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  • 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • May

    Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • 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.”
  • September

    Fleeman named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Judi Fleeman, program analyst at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Tennessee River Navigation Area’s East Tennessee Section at Fort Loudoun Lock in Lenoir City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for July 2018.
  • August

    Heavy concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock not taken lightly

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District successfully placed the first 1.3 million pound concrete shell on the riverbed Aug. 6 that will be part of the downstream cofferdam and the permanent lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
  • July

    Nashville District digs historic role building new passageway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – If you dig history, you’ll love how engineers excavated nearly 100-million dump truck loads of soil to connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers, opening a new passageway to the Gulf of Mexico in 1985.
  • May

    Coast Guard admiral tours Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 4, 2018) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s incoming assistant commandant toured Chickamauga Lock today to see where physical expansion of concrete causes structural deficiencies, and observe how ongoing excavation of the riverbed is making way for construction of a new navigation lock to improve access to the upper reaches of the Tennessee River Basin.
  • January

    Ponds named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Dewayne Ponds, project geologist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the employee of the month for November 2017.
  • Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
  • May

    Ellis Bridge named in memory of former Kentucky Lock resident engineer

    GRAND RIVERS, KY (May 30, 2017) – The US Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam has been re-named in memory and in honor of former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky Lock resident engineer George A. (Tony) Ellis Tuesday.
  • April

    Hydropower experts generate information exchange in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) – More than 100 hydropower experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, Southeastern Power Administration, and private power supply companies benefited from an exchange of information during the 40th Annual Joint Hydropower Conference April 19-20 at the Inn at Opryland.
  • February

    Lamont seeks greater understanding of aging infrastructure at Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2017) – To gain a better perspective of the nation’s aging infrastructure on America’s waterways the senior official performing duties of secretary of the Army for Civil Works toured Chickamauga Lock today to realize the challenges of keeping a deteriorated lock open while racing against time to construct a replacement lock.
  • January

    Gen. Toy visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2017) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project in Chattanooga, Tenn., today. He also toured the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to see the new Construction Support Building project.
  • November

    Nashville District employees tune into general on first visit to Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Nashville District employees tuned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander today during the general’s first visit to Music City.
  • October

    Silver Jackets team tours the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant

    RACOON MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2016) – State and Federal agency representatives that make up the Tennessee Silver Jacket program toured the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 19.
  • Lt. Gov. visits Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) –The Kentucky lieutenant governor and 12 board members from the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at Kentucky Lake and toured the Barkley Dam, Power Plant on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers in Grand Rivers, Ky. Oct. 13., to get a close overview of the construction.
  • August

    Johnson-Turner gets general overview of Nashville District real estate

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers director of Real Estate visited with Nashville District area lakes, recreation areas and a marina concession Aug. 18-19 to learn about the district’s missions and to interact with managers and real estate specialists.
  • Nashville District recognizes fleet achievements ahead of reorganization

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The repair fleet in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, a mainstay of the Twin Rivers since the 1800s when crews first began opening the region’s waterways to navigation onboard canoes, flatboats and keelboats, is marking the end of an era as people and resources are reorganized into a regional light fleet Oct. 1, 2016.