Military to conduct training at former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course, Andersen South, W-517, W-12

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas
Stripes Guam

ASAN, Guam (Oct. 29, 2018) – The military will conduct training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada and Andersen South in Yigo during the following dates and times:

- Oct. 30 from 8-11 p.m.

- Oct. 31 from 8-11 p.m.

- Nov. 1 from 4-11 p.m.

- Nov. 2 from 8-11 p.m.

The military will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) and Warning Area 12 (W-12) during the following date and time:

- Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is recommended the general public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the 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. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises. W-517 is contained within 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, 12° 50"N/144° 30"E.

W-12 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-12 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises. W-12 is contained within the following coordinates: 11° 00"N/143° 00"E, 11° 00"N/144° 45"E, 10° 30"N/144° 45"E, 10° 30"N/143° 45"E.

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.

The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur throughout the week in areas of the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course and Andersen South.

For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at (671) 349-4055/3209.

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