Lt. Cmdr. Russell Cruz, a native of New York, enlisted in the Navy about a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The death of a sailor from a self-inflicted gunshot at a luxury resort in Honolulu this weekend was the third gun death tied to the Pacific Fleet submarine force in just over 16 months.
Oahu residents have long complained about noise from military flights — and some worry about safety.
Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum was the first Native Hawaiian woman to be an Army general and was the face of the military for many of Hawaii’s leaders.
The deployment was part of a push for more aggressive fisheries enforcement as tensions rise between the U.S. and China.
It will also be available to veterans’ spouses and caregivers.
The facility was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak that killed 27 and prompted a change in management, a lawsuit and a massive federal fine.
The AMVETS committee overseeing the effort hopes to have the memorial ready for the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Officials are registering people at Tripler and other military medical centers and setting up drive-thru clinics on bases.