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  • April

    Debris team wrapping up FEMA technical support mission in Middle Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2020) – The Corps of Engineers’ team supporting clean-up efforts in Middle Tennessee in the wake of deadly tornadoes that devastated the region in early March is wrapping up its FEMA technical support mission where contractors have removed an estimated 450,000 cubic yards of debris, enough to fill 137 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  • 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.
  • December

    Memphis, Nashville districts hold partnering meeting for Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis and Nashville districts held a partnering meeting today to build a stronger relationship leading to better service for the state of Tennessee.
  • October

    Mansker Basin study to support flood preparedness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2017) – The Tennessee Silver Jackets team announced today that a one-year study of the Mansker Basin is underway to develop real-time simulation modeling for Sumner and Davidson Counties and the cities of Nashville, Millersville, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville.
  • June

    National Guard conducts security assistance exercise at Old Hickory Dam

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – Tennessee National Guard soldiers set up road blocks and patrolled nearby the Old Hickory Dam Powerhouse this morning to protect the facility during a security assistance exercise in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.
  • November

    Tennessee prepared to distribute its ‘Post Disaster Guide’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2015) — The state of Tennessee is set to distribute its “Post Disaster Guide” with emergency managers across the state, officials announced today during the quarterly Silver Jackets meeting at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center.
  • September

    Students connect with Corps emergency managers on Patriot Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2015) – Students at Stratford STEM Magnet High School can’t recall where they were when the towers of the World Trade Center fell on 9-11; they were just babies, toddlers or not even born yet. Fourteen years later they spent Patriot Day touring a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Command and Control Vehicle and learning about that fateful day from a Corps member who deployed to Pier 90 in Manhattan, N.Y., in the wake of the attack.
  • October

    Stakeholders collaborate for good health of Stones River watershed

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2014) – Federal, state, local and private interests met at Patterson Park Community Center today to collaborate and work together for a healthier Stones River watershed.
  • April

    Local, state, federal agencies continue building Tennessee Silver Jackets partnership

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (April 9, 2014) – Local, state and federal agencies met at Old Hickory Dam today to collaborate and facilitate partnerships being developed in Tennessee in the Silver Jackets program, which promotes cohesive solutions and synchronizes plans and policies.
  • December

    Employees tune into Hurricane Sandy call for assistance

    Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy did not have an effect on Music City, but several Nashville District employees did tune into the immediate call for assistance on the east coast and volunteered to deploy and assist with the recovery effort.
  • July

    Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System during 2011 flood fight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) – When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.
  • February

    Nashville District participates in 2012 ShakeOut Exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2012) – The Nashville District participated in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut – 2012 today as its crisis management team conducted an exercise, initiated the organization’s emergency call roster, and discussed and reviewed earthquake emergency action plans.
  • Corps pledges its support for Davidson County Unified Flood Preparedness Program

    NASHVILLE, TN. (Feb. 15, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District pledged its support today to join an effort to develop a “Unified Flood Preparedness Program” during a joint press conference at the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.