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NEDU Observes 17th Change of Command, Welcomes Cunningham
CDR Dustin Cunningham relieved CAPT (Sel) Kiah B. Rahming as the NEDU Commanding Officer on Wednesday 30, March. Rahming accepted orders to Commander, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tenn.
March 30, 2022 - PANAMA CITY, Florida – Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) observed its 17th change of command ceremony in Panama City, Florida March 30, 2022.Cmdr. Dustin Cunningham relieved Capt. (Sel) Kiah B. Rahming as the NEDU...

NEDU Scientist Earns Top Navy Distinction for Technical Excellence
Dr. Wayne Gerth, Ph.D
NEDU Senior Research Physiologist
July 21, 2021 - PANAMA CITY, Florida – Navy Experimental Diving Unit’s (NEDU), Dr. Wayne Gerth earned the 2021 Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the...

Panama City scientists and engineers develop ventilator prototype in response to COVID-19
Dr. Andrew Schicho, NSWC PCD mechanical engineer, led one of the five teams by building a ventilator prototype in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Hack-a-Vent Innovation Challenge.
March 26, 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) are developing low-cost, easily-assembled, non FDA-approved ventilators that can be rapidly...

NEDU Observes 16th Change of Command, Welcomes Rahming
June 25, 2019 - Navy Experimental Diving Unit observed its 16th change of command ceremony in Panama City, Florida June 20, 2019.Cmdr. Kiah B. Rahming relieved Capt. Jay Young as the NEDU commanding officer. Young accepted orders to serve as...

Navy Develops and Tests Rapid Pressure Fluctuation Chamber to Study Physiological Events
PANAMA CITY, Florida – Research Physiologist Lt. Travis Doggett, center, directs aircrew via radio during simulated flight in the Fluctuating Altitude Simulation Technology (FAST) system Jan. 14, 2019 at Navy Experimental Diving Unit. The system was developed and built by Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division.
March 25, 2019 - A Navy team is developing a solution for detecting symptoms associated with rapid pressure fluctuations in military jets, a phenomenon associated with physiological events (PE) in the E/A-18G and F/A-18 weapon systems...

Navy Experimental Diving Unit Provides Training to Montenegrin Navy
BU1 Justin Lewis and ND2 Kent Knudson of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit give direction to members of the Montenegrin Navy as part of a recent Humanitarian Mine Action Underwater Explosive Remnants of War Clearance Program collaboration.
Feb. 13, 2019 - MONTENEGRO - U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida recently traveled to Montenegro to provide two weeks of capacity building training to Montenegrin Navy Divers, EOD...

Navy Experimental Diving Unit Reserve Detachment Relocates to Panama City
Photo By Lt. Jennifer Jewell | LCDR Nick Parker of the NEDU Reserve Detachment prepares to enter the water. He is tended by ND2 Aaron Young, also a member of the NEDU Reserve Detachment. U.S. Navy Photo by LT Jennifer Jewell.
Sept. 14, 2018 - PANAMA CITY, FL – The Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) is joining forces with the NEDU Reserve Detachment to strengthen diver readiness and improve fleet support capabilities...

US Navy Divers Keep Students Safe at Carderock During International Human-Powered Submarine Races
Sailors assigned to Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) stand by to assist in the David Taylor Model Basin during the 14th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md., June 28, 2017. NEDU and supporting dive-qualified Sailors in the National Capital Region are helping ensure a safe competition between the students at Carderock racing human-powered submersibles they designed and built for the biennial event, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Underwater Research and Education and is considered the capstone event for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach at Carderock.
June 29, 2017 - WEST BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Every other year, hundreds of college and high school students come from around the world to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), to race human-powered submarines they...

NEDU Wins Blue H Bronze Anchor Award, Promotes Culture of Health and Safety
June 8, 2017 - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy Surgeon General awarded the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) its first Navy Surgeon General's 2016 Blue H (Bronze Anchor level), Naval Sea Systems Command announced June 8...

Navy Experimental Diving Unit Sailors Test New Equipment at 500 Feet
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PANAMA CITY Fla. (February 2, 2017) - Sailors at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) stand next to Cmdr. Jay Young, commanding officer of NEDU (right), after emerging from the Ocean Simulation Facility (OSF).  The Sailors coming out of the OSF had just finished the first 500 ft. saturation dive in over 10 years.
Feb. 9, 2017 - PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Six Sailors assigned to the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) at Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSAPC) "re-surfaced" Feb. 2 after completing an 11-day simulated dive in the Ocean Simulation...