ASAN, Guam—The Air Force will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:
• June 20-21 from 1pm to 6pm
• June 22 from 1pm to 6pm and from 8pm to 10pm
• June 23 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
The Navy will conduct training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla June 20-26 from 8am to 11:55pm.
The general public, especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators are advised to stay clear of the areas during the dates and times indicated.
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. All vessels are advised to remain clear of W-517 south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank are open for public use. 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. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises.
The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be on a 10-nautical mile radius on all quadrants. Farallon de Medinilla plays a special and unique role in national defense because its location provides frequent access that supports established training requirements. In addition, the air and sea space in the Farallon provides sufficient room for the many different attack profiles necessary to replicate training opportunities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at (671) 349-4055/3209.