosen by President Barack Obama – our nation’s first Pacific Island president – ... Read More»
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