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Military to Conduct Training at Farallon de Medinilla, Dandan, in Open Ocean

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05/24/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (May 24, 2019) – The U.S. Navy and Air Force will conduct training from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 30 at the island of Farallon de Medinilla.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be within 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.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. May 28-31 at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during this training.

The Navy will also conduct open-ocean exercises from 5-11 p.m. May 29 and from 6-11 p.m. May 30 within a 10-nautical mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚26''N/145˚08''E and 13˚42''N/144˚36''E.

It is recommended the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

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 trainings.