ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training at Warning Area 517 June 29 from 8am to 6:30pm.
The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marines will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
• June 29 from 9am to 5pm
• June 30 from 10am to 7pm
• July 1 from 10am to 4pm
• July 2 from 11am to 5:30pm
The general public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear from 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. (PR)