ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Farallon de Medinilla from 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 4:30pm on Nov. 25, 27, and 29.
Training will be conducted within a 12-nautical mile radius of Farallon de Medinilla. For the duration of the exercise the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators are advised to remain clear of these areas and monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.
The Navy will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 from 7am to 5pm on Nov. 26 and from 7am to noon on Nov. 27.Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks remain open. For the duration of the exercise, it is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators remain clear of the following coordinates: 13° 10”N/144° 30”E, 13°10”N/144° 42”E, 12° 50”N/144° 45”E, 11° 00”N/144° 45”E, 11° 00”N/143° 00”E, 11° 45”N/143° 00”E, and 12° 50”N/144° 30”E.
W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises.
The Navy will also conduct training at Radio Barrigada from 11am to 5pm on Nov. 27.
The public should be advised that training will be accompanied by the use of blanks and residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.
The Navy will conduct training at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan from 11am to 11:55pm on Nov. 25-26.
These types of trainings are designed to support combat readiness of military personnel and are critical to developing the skills needed to respond to operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free and open Indo-Pacific. (PR)