Routine testing of advanced warning systems this afternoon; public should not be alarmed


The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens in conjunction with JRM, NBG, and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV)” sirens.

Residents, visitors, and motorists surrounding the AHAWS sirens and GV speakers can expect to hear pre-scripted voice messaging announcing the start and end of the test, and ten-seconds of the “Alert” siren tone.

Future tests of the AHAWS sirens will be conducted on a monthly basis, in conjunction with JRM, NBG, and AAFB, and will typically fall on the first Tuesday of each month, unless it falls on an observed holiday.

The following are a list of AHAWS siren sites to be tested:

  1. GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights

  2. Agat Marina

  3. JFK High School

  4. Talofofo Elementary School

  5. Asan Mayor’s Office

  6. Pago Bay A-Frame South End

  7. Inarajan Elementary School

  8. Yona Mayor’s Office

  9. Ft. Soledad, Umatac

  10. GWA Pump Station, Merizo

  11. Ija Agricultural Station, Inarajan

  12. Port Authority of Guam

  13. Agat Senior Citizen’s Center

  14. Hotel Nikko Guam

  15. Tamuning Mayor’s Office

  16. George Washington High School

  17. Piti Village

  18. GWA site, Malojloj

  19. Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex, Adelup