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  • April

    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.”
  • June

    Corps mentors Tennessee State University STEM students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has partnered with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 18 through June 28 on the campus of TSU.
  • Corps employees take the helm to improve motor boating skills

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June, 23, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees attended a four-day Motorboat Operator’s Course and water safety refresher class participants came from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the J. Percy Lake shop conference room.
  • March

    Employees engineer ‘fun’ learning activities for ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2018) – Some very accomplished employees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently engineered “fun” learning activities for “Bring Your Kids to Work Day.”
  • February

    Nashville District hosts ‘First Responders Day’ at Old Hickory Dam

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2018) – What would happen if a towboat and barge were commandeered and its hijackers threatened public safety while inside a Corps of Engineers navigation lock? First responders wrestled with this potential scenario during a tabletop exercise at Old Hickory Dam today.
  • Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2016) – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins in January.
  • December

    Team prepares for the worst with emergency management training

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2015) – The Cumberland River Operations Center at OId Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn., recently served as a training ground for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Action Team.
  • July

    Maintainers work to fully repair drained Old Hickory Lock

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Old Hickory Lock holds 19 million gallons of water when fully operational; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently closed it to navigation and drained it for scheduled repairs.
  • June

    Corps prepares future engineering students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students involved in a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program on the campus of TSU June 22 through July 3.
  • March

    Employees overcome winter storms to keep river projects operating

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2015) – Snow and ice blanketed the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins twice over the past month, which severely hampered travel in rural areas. Despite winter’s effect on transportation, it did not prevent a handful of very dedicated Corps of Engineers employees from going above and beyond to keep hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open for the movement of commerce.
  • STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.