ASAN, Guam (Oct. 19, 2018) – The military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
- Oct. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) during the following dates and times:
- Oct. 22 from 1-7 p.m.
- Oct. 23 from 3:30-10 p.m.
The military will also conduct training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada and Andersen South in Yigo during the following dates and times:
- Oct. 22 from 3-10 p.m.
- Oct. 24 from 6:30-10 p.m.
- Oct. 25 from 6-9:30 p.m.
It is recommended the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.
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.
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 thefollowing 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.
These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.
The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur throughout the week in areas of the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course and Andersen South.