Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is now on his way to Hawaii, gearing up to meet with defense ministers from around the world.
Hagel will be in Oahu to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting Tuesday.
The group will be touching on issues including disaster relief and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
This will be the first time the meeting has been held in the United States.
Hagel is set to make opening remarks for the event on Wednesday and is also expected to take part in several events around the island while he’s here.