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Military Suspends RUTEX Training at Tanguisson

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01/12/18 12:00 AM

Endangered Species Found During Pre-Survey

ASAN, Guam (Jan. 12, 2018) - Joint Region Marianas suspended the Realistic Urban Training Exercise (RUTEX) event at Tanguisson after being notified that a native endangered species was in the area planned for the upcoming exercise.    

The RUTEX training will continue as planned, however specific training originally planned for the Tanguisson area will be relocated. 

“With the exercise scheduled to start in that area in the next few days there was not sufficient time to ensure our activities would not disturb the local endangered species,” said Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas. “While the training is very important, it was determined that if time did not allow for proper mitigation that relocating the training was the best option.”