Military to conduct training at Warning Area 517, NCTS, Andersen South, and Barrigada

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office
Stripes Guam

ASAN, Guam (July 18, 2017) – The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) July 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The military will also conduct training at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam, Andersen South in Yigo, and the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada July 20 from noon to 11:55 p.m.

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

These 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 trainings.

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.

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

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