Community Briefs – March 6, 2019

Posted on Mar 06 2019

Precinct 2 forum today

The “Our Sense of Place” forum, hosted by Precinct 2 Rep. Tina Sablan, is set for today, March 6, at WSR Elementary School cafeteria, starting at 5:30pm.

This free public forum is a follow-up to the meeting Sablan held last October, and will include a presentation of interactive maps developed for the precinct, and a summary of valued places and concerns highlighted by community members. This week, participants will be asked to help prioritize the issues they see as important for restoring and revitalizing their villages.

Precinct 2 includes Chalan Kanoa, Susupe, Fina Sisu, As Lito, and As Perdido. For more information or to RSVP, contact Sablan’s office at 664-8829 or email (PR)

Military trainings set

ASAN, Guam—Military units participating in COPE North 2019 is conducting training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla until March 8, from 8am to 7pm.

Also, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada until March 8, from noon to 4pm.

The U.S. Navy will also conduct an open-ocean, live-fire gunnery exercise tomorrow, March 7, from 10am to 11:55pm.

Military units participating in Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training 2019 will conduct training from midnight to 11:59pm, March 7-10, at Warning Area 517. 

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

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

The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course.

The open-ocean exercise will take place within a 10-nautical mile radius of the following coordinates: 13° 26″N/145° 08″E, 13° 42″N/144° 36″E. It is recommended the public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from this area during the dates and times indicated.

W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. (PR)

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