Military turns down Sablan’s request for live-fire demonstrations


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Pacific Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield turned down a request by Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, the Northern Mariana Islands delegate to Congress, to conduct live-fire artillery demonstrations on Tinian, according to his office.

Sablan made the request so people on Tinian and Saipan could judge the impact of noise from the field artillery that would be used as part of the NMI Joint Military Training proposal. Sablan is opposed to the activity on Tinian and said he believes the people of Tinian and Saipan should hear first-hand whether having . . .

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