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Military to Conduct Training at Warning Area 517, Farallon de Medinilla

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12/14/17 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (Dec. 15, 2017) – The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) during the following dates and times:

- Dec. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Dec. 19 from 1-5 p.m.
- Dec. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Dec. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

- Dec. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Dec. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dec. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Dec. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is recommended the general public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00"N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises. W-517 is contained within the following coordinates: 13° 10"N/144° 30"E, 13° 10"N/144° 42"E, 12° 50"N/144° 45"E, 11° 00"N/144° 45"E, 11° 00"N/143° 00"E, 11° 45"N/143° 00"E, 12° 50"N/144° 30"E.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a
12-nautical mile radius of the island. Farallon de Medinilla, located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, supports aircrew combat readiness training.  

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