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  • June

    Avichal becomes 66th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) – Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal 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 66th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • 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.
  • Agreement kicks off Gallatin flood risk reduction project

    GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) – A signing ceremony today at Triple Creek Park officially kicked off the design and implementation phase for a flood risk reduction project to help alleviate flooding in the city during periods of heavy rain.
  • Nashville District honors its newest distinguished civilians

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 7, 2019) – Three Nashville District retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today during the Engineer Day Picnic at Smiley Hollow, bringing the total of people recognized for distinguished careers to 99 since 1922.
  • 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.
  • December

    Leadership Development Program Level II class graduates

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – A dozen personnel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the second level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • November

    Power team recognized as Army safety guardians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The U.S. Army recognized team members from the Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant as Army safety guardians today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters.
  • Barnes named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NOV. 14, 2018) – Cade Barnes, maintenance worker at the Dale Hollow Dam Power House in Celina, Tenn., is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2018.
  • September

    Toy provides workforce readiness overview during Nashville District visit

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2018) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division gave a general overview of command philosophies and the Workforce Readiness Program during a visit this week to the Nashville District.
  • June

    Sexton named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2018) – Dana Sexton, planner and project manager, in the Planning Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee for the month April 2018.
  • 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.