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  • March

    Nashville District celebrates career of its top civilian leader

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2017) – The Nashville District celebrated the illustrious career of its top civilian leader today during a retirement ceremony at the Estes Kefauver Federal Building in Nashville, Tenn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • December

    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.
  • Corps, cities of Bristol celebrate completion of flood risk reduction project

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined the cities of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee along with the Tennessee Valley Authority to celebrate the completion of the Beaver Creek Flood Reduction Project during a ceremony today at Jerry Good pasture Plaza in Bristol, Tenn.
  • August

    Groundbreaking kicks off Oak Ridge construction support building

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2016) – Distinguished officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 25 at the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex’ New Hope Center for the new Construction Support Building.
  • Johnson-Turner gets general overview of Nashville District real estate

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers director of Real Estate visited with Nashville District area lakes, recreation areas and a marina concession Aug. 18-19 to learn about the district’s missions and to interact with managers and real estate specialists.
  • 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.
  • July

    Local teachers develop STEM curriculum through Corps externships

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in partnership with local educators. Three Stratford STEM Magnet High School teachers recently participated in an externship at the Nashville District Headquarters and at Old Hickory Dam that will help them develop project-based curriculum and facilitate applied learning.
  • Maintenance team repairs dewatered Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 20, 2016) – Chickamauga Lock is empty and closed to navigation while maintenance crews inspect and make repairs to the miter gates, valves, bushings and other components normally submerged under more than 11 million gallons of water.
  • June

    Prospect course instrumental in developing professional skills

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) – Corps of Engineers employees from across the nation honed their professional skills at an instrumentation prospect course at J. Percy Priest Dam June 14-16, 2016.
  • Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award recipients honored

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 15, 2016) – Two retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employees Award today from the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during Engineering Day Picnic festivities at Smiley Hollow June 10, 2016.
  • Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.