But don’t expect empty skies around Kaneohe. The Marines will still be flying their “tilt-rotor” Ospreys and drones.
New policy only applies to people who are fully vaccinated.
The U.S. military increasingly sees illegal fishing as a national security threat and has China’s vast government-subsidized fleet in its sights.
Hawaii is scheduled to get about 2,700 more Marines along with their spouses and children in coming years but the military lacks a plan for accommodating the restructured force.
The bill would authorize $1 billion in aid to Pacific Island nations and boost trade, diplomatic and military relations across the region.
The new guided missile destroyer’s journey to Hawaii has faced several production delays, including COVID-19.
But Adm. Phil Davidson said he doesn’t believe war is inevitable.
Cmdr. Joseph Lautenslager was the second commander of a Pearl Harbor-based vessel to be relieved of command this month.