2015: The Year of the Military Diver CDR Hung Cao Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center 4 Feb 2015 Vision To mark 2015 as the Year of the Military Diver and highlight of all military diving achievements. • 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Mark V dive helmet • 2015 is the 35th anniversary of Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, the largest diving facility in the world where Deep Sea and Special Operations Divers from all five services train • 2015 is the 70th Anniversary for NSA Panama City and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division • Additionally, 2015 will mark the 40th year since Navy Experimental Diving Unit moved from Washington Navy Yard to Panama City. To remind the public everything that military divers have done for this great nation Execution Monday May 4th Tuesday May 5th Schedule of Events Wednesday Thursday May 6th May 7th Friday May 8th Saturday May 9th USN Military Diver Training Continuum EOD Executive Steering Committee (Eglin AFB) AM Guest Speaker: Commander NECC Guest Speaker: Commandant USCG USCG Diver Rate Inauguration Guest Speaker: SECNAV NSA Panama City Open House Guest Speaker: Chief U.S. Army Engineers Guest Speaker: COMSUBGRU 7 Former N97B Cpt Shawn English Fieldhouse Dedication CPOA Golf Tournament Lunchtime MWR cookouts Mark V Dives at NDSTC PM Man in the Sea Museum Open House US Coast Guard Diver Reunion Dive Lab Open House US Army Diver Reunion USN MDV Recall DEVRON Reunion Special Events on NSA NDSTC will make operational Mark V dives to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the helmet. USCG will inaugurate the new Coast Guard Diver military occupational specialty Cpt Shawn English Fieldhouse dedication Create an Airshow-like event on NSA Panama City POW Medal Presentation After 30 years, the UCT divers held hostage on TWA Flight 847 will be presented the POW Medal for their time in captivity. 0 Highlighting Diver Non-Profit Organizations New Diving Technology Demonstration Panama City is the hub of diving What Next? • Re-Coin Panama City as the birthplace of Military Diving • Build a museum for military diving in the next 5 years • Comparable to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola • Locate it near NDSTC (Barefoot Palms?) • Transform this into a Youth Discovery Center to entice STEM 10+ Years • Build an annex to the Military Diver’s Museum for Mine and Undersea Warfare • Commission Littoral Combat Ship In Panama City • Host Diving symposiums in Panama City Questions ?