25 May 2007

US army reserve to send team to American Samoa

10:40 am on 25 May 2007

The United States Army Reserve will soon send a team to American Samoa to brief reservists and their families about benefits available to individuals being called to active duty.

About 29 reservists from the Army Reserve in American Samoa have been given mobilization orders in preparations for deployment to Iraq.

Honolulu-based Army Reserve spokesman Lt. Col. Howard Sugai says the actual mobilization date to Fort Hood, Texas is still in working process and nothing has been confirmed yet.

He says as part of the preparations and arrangements that the army have been working on is getting a team to travel to American Samoa to work with soldiers and their families on several legal issues, which includes casualty issues, health care plan, survival plan, etc. - available to active members and their families.