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Military to Conduct Training in Dandan, Radio Barrigada, Farallon de Medinilla, Warning Area 12, Warning Area 517, in Open Ocean

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06/14/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (June 14, 2019) – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. June 17-20 at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

HSC-25 will also conduct training from 4-10 p.m. June 20 at Radio Barrigada.

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

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps will conduct training from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7:30-9 p.m. June 17-22 at the island of Farallon de Medinilla.

This training supports aircrew combat readiness and is critical to developing the skills needed to respond to operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free and open Indo-Pacific.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be within a 12-nautical-mile radius of the island, located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Marine Corps will also conduct training at Warning Area 12 and Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:

·         From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7:30-9 p.m. June 19

·         From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7:30-9 p.m. June 21-22

W-12 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-12 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises. W-12 is contained within the following coordinates: 11° 00"N/143° 00"E, 11° 00"N/144° 45"E, 10° 30"N/144° 45"E, 10° 30"N/143° 45"E.

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, and 12° 50"N/144° 30"E.

The U.S. Navy will conduct open-ocean exercises from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. June 21-27 within a 10-nautical-mile radius of the following coordinates: 15˚20''N/143˚00''E, 15˚20''N/144˚00''E, 14˚20''N/144˚00''E, and 14˚20''N/143˚00''E.

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

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