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  • March

    District geologists educate Mosul Dam engineers on GIS modeling

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed Mosul Dam Geographic Information Systems model, the GIS software, and the geology model of Mosul Dam.
  • June

    Sneed named Nashville District employee of the month for April 2014

    Bob Sneed, Commander, Corps , Corps of engineers, Chief of Water Management, Employee of the Month, Federal Service, John L. Hudson, LRN, Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Sneed, Nashville District, Recognition, Tennessee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, USACE
  • May

    Emergency managers map out New Madrid earthquake preparedness

    JACKSON, Tenn. (May 12, 2014) – Emergency management officials moved pictures and signs, much like game pieces on a large board game, on a 24-by-24 foot floor map of the New Madrid seismic zone May 8, 2014 at the National Guard Armory in Jackson, Tenn. The exercise simulated an emergency response in the event of a major earthquake.
  • April

    McConkey named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2014) – Chrystal McConkey, a regulatory program assistant at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Eastern Regulatory Field Office in Lenoir City, Tenn., is the Employee of the Month for March 2014.
  • February

    Kentucky Lock team receives Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A construction team at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, which stepped up to manage the repair of a hydropower unit at Barkley Power Plant, received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award Feb. 11 at the district’s headquarters.
  • December

    Barkley Unit 1 generator is back in operation after major repairs

    KUTTAWA, Ky., (Dec. 6, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Barkley Hydropower Plant Unit 1 here is back in operation after a phase-to-ground fault caused a fire that damaged the 32.5 Megawatt generator stator windings in Dec. 19, 2010.
  • November

    Nashville District reaches women-owned small business milestone

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District exceeded its goal of two percent of all contractible actions for women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2013.
  • September

    Bruce named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2013) – A conservation biologist at Center Hill Lake is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2013.
  • May

    Army Corps of Engineers releases testimonial water safety video

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety announces the release of a seven-minute testimonial water safety video that recounts the loss of a father and his son who were not wearing life jackets while boating.
  • April

    Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.
  • March

    Corps celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2013) – During a Women’s History Month event today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters, employees in attendance learned more about the district’s partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Hub and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Bateman speaks at Nashville District retiree luncheon

    Nashville, Tenn. (March 20, 2013) — Vanessa Bateman, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Geology Section, briefed Corps retirees on the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Rehabilitation Project and the Wolf Creek Information Management System March 20, 2013 at their Spring Retiree Luncheon at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 874 Murfreesboro Pike.
  • Nashville District completes Wolf Creek Dam barrier wall

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (March 6, 2013) – Construction workers placed concrete for the last pile today, which completes the underground barrier wall and paves the way for raising the Lake Cumberland pool level. It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately four feet in diameter and extend 275 feet from near the top of the dam into bedrock below the foundation of the 4,000-foot long embankment of Wolf Creek Dam.
  • February

    Askew named District Employee of the Month for December 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Clay Askew, a lock electrician at Wilson Lock in Florence, Ala., and a previous lock electrician at Guntersville Lock in Huntsville, Ala., is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for December 2012.
  • June

    Nashville District announces employee of the month for April 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2012) – Park Ranger Matthew Leftwich at J. Percy Priest Lake is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2012 and recipient of the LRD Star of Life Award for rescuing a struggling swimmer.
  • January

    Nashville District holds its last lock operator training graduation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2012) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized the end of an era as he presented nine students from its lock operator class with graduation certificates here today at J. Percy Priest Lake.