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  • June

    Nashville District names Leslie employee of the month for May 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June. 29, 2015) – Melanie Leslie, geologist in the Civil Design Branch and Engineering Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for May 2015.
  • May

    Nashville District highlights its notable projects leading into National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 29, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has two notable engineering projects to its credit in recent years to stop seepage through the embankments of Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Ky., and Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tenn. In conjunction with National Dam Safety Awareness Day May 31, 2015, the district is highlighting the major effort it took to construct concrete barrier walls deep into the foundations of these dams.
  • 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.
  • Officer lauded for major contributions at Oak Ridge site preparation project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2015) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lauded the project officer who managed the team that recently completed a site readiness construction project at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and coordinated with federal partners at the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Corps invites public to hike rediscovered segment of Trail of Tears

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – The forced removal of Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River in 1838 to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma is described by the Cherokee Nation today as the “trail where they cried.” A rediscovered segment of the Trail of Tears near the East Fork Recreation Area is providing new insight into what they experienced during the journey across Tennessee.
  • Play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes. Wearing one is simply the best chance of surviving an accident when playing in the water.
  • April

    Life Jacket is your best ‘security blanket’ when boating

    “Did you know most car accidents occur within five miles of your home? That's why I moved!” Comedian Jay Leno used this joke in one of his opening monologues several years ago. Since then, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. The trouble is accidents are no laughing matter and they usually happen when you least expect it.
  • McCormack named Nashville District February 2015 Employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 20, 2015 – Valerie McCormack, archeologist, Project Planning Branch, Environmental Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2015.
  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.
  • March

    Corps completes its Oak Ridge site preparation work

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (March 13, 2015) – Officials dedicated the completion of the site readiness construction project at the New Hope Center today, which is the first major milestone toward building a new Uranium Processing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex.
  • Caldwell named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A mail clerk at the district office, in a position for only one month, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2015.
  • February

    Prep student shadows Nashville District engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2015) – 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.
  • Division leadership program emphasizes ‘thinking regionally’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) – “Thinking regionally” and understanding organizational structures, missions and leadership perspectives is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Regional Leadership Development Program sent its participants to the Nashville District in Music City this week.
  • Gillespie named December 2014 employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2014) – Jennifer Gillespie, a realty assistant, Management and Disposal Branch, Real Estate Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2014.
  • January

    Music City workshop tunes up tribal consultations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2015) – State and federal agency representatives met in Music City this week to tune up and improve how they consult with tribal nations in a workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Project manager garners Buckeye notoriety in ‘Drive to the Championship’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2015) – A project manager recently garnered Buckeye notoriety when several reporters from ABC Channel 6 from Columbus, Ohio featured the Ohio State University football fanatic in their “Drive to the Championship” report.
  • Boaters can navigate to Corps of Engineers booth for lake info

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Boating enthusiasts attending the 29th annual Nashville Boat & Sportshow at 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.
  • Granstaff named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Matthew Granstaff, biologist in the Project Planning Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2014.
  • November

    Fort Campbell soldier embraces future with Nashville District

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 24, 2014) – A Fort Campbell soldier and electronics technician who sustained multiple injuries during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan is making the most of an internship and job opportunity with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Water managers test water quality during Hydropower operation

    HERMITAGE, Tenn., -- Water quality experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers checked water quality conditions in spillway and hydropower release from J. Percy Priest Dam Nov. 10, 2014.