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  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • July

    Maintenance team repairs dewatered Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 20, 2016) – Chickamauga Lock is empty and closed to navigation while maintenance crews inspect and make repairs to the miter gates, valves, bushings and other components normally submerged under more than 11 million gallons of water.
  • June

    Semonite visits high visibility construction projects, says it’s time to ‘finish strong’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2016) – In only his third week on the job the nation’s chief of engineers visited three high visibility construction projects today to meet employees and garner the very latest updates from project managers and team members.
  • April

    Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project work restarts

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 25, 2016) – The Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project restarted today with official fanfare as a $3.1 million cofferdam stabilization project got underway.
  • August

    Mississippi River Commission gains fresh perspective of Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.
  • October

    Corps assessment reopens Chickamauga Lock at the end of next week

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2014) – Work crews assessed damage at Chickamauga Lock and plan to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic next week.
  • September

    Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center.
  • January

    Burnham named District Employee of the Month for November 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Ben Burnham, a maintenance engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s East Tennessee River Area Office in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the District Employee of the Month for November 2013.
  • October

    Columbus’ replica ships Nina, Pinta transit aging Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Out of the darkness on Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 2013, what appeared to be two 500-plus year-old vessels quietly and slowly approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Chickamauga Lock.
  • September

    Nashville District retirees share pride in service to region, Corps, nation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2013) -- As the Oct. 16 date for the Nashville District Fall Retiree Luncheon approaches, a recent effort to assist a former employee serves as a reminder of the pride in service shared among U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retirees.
  • August

    Nashville District works with partners on engineering solutions at Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is collaborating with industry, West Virginia University, Engineering Research and Development Center and Tennessee Valley Authority to find a better solution to unacceptable deterioration around Chickamauga Lock’s discharge ports that cannot be dewatered.
  • April

    Congressional staff members visit deteriorating Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Nine Congressional staff members from the Tennessee Valley visited the Chickamauga Lock Construction project today to receive a briefing and tour as part of their TVA-sponsored orientation to Tennessee River operations.
  • February

    Corps employees save tax dollars at Moccasin Bend

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2013) – A bank stabilization project on a 1,500-foot stretch along the Tennessee River at Moccasin Bend is nearing completion, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees are saving taxpayer dollars in the process.
  • March

    Congressmen favor opening funding flow for Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 23, 2012) – An unfunded and stalled project to replace the crumbling Chickamauga Lock received noteworthy Congressional attention today and it included an expressed interest in opening up a funding flow.
  • Moccasin Bend Riverbank Stabilization Project underway

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 17, 2011 ) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is working with the National Park Service to stabilize the riverbank here along the Tennessee River in an effort to protect and preserve valuable cultural and Civil War historical sites at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.
  • Jesse James stole Corps payroll 130 years ago today

    If direct deposit had existed 130 years ago today, history could have been changed. That’s when famed outlaw Jesse James robbed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers payroll being delivered by horseback just two-miles shy of reaching employees at Blue Water Camp in Alabama.