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Military to Conduct Training at Warning Area 517, Farallon de Medinilla, in Waters Around Guam

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08/17/18 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (Aug. 17, 2018) – The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) following dates and times:

- From noon to 7 p.m., on Aug. 20
- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Aug. 21 

The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Aug. 20-26. 

Training will also take place in waters near Guam, west of Apra Harbor within a five-mile nautical radius of the following coordinates: 13° 16"N/145° 08"E and 13° 42"N/144° 36"E during the following dates and times:

- From noon to 10 p.m., on Aug. 21 
- From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., on Aug. 23-24

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.