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  • February

    Old Hickory hydropower sparks interest of medical students

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2014) – Seventeen students from Nashville General Hospital School of Radiology at Murrey Medical College received a hands-on review of principles in electricity when they took an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Old Hickory Lock and Dam.
  • September

    Corps creates new fish habitats at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2013) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Old Hickory Lake and members of the Student Conservation Association made a splash Aug. 27 when they installed the remaining fish attractors made possible by Old Hickory Lake’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
  • November

    Nashville District names its employee of the month for September 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2012) – Kathryn Firsching, assistant district counsel for the Nashville District, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for September 2012.
  • Nashville District unveils its newest mountain bike trail at Old Hickory Lake

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2012) – Cheers and applause were heard from an on looking crowd as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and members from the Friends of Shutes Branch cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Shutes Branch Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening at Old Hickory Lake.
  • EAGLE Class graduation recognizes district’s newest leaders

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville Districts celebrated the graduation of 16 students for its 2012 Employee Achieving Greatness and Leadership Excellence (EAGLE) class today at the Jack C. Massey Business Center at Belmont University.
  • October

    Nashville District names its employee of the month for August 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2012) - John Schnebelen, safety technician at Wolf Creek Dam’s Resident Engineer Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2012.
  • Burcham tours one of Nashville District’s major rehabilitation projects

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, on her first visit to Wolf Creek Dam’s Foundation Remediation Project.
  • Corps environmental assessment underway at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s ongoing major rehabilitation project at Center Hill Dam recently passed an important milestone with the completion of an environmental assessment public and agency review period for the project’s next phase located below the saddle dam.
  • September

    EAGLE class makes equestrian campground maintenance its mane project

    Granville, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2012) – Upkeep of recreation areas, campgrounds and hiking trails often depends on volunteers who care deeply about the nation’s natural resources and want them to be there for their children and generations to come. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s EAGLE Class learned that important lesson of volunteerism today when they rolled up their sleeves and got their boots dirty at one of Cordell Hull Lake’s primitive horse trail campgrounds.
  • May

    Nashville District kicks off summer recreation with National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2012) – The Nashville District in conjunction with several state and federal agencies are encouraging the public to think safety first and observe National Safe Boating Week May 19-25.
  • Nashville District strides toward better health, fitness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2012) – Nashville District employees set a good pace to workplace wellness today during the “Corps on the Move” walking event.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for March 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2012) – Trena Bradshaw, outreach program specialist in the Project Planning Branch at Nashville District Headquarters, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2012.
  • Alabama congressman gets full view of empty Wilson Lock

    FLORENCE, Ala. (May 3, 2012) – Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama’s 5th, and representative of Robert Aderholt of Alabama’s 4th Districts, took today to get a full view of an empty Wilson Lock on the Tennessee River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District maintainers performing major repairs at the lock gave the two local Congressmen briefings and tour to understand the process and requirements involved with lock operations.
  • April

    Emergency responders shake out earthquake preparedness, recovery plans

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 27, 2012) – If a major earthquake occurred along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, it would likely result in widespread damage in several states, particularly Tennessee. At an emergency management planning meeting at Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District led discussions during a New Madrid Planning Workshop to prepare for such a catastrophe.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for February 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 12, 2012) – A community planner from the Project Planning Branch at Nashville District Headquarters is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2012.
  • March

    Nashville District joins Homeland Security in ‘Titans’ emergency preparedness exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2012) – Local, state, and federal emergency management agency’s swarmed LP Field today to participate in a simulated mass casualty exercise involving a Titans football game scenario.
  • Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) – Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs’ creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.