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  • September

    Commander guides leadership graduates toward team success

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Sixteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the first level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • August

    Fiber optic installation sheds light on valuable partnership

    An ongoing project to install fiber optic cable to increase bandwidth and data transmission speeds is shedding light on how two federal agencies are partnering to reduce costs and improve communications.
  • June

    Avichal becomes 66th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) – Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 66th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • International team visits Tennessee for water development initiative

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – An international team from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam visited the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems last week at the invitation of the United States in support of water development in the Lower Mekong River Basin.
  • Agreement kicks off Gallatin flood risk reduction project

    GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) – A signing ceremony today at Triple Creek Park officially kicked off the design and implementation phase for a flood risk reduction project to help alleviate flooding in the city during periods of heavy rain.
  • Nashville District honors its newest distinguished civilians

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 7, 2019) – Three Nashville District retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today during the Engineer Day Picnic at Smiley Hollow, bringing the total of people recognized for distinguished careers to 99 since 1922.
  • General Toy story culminates in Nashville District with legacy of 'Taking Care of People'

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 4, 2019) – The commander of the U.S. Army Great Lakes and Rivers Division made his final visit to the Nashville District before relinquishing command next month. The general received project updates and took time to recognize employees for excellence in reinforcing a legacy of “Taking Care of People,” an important component of workforce readiness and ultimately mission accomplishment.
  • April

    Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project builds on Joint Risk Register

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 26, 2019) – As Corps of Engineers officials and their contract partner prepare to place concrete for a new navigation lock at Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River, they are actively working together to reduce safety risk as well as construction risks that could affect contract costs and schedule, and identify opportunities for improvement as part of a headquarters pilot program called the “Joint Risk Register.”
  • District hosts ‘Bring Your Family to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2019) – Bringing kids to work is not just for kids anymore. Employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District just included spouses and parents in what is now being dubbed “Bring Your Family to Work Day.”
  • General recognizes security officer wounded in Iraq IED attack

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) – Ejected from his turret position in an F350 truck, laying on the ground critically injured in Iraq nearly 12 years ago, Billy Johnson remembers saying an “Our Father,” not fearing death. Today he stood full of life in front of family, friends and his priest, thankful for their love and support as he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Tennessee Valley Authority Central Labs near Chickamauga Lock.
  • First responders work through security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2019) – First responders worked through a security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam today to open communication channels and facilitate awareness of possible threats to infrastructure operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • March

    Events facilitate small business opportunities

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2019) – Business leaders converged on Music City today for the 9th Annual Small Business Industry Day at Tennessee State University and the Business Opportunities Open House, commonly referred to as the “BOOH” event.
  • January

    Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • December

    Director shows interest in Nashville’s Sevenmile Creek project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2018) – The programs director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited Music City today to put eyes on the future site of a detention structure on Sevenmile Creek that will provide flood-risk-reduction benefits for the area.
  • Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for holiday message

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.
  • Leadership Development Program Level II class graduates

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – A dozen personnel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the second level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • November

    Power team recognized as Army safety guardians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The U.S. Army recognized team members from the Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant as Army safety guardians today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters.
  • Real estate officials recruit MTSU students to become public servants

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Corps of Engineers real estate officials recruited Middle Tennessee State University students today to become public servants and stewards of public lands while touting career opportunities and benefits on campus.
  • October

    Martins Fork Lake park ranger urges public to hike safely on Cumberland Shadow Trail

    SMITH, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2018) – It’s that time of year when red and yellow fall foliage attracts hikers seeking spectacular views on the Cumberland Shadow Trail that winds along the shoreline, hilltops and ridges overlooking Martins Fork Lake.
  • Section 531 project announcement props up 500,000 gallon elevated water tank

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2018) – At a groundbreaking for Greer Industrial Park in the Fariston community today, Rep. Hal Rogers announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing $1.3 million toward a 500,000 gallon elevated water tank.