District Digest News Stories

  • December

    Start planning for the 2022 camping season now

    The 2022 recreational camping and fee schedule is live on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s webpage. Recreation enthusiasts can find up-to-date information about site amenities such as: electric hookups, fees, dates of operation, visitor fees and contact numbers for all 25 campgrounds within the district.
  • Clabough named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2021

    Chris Clabough, a member of the navigation lock and repair station maintenance force, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2021. He is recognized primarily for his program improvement efforts while concurrently performing temporary duties as the Diving Safety Instructor supporting Louisville District’s Olmsted Construction Project Office.
  • November

    Nashville District works on relationship building with marina stakeholders

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2021) – A Corps of Engineers team met with marina concessionaires today to provide updates on programs and processes and to build a better working relationship with open and transparent communication during the Kentucky and Tennessee Marina Associations’ 2021 Annual Meeting at the Sloan Convention Center.
  • Corps in the Community: The Corps speaks at JOY Ministries

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2021) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Nathan Branen and Water Management Section Chief Anthony Rodino spoke with members of the Just Older Youth Ministries Group senior activities group about water management and flood prevention at the Philips Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Center Hill Dam featured in National Inventory of Dams rollout

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2021) – The National Inventory of Dams is being updated at the end of the year and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to feature Center Hill Dam in a video as part of its rollout with the public.
  • Barzanji named Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2021

    Aras Barzanji, a hydraulic engineer within the Water Resources Section of the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as a team lead responding to the Middle Tennessee Flood in Humphreys, Hickman, and Dickson counties.
  • October

    STEM & USACE: Linking the future of the Corps with the engineers of tomorrow

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2021)— Antioch Middle School teacher Thomas Yan toured the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, and the Old Hickory Hydropower Plant during the Middle Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Innovation Network Externship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on October 21-22 to learn what STEM job opportunities USACE has to offer future graduates.
  • Replace or Repair schools? USACE team helping school board answer this question in wake of flooding

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team is on a mission to help officials determine if it’s best to replace or repair two schools in the wake of flooding in Waverly, Tennessee.
  • Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— (Oct. 15, 2021) National Hispanic Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to recognize Hispanic American’s stories, contributions, and achievements throughout the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the military, and across the United States.
  • Retirees receive Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2021) – Two notable retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today highlighting impactful careers and exceptional achievements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • LDP II Graduates Tackle Their Final Obstacles

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees participating in the Leadership Development Program II are climbing their way to new levels of leadership progression as they get closer to graduating from the year long program. But first, they need to tackle a few remaining obstacles.
  • Nashville District participates in Tennessee State University Career Fair

    In the workplace, diversity is a key asset for success. Organizations that make diversity of background, experience, thought, and culture a priority often create an inclusive environment with increased productivity. As an organization, the Corps of Engineers actively works to recruit, hire, and retain women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities who have a background in science, technology, engineering, and math. To contribute to this mission and achieve these goals, the Nashville District participates in career fairs hosted by Tennessee State University and other historically black colleges and universities.
  • Nashville District Leadership Development Program II class graduates

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2021) –U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees graduated from the 2021 Nashville District Leadership Development Program II on September 14th. The evening graduation ceremony was held at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hollowell named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Tommy Hollowell, quality assurance field lead in the Western Kentucky Resident Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts to control cost and time growth for the construction of the new Kentucky Lock on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
  • Corps supports FEMA debris mission in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting a FEMA debris mission in Tennessee in the wake of devastating flash flooding when up to 17 inches of rain fell Aug. 21 in rural areas of Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties.
  • August

    Carter named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2021) – John Carter, security specialist in the Security Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts to identify the need for and detail a low-cost solution to obtain security signage for project sites across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • Park rangers teaming up with Nashville Shores on water safety

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2021) – J. Percy Priest Lake park rangers are teaming up with Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort every Friday for another exciting summer of water safety education. From noon until 2 p.m., rangers hand out orange goodie bags filled with various water safety trinkets and informational pamphlets.
  • July

    Old Hickory Lake shoreline project addresses erosion nearby slave cemetery

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2021) – Maintenance personnel onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois removed vegetation and stabilized a section of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake this week to address erosion issues nearby the historic Rock Castle Slave Cemetery, an important cultural resource in the community.
  • Johnson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 20, 2021) – Ryan Johnson, lockmaster at Guntersville Lock in Grant, Alabama, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2021. He is recognized primarily for his leadership at Guntersville Lock and as team leader during a repair action at Wilson Lock in Florence, Alabama.