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Military to Conduct Training at Warning Area 12, Warning Area 517, Open Ocean, Dandan, Radio Barrigada

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10/04/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (Oct. 4, 2019) – The U.S. Navy will conduct training from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Warning Area 12 and Warning Area 517.

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.

Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks will remain closed.

The Navy will conduct open-ocean exercises from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 7 within a 10-nautical-mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚26''N/145˚08''E and 13˚42''N/144˚36''E.

The Navy will also conduct open-ocean exercises from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 7, and from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 8 within the coordinates 13° 67"N/144° 63"E, 13° 67"N/144° 62"E, 13° 65"N/144° 55"E, 13° 62"N/144° 50"E, 13° 62"N/144° 46"E, 13° 47"N/144° 46"E, 13° 47"N/144° 50"E, 13° 47"N/144° 57"E, 13° 50"N/144° 60"E, 13° 52"N/144° 63"E.

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

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Oct. 7-10 at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

HSC-25 will also conduct training from 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 10 in 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.

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