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  • March

    Training simulation rescues dummy to save lives

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (March 30, 2017) – Maintenance workers, mechanics, electricians and safety personnel recently descended into confined spaces deep within Center Hill Dam to rescue a trapped dummy in a training simulation. The group set up a tripod rescue system, placed it over an opening in the power plant floor and used a horizontal lift technique to hoist the mock victim 30 feet to safety.
  • Retired water management chief garners engineering accolade

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2017) – The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers recently awarded its Government Engineer of the Year award to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s retired water management section chief.
  • Tennessee Silver Jackets team focuses on flood risk management

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2017) – Members of the Tennessee Silver Jackets team recently joined emergency managers nationwide in a collective effort to discuss water management challenges and work on identifying possible solutions at the 2017 Interagency Flood Risk Management Workshop in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Corps recreation facility managers prepare for another great recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees maintain some of the largest and most used recreational areas in the country close by in the Cumberland River Basin, not a simple task. Just like preparing a home, an apartment, or a recreational vehicle for the next season, the key to maintaining facilities at campgrounds is planning.
  • District geologists educate Mosul Dam engineers on GIS modeling

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed Mosul Dam Geographic Information Systems model, the GIS software, and the geology model of Mosul Dam.
  • Small businesses get treated at Nashville District’s ‘BOOH’ event

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2017) – Small businesses were treated to a unique event today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District dubbed “BOOH,” which is not a scary reference to Halloween but is a cute acronym for its first annual Business Opportunities Open House.
  • Speed dating forges small business relationships with federal agencies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2017) – Small business leaders did not expect to find cupid during the 6th Annual Small Business Industry Day at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center today, but they did seem to love one-on-one attention using the speed-dating concept to forge greater relationships with federal agencies and large businesses.
  • Get ready to recreate in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s 146 recreation areas, 25 developed campgrounds and primitive camping areas in Kentucky and Tennessee remain quiet, empty and closed, but that all changes this week.
  • Prep student shadows district personnel for a day of engineering

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – A local high school sophomore shadowed a number of very experienced engineers today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to learn more about the jobs and educational requirements of the career field.
  • Nashville District announces new firewood policy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • 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.
  • Real Estate team lauded for groundbreaking land exchange process

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2017) -- The “Center Hill Land Exchange Real Estate Delivery Team” recently received a team achievement award for its groundbreaking land exchange process from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • January

    Eagle watchers flock to Dale Hollow Lake for annual tour

    CELINA, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2017) – Eager sightseers boarded a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open barge today to explore for American Bald Eagles along the Dale Hollow Lake shoreline. They stared at the tree tops on the horizon for a glimpse of America’s symbol of freedom and learned about how these amazing birds made a comeback to the region in the 1980s.
  • Corps employee hits the slopes to assist adaptive skiers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Individuals with special needs from the south eastern region of the United States spend time on the mountainous ski slopes every winter thanks to the help of many volunteers. A U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District team member often spends a portion of the winter at an eastern Tennessee ski resort supporting the free ski clinic for dozens of adaptive skiers.
  • Gen. Toy visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2017) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project in Chattanooga, Tenn., today. He also toured the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to see the new Construction Support Building project.
  • Boaters navigate to Corps of Engineers booth at 2017 Nashville Boat show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Boating enthusiasts attending the 31st annual Progressive Nashville Boat & Sportshow at the Nashville Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
  • Bernard named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2017) – Tony Bernard, maintenance mechanic at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., is the employee of the month for November 2016.
  • December

    Neubert named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2016) – Lori Neubert, commander's secretary in the Executive Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2016.
  • North Murfreesboro Greenway Project completes recreation improvements

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2016) – With ribbon cutting and fanfare, officials opened the North Murfreesboro Greenway today, delivering new hiking, jogging, cycling and horseback riding opportunities to the public.
  • November

    Henninger named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Park Ranger Dina Henninger, an environmental protection specialist in the Operations Division at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for September 2016.