Community Briefs — Dec. 9, 2015


CCA board meeting on Dec. 15
The Commonwealth Cancer Association’s board of directors will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at 3pm at the Commonwealth Cancer Association conference room. Agenda includes reports from the president and program updates. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (CCA)

Cancer survivors, caregivers support meeting
All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, starting at 5:30pm at the Chamolinian Room of the Hyatt Regency Saipan.  Guest speaker will be Ms. Monie, a survivor. Topic:  “Successful experience for survivors of cancer: How to take care of your health doing backyard gardening.” To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at or (CCA)

Nominations open for Employer Support Freedom Award
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is on Dec. 31, 2015. Presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, the Freedom Award is the nation’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their National Guard and Reserve employees. ESGR encourages Guardsmen, Reservists, or family members acting on their behalf, to submit nominations at The Freedom Award ceremony is held in Washington, D.C., for up to 15 deserving employers each year in August. (ESGR)

Military training at FDM, Warning Area 517
The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

• Dec. 9-10, from 2pm to 10:30pm
• Dec. 11, from 10:30am to 10pm
• Dec. 12, from 10am to 10pm
• Dec. 13, from 10am to noon

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Dec. 10-11, from 9am to 4pm

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.

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

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