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Military to Conduct Training at Radio Barrigada, Warning Area 517

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04/15/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (April 15, 2019) – The Army will conduct training at Radio Barrigada April 16-19 from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Air Force will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) April 16-18 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The public should be advised that routine training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training at Radio Barrigada, formerly known as the Adm. Nimitz Golf Course.

W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00"N. 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.

It is recommended the general public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. It is also recommended the general public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from the area during the dates and times indicated.

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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