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Military training at Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Dec. 17, from 8am to 5:30pm, and on Dec. 18, from 10am to 5:30pm.

The military will also conduct training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla on Dec. 17, from 10:30am to 11:55pm; Dec. 18 and 19, from 7am to 11:55pm; and Dec. 20, from 9:30am to 3:30pm

The general public especially fishermen, commercial pilots. and marine tour operators are advised to stay clear from the area during the times and dates indicated.

W-517 is active south of latitude 12° 40’N. All vessels are advised to remain clear of W-517 south of latitude 12° 40’N. W-517 north of 12° 40’N is open for normal public use/transit. W-517 is an irregular shaped polygon comprising of 14,000 nautical square miles of airspace that begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. This will affect fishing in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla training area will be on a 10 nautical mile radius on all quadrants. (PR)

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