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.
The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office maintained full observer coverage of swordfish but had to temporarily cease observer coverage in American Samoa.
The two soldiers and a Marine face charges related to the solicitation of minors after being caught in a sting earlier this month at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Hawaii’s congressional delegation has long pushed for a greater focus on the strategic importance of Pacific Island nations.