Community Briefs – January 8, 2018


Military training at Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:
• Jan. 8, from 8:30amto 5pm
• Jan. 10, from 8:30amto 6pm
• Jan. 11, from 10:30amto 3:30pm

The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
• Jan. 8, from 8:30amto 5pm
• Jan. 10, from 8:30amto 6pm
• Jan. 11, from 10:30amto 3:30pm
• Jan. 12, from 11amto 3pm

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. 
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

DoD adopts Guam’s smoking age rule

ASAN, GUAM—Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Department of the Defense voluntarily enacted a policy that aligns with the new Guam law that raises the minimum age to purchase, possess, or consume tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years of age.
The policy is consistent with DoD’s policy on tobacco use and states that DoD resale activities, including Morale, Welfare and Recreation points of sale, located on Guam will not sell or distribute tobacco products or electronic cigarettes to persons under 21 years of age.

Tobacco cessation is a priority of the DoD, critical to the health, fitness, wellbeing, and readiness of DoD personnel. (PR)

Bordallo on the passing of former mayor Duenas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former mayor of Tamuning, Connie Duenas: “I join the people of Guam in mourning the passing of mayor Connie Duenas. She was a dedicated public servant who worked to improve our village of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon, and the broader community during her tenure. Her involvement in village events and service in public safety were testaments of her leadership and commitment to the people she served. My thoughts and prayers are with Juan, their children and entire family during this difficult time. I extend my deepest condolences.” (PR)

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