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  • February

    Corps employees get taste of Nashville’s black history

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Corps employees got a taste of Nashville’s black history today during a tour and lunch at Woolworth’s on Fifth Avenue.
  • Deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 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.
  • January

    Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and preparing for the start of the fishing season with a little help from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers.
  • Smith named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2019) – Matthew (Craig) Smith, a maintenance mechanic at Pickwick Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019.
  • November

    Scogin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Melissa Scogin, an administrative support assistant in the Contracting Branch, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019.
  • October

    Harlan Flood Control Project dedicated 20 years ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Officials dedicated the Harlan Flood Control Project 20 years ago today, culminating over a decade undertaking to provide the maximum level of flood protection to the towns of Harlan, Baxter, Loyall and Rio Vista in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  • Officials cut ribbon on Shepherd Street Bridge

    CUMBERLAND, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2019) – Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Shepherd Street Bridge over Looney Creek today, a milestone for a broader U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
  • Division commander receives Nashville District overview

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) – The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited the Nashville District this week for a district overview and project updates. It is the general’s first trip to the district since taking command of the division July 12, 2019.
  • 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.
  • May

    Jackson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2019) – Aishia Jackson, contract specialist in the Contracting Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019.
  • Navarro named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – Luke Navarro, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Pathways student, at the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee March 2019.
  • March

    Korthals named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) – Kate Korthals, engineering and computer aided drafting technician in the Soils and Dam Safety Branch in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019.
  • Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old Hickory Dam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in operation.
  • Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019.
  • January

    Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top honors in the first District Nashville Fitness Program Award and set a good pace for workplace wellness and healthy living
  • Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018.
  • 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

    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.
  • Division Park Ranger Advisory Board holds regional workshop

    WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Park Ranger Community of Practice Advisory Board held its second biennial workshop here at Caesar Creek Lake Nov. 6-8, 2018, building on overwhelmingly positive feedback received from a similar meeting held in 2016.
  • October

    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.