District Digest News Stories

  • February

    Structural engineer recognized as ‘Modern-Day Technology Leader’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2021) – Officials honored a structural engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as a “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 35th Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ Technology Recognition Ceremony Feb. 12 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Wiles named Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Sarah Wiles, senior geologist in the Civil Design Branch’s Geology Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2020.
  • Chief of engineers visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The 55th chief of engineers visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project on the Tennessee River today to meet with project managers and engineers and gain a better understanding of ongoing construction of a new lock chamber.
  • January

    Cumberland River Aquatic Center flexes its mussels with Corps mitigation dollars

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) – It took 12 years, but a $750,000 mitigation effort culminated in late 2020 that helped the Cumberland River Aquatic Center to propagate mussels and other aquatic species.
  • Cleary named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Ryan Cleary, project engineer at the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project Resident Engineer Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2020.
  • December

    General gets rundown on challenges impacting Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project Wednesday for a status update and rundown of challenges the project delivery team has faced, especially with high water impacts.
  • Nashville District deputy district engineer culminates impactful career

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District honored its retiring deputy district engineer yesterday. Few people were physically present due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, but more than 120 employees, leaders, and friends joined the ceremony virtually to make sure they recognized Patty Coffey’s impactful career and unique blend of strong and caring leadership.
  • Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • Hau named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2020) – Sam Hau, structural engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division’s Civil Design Branch Structural Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2020.
  • November

    Matthews named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Park Ranger Tyler Matthews, natural resources specialist at Lake Cumberland, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2020.
  • Chief of engineers presents ‘Safety Award of Excellence’ to Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2020) – The 55th chief of engineers presented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety Award of Excellence, district category, to Nashville District officials today during the USACE National Awards Ceremony.
  • October

    Floating barge with air curtain burner incinerates Lake Cumberland debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2020) – A new floating barge equipped with an air curtain burner began incinerating debris on Lake Cumberland this week, a move that will increase the efficiency of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District team charged with debris removal operations onboard the PRIDE of the Cumberland.
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  • Abanto named Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2020) – Sondra Abanto, program analyst in the Programs Management Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2020.
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month promotes ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2020) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an observance tied to the Army’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” promotes educating employees and hiring authorities about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.
  • September

    Cub Scouts spruce up Cheatham Lake for National Public Lands Day

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2020) – Cub Scouts and parents from Pack 503 volunteered to spruce up Cheatham Lake Sept. 19 in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • Nashville District class culminates Leadership Development Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Sixteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the first level of the district’s Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • Lake Barkley park ranger garners interpretive excellence award

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2020) – A Lake Barkley park ranger recently garnered the 2020 Interpretive Excellence Award from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • Heesaker is the July 2020 Employee of the month

    District leadership recognizes Heesaker for his excellent performance assisting in the overall administration of contracts for operations, maintenance, and renovations of buildings, grounds, utilities and recreation facilities. He also implements the quality assurance program for a contract valued at over $1 million supporting recreation and environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • August

    Deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2020) – The deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel today during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters that was also seen virtually via WebEx.