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Military to Conduct Training at Farallon de Medinilla, Warning Area 13A, Warning Area 517, Radio Barrigada & Dandan

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11/22/19 12:00 AM

ASAN, Guam (Nov. 22, 2019) – The U.S. Navy will be conducting training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla and Warning Area 13A from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 and from 8-11 a.m. Nov. 24.

Training will also be conducted in Warning Area 13A from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the following coordinates: 17° 00"N/145° 05"E, 17° 00"N/146° 27"E, 15° 25"N/146° 25"E, 15°40"N/146° 12"E, 15° 43"N/145° 27"E, 17° 00"N/145° 05"E.

The U.S. military will conduct training again at Farallon de Medinilla from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 27 and 29.

Training will be conducted within a 12-nautical mile radius of Farallon de Medinilla. For the duration of the exercise the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators are advised to remain clear of these areas and monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

The Navy will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 and from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 27.

Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks remain open. For the duration of the exercise, it is recommended the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators remain clear of 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. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises.

The Navy will also conduct training at Radio Barrigada from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27.

The public should be advised that training will be accompanied by the use of blanks and residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.

The Navy will conduct training at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Nov. 25-26.

These types of trainings are designed to support combat readiness of military personnel and are critical to developing the skills needed to respond to operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free and open Indo-Pacific.