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  • 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.
  • Students install wood duck boxes at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Students at Montgomery Center High School’s Agriculture Academy installed wood duck boxes at Cheatham Lake today, a National Public Lands Day activity.
  • Tennessee Crossroads to feature Dale Hollow Dam’s story

    CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2017) – Where do you go when you want to learn about the unique and exiting places in Tennessee? Well the Tennessee Crossroads television program of course! And where does the Tennessee Crossroads staff go to learn about sustainable power and endless recreational opportunities? No place other than here at Dale Hollow Dam and Lake!
  • Phillips named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Jason Phillips, a project engineer assigned to the Eastern Tennessee Resident Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s employee of the month for July 2017.
  • Nashville District recognized for employee viewpoints in 2016 survey

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Nashville District personnel who responded to the 2016 Federal Employee Survey found out today that their high marks for job and organizational satisfaction resulted in a “Best Place to Work in USACE Award” from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.
  • August

    Thousands Flock to area Corps Lakes for once in a Lifetime Eclipse

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of people from across the United States gathered for “Eclipse Mania 2017” on Aug. 21, to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mid-state area lakes and rivers. Visitors from around the country viewed the eclipse at campgrounds, day use areas, along lake shorelines and watched from boats.
  • 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.
  • Stream restoration underway with Roaring River Dam removal

    JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2017) – The removal of Roaring River Dam is underway, a multi-organizational stream restoration effort that will reconnect aquatic species and make recreation safer near the low head dam that is at risk of failing and no longer needed as a fish barrier.
  • 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.
  • Safety officer’s son makes inspiring comeback on ESPN

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2017) – A pulmonary condition permanently sidelined Jalan Sowell from the gridiron last season, but his comeback narrative of “never giving up” on ESPN’s “Make A Wish” series kick starts a new dream of inspiring others and one day coaching football.
  • Nashville District encourages public to view total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3 p.m. Central Time Aug. 21, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Lease signed for new marina at Lake Cumberland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a lease signing ceremony today for the Marina at Rowena, a new commercial concession marina with related facilities and services at Rowena Landing South on Lake Cumberland in Russell and Clinton Counties, just north of Albany, Ky.
  • June

    Crew installs 249-ton hydropower rotor at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (June 19, 2017) – A work crew installed a 249-ton hydropower rotor today at Center Hill Dam, culminating weeks of safety preparations to lift and maneuver the heavy load into position to generate hydroelectricity.
  • STEM students fascinated with Cheatham Lock and Dam

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 15, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camp students today for an overview of Corps careers and tour of the Cheatham Lock and Dam today.
  • Kids catch plenty of fun corralling trout at fishing rodeo

    CELINA, Tenn. (June 10, 2017) – Kids caught plenty of fun today while corralling 2,000 nine-inch rainbow trout and 10 large display rainbow and brook trout released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery during the 20th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.
  • May

    STEM students learn about engineering on dam tour

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • April

    Hydropower experts generate information exchange in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) – More than 100 hydropower experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, Southeastern Power Administration, and private power supply companies benefited from an exchange of information during the 40th Annual Joint Hydropower Conference April 19-20 at the Inn at Opryland.
  • Parents ‘show and tell’ on ‘Take Your Kids to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2017) – Excited youngsters eagerly donned life jackets today for the chance to learn about navigation and water safety on board several Corps of Engineers boats docked on the Cumberland River at Music City’s Riverfront. Throughout the day they participated in lots of fun activities, learned about Nashville District operations and missions, and their parents did a lot of “show and tell” on “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”