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

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03/22/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (March 22, 2019) – The Navy and Air Force will conduct training at Farallon de Medinilla from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 25-29.

The Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise from 7 p.m. March 28, to 1 a.m., March 29, at the following coordinates: 13° 26"N/145° 08"E, 13° 42"N/144° 36"E.

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30.

It is recommended the general public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from these areas during the dates and times indicated.

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 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.