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 Technicians, Seals, and Medics.
This collaboration was instrumental in enhancing the security cooperation between the United States and Montenegro. As DoD Underwater HMA Program Manager Bill Grau remarked, “The U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Mine Action Underwater Explosive Remnants of War Clearance Program is an important part of the U.S. Government’s overall security cooperation strategy. Not only does it improve the safety of the Montenegrin people and visitors, it allows for increased engagement opportunities to expand an enduring partnership between our two countries. This program enhances the operational readiness skills of U.S. Navy and Montenegrin divers, and it helps develop the Montenegrin Navy Underwater Mine Counter Measures (UMCM) program.”