Military to Conduct Training at Warning Area 517, Warning Area 12, Former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas PAO
Stripes Guam

ASAN, Guam (Nov. 27, 2018) – The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) and Warning Area 12 (W-12) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28-30.

The military will also conduct training at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1.

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.

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

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