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

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10/11/19 12:00 AM

SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 11, 2019) – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Oct. 15-17 at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

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. Navy will conduct training from 3-11 p.m. Oct. 15, from 1-10 p.m. Oct. 16, and from 5-11:55 p.m. Oct. 17 at Warning Area 517.

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 also conduct open-ocean exercises from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 within a 10-nautical-mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚48''N/144˚41''E.

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