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

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04/26/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (April 26, 2019) – The Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise April 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following coordinates 13° 542"N/144° 379"E.

The Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) April 30 and May 1 from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

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.

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.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel.