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  • June

    Retiree Bob Sneed receives Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 8 2018) – The retired water manager best known for overseeing water releases during the May 2010 flood of the Cumberland River received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today during the Engineer Day Picnic at Smiley Hollow.
  • February

    Oak Ridge project team earns Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2017) – A team of employees received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of efforts that ensured a construction project for the U.S. Department of Energy finished on time and $5 million under budget.
  • 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.
  • September

    Nashville District names Brunt Employee of the Month for August 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Matt Brunt, cartographic technician in the Real Estate Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s employee of the month for August 2017.
  • August

    Bogema named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2017) – David Bogema, a civil engineer assigned to the Water Management section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s employee of the month for June 2017.
  • July

    Coffey becomes new deputy district engineer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2017) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently announced that Patty Coffey, acting deputy district engineer, will permanently fill the position, the highest civilian leader in the organization.
  • Bingham named Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) – Grant Bingham, an electrician at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cordell Hull Power Plant in Celina, Tenn., is the employee of the month for May 2017.
  • Jones becomes 65th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2017) – Lt. Col. Cullen A. Jones took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 65th commander of the famed “Twin Rivers” district in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • August

    Barkley Dam brought hope to region 50 years ago

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2016) – Barkley Dam, a symbol of progress in western Kentucky, turned 50 today with fanfare, remembrances and special tributes during a commemoration ceremony at the Badgett Playhouse Theater and reception at the community center.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District names Davis Employee of the Month for June 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug 9, 2016) – Matthew Davis, a Geospatial Information Systems specialist, assigned to Engineering Construction Division's Hydraulics and Hydrology Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for June 2016.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic duo receives Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2016) – A dynamic duo received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of work that streamlined and standardized the process for preparing and obtaining approval of interagency agreements.
  • March

    Forum highlights women-owned small businesses

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2016) – More than 350 business owners and managers visited Music City today to get more in tune with federal, state and local procurement systems during the 5th Annual Small Business Training Forum at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus.
  • February

    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

    Murphy installed as SAME Nashville Post president

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2015) – The Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers installed the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as its new president today during an installation ceremony in the Tennessee Engineering Center at the Adventure Science Center.
  • August

    Nashville District names Graham employee of the month for June 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2015) – Jim Graham, electrical engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division Civil Design Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for June 2015.
  • Wilson reaches 40-year milestone onboard Motor Vessel Mississippi

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission, several Corps of Engineers generals, and local stakeholders paused a meeting onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi Aug. 11 for the presentation of a length of service award to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy for Programs and Project Management.
  • May

    Ceremony marks completion of Center Hill Dam barrier wall

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (May 18, 2015) – Officials celebrated the completion of a barrier wall in the main dam embankment of Center Hill Dam during a ceremony today at the work platform on top of the dam. The $115 million foundation barrier wall is a key component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Center Hill Dam Safety Remediation Project.