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

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03/08/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (March 8, 2019) – The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 11- 15.

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) from 12:05 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. March 11- 21.

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 will be closed 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.

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.

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