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  • November

    Nashville District reaches women-owned small business milestone

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District exceeded its goal of two percent of all contractible actions for women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2013.
  • Davis named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Donna Davis, a program analyst for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Management Support Branch, Operations Division is the district employee of the month for September 2013.
  • October

    Columbus’ replica ships Nina, Pinta transit aging Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Out of the darkness on Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 2013, what appeared to be two 500-plus year-old vessels quietly and slowly approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Chickamauga Lock.
  • Cordell Hull employees receive Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Employees at Cordell Hull Lake received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today at the visitor’s center for their efforts to restore customer services earlier this year following a power outage.
  • September

    Nashville District retirees share pride in service to region, Corps, nation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2013) -- As the Oct. 16 date for the Nashville District Fall Retiree Luncheon approaches, a recent effort to assist a former employee serves as a reminder of the pride in service shared among U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retirees.
  • Tennessee kicks off ‘Silver Jackets’ with local, state, federal partners

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Local, state and federal partners kicked off Silver Jackets today at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Headquarters. Tennessee officially becomes the 40th state to join the program that provides a formal, consistent and unified approach to planning and implementing measures to reduce the risks associated with flooding and other natural hazards.
  • Corps members guide young students interested in STEM pathway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2013) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District participated in Hands-On Science and Engineering Day at Stratford STEM Magnet High School today to guide young students with budding interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Partnerships result in successful National Public Lands Day event at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept 7, 2013) – In observance of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, the J. Percy Priest Lake team partnered with the Nashville Clean Water Project and a diverse group of willing volunteers to tidy up several areas around the lake.
  • Corps creates new fish habitats at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2013) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Old Hickory Lake and members of the Student Conservation Association made a splash Aug. 27 when they installed the remaining fish attractors made possible by Old Hickory Lake’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
  • August

    Nashville District works with partners on engineering solutions at Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is collaborating with industry, West Virginia University, Engineering Research and Development Center and Tennessee Valley Authority to find a better solution to unacceptable deterioration around Chickamauga Lock’s discharge ports that cannot be dewatered.
  • Nashville District celebrates its 125th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the Nation that began when the district was created Aug. 18, 1888 under the command of Lt. Col. John W. Barlow.
  • July

    Rader named District Employee of the Month for May 2013

    Sharon Rader, legal assistant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Office of Counsel, is the District Employee of the Month for May 2013.
  • June

    Nashville teachers graduate STEM curriculum with Corps externships

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) – Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to create class curriculum that will challenge students and encourage them to investigate, explore, experiment, problem solve, create and invent.
  • USACE employee takes command of Tennessee Army National Guard Battalion

    LAVINIA, Tenn. – Lt. Col. J. Kaye Steed, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Civil Engineering technician in the Navigation Branch relieved Lt. Col. Barry L. Collins in a change of command ceremony as the commander of the Tennessee U.S. Army National Guard 168th Military Police Battalion on June 14, 2013 at the a Tennessee National Guard’s Volunteer Training Site-Milan, in Lavinia,Tenn.
  • Corps personnel help junior gardeners grow

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 7, 2013) – Several Corps employees shared their expertise today with kids participating in the 2013 Williamson County Junior Gardener Camp at the Agricultural Exposition Park.
  • May

    Students get ‘hands on’ environmental lessons at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – About 150 sixth-grade students from Hawkins Middle School received “hands-on” environmental lessons today on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake.
  • Sign marks flood awareness initiative on third anniversary of May 2010 flood

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined Nashville officials and representatives from other federal agencies today at England Park to draw attention to flood risk and awareness on the third anniversary of the May 2010 flood.
  • April

    Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.
  • Congressional staff members visit deteriorating Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Nine Congressional staff members from the Tennessee Valley visited the Chickamauga Lock Construction project today to receive a briefing and tour as part of their TVA-sponsored orientation to Tennessee River operations.
  • March

    Corps celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2013) – During a Women’s History Month event today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters, employees in attendance learned more about the district’s partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Hub and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.