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  • June

    Semonite visits high visibility construction projects, says it’s time to ‘finish strong’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2016) – In only his third week on the job the nation’s chief of engineers visited three high visibility construction projects today to meet employees and garner the very latest updates from project managers and team members.
  • May

    Hancock named Nashville District’s March employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – Jeff Hancock, park ranger and natural resource protection specialist with the Operations Division at Lake Barkley, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for March 2016.
  • Employee juggles adversity while gaining notoriety for charity

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2016) – A former U.S. Navy officer now serving as a government human relations employee is juggling with his own personal adversity while at the same time gaining a little notoriety in support of his favorite charity.
  • April

    Clarksville Riverside Drive Riverbank Stabilization Project completed ahead of schedule

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2016) – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the city of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project today during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.
  • Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project work restarts

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 25, 2016) – The Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project restarted today with official fanfare as a $3.1 million cofferdam stabilization project got underway.
  • Nashville District celebrates Earth Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated members of the public today about clean power, sustainability, water quality and environmental stewardship.
  • Dynamic duo receives Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2016) – A dynamic duo received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of work that streamlined and standardized the process for preparing and obtaining approval of interagency agreements.
  • March

    Jackson gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited a Nashville District project for the first time to interact with project managers and engineers.
  • Corps general discusses dam safety issues at Old Hickory Dam with Nashville leaders

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2016) – During a visit to Nashville and Old Hickory Dam today, Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, commanding general of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and regional Corps authority on Old Hickory Dam safety issues, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee 5th District congressman, and members of their staffs met to discuss safety concerns local leaders have regarding the operation of a quarry adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Old Hickory Dam.
  • Commentary: Dam safety at Old Hickory Dam is Corps' priority

    CINCINNATI - Dam Safety is a crucial mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in particular, the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division – the Division I currently Command. I have heard the concerns from the public about the proposed quarry on non-federal property adjacent to Old Hickory Dam. I want to assure everyone that my Corps dam safety professionals have thoroughly evaluated the quarry’s proposal to ensure that Old Hickory Dam will not be harmed. I am neither for, nor against the quarry – I am only for the safety of Old Hickory and the safety of the public affected by Old Hickory.
  • Forum highlights women-owned small businesses

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2016) – More than 350 business owners and managers visited Music City today to get more in tune with federal, state and local procurement systems during the 5th Annual Small Business Training Forum at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus.
  • February

    Dale Hollow Lake photo of ‘town that drowned’ goes viral on Facebook

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2016) – A photo with an aerial view of an old school house foundation visible on the bottom of Dale Hollow Lake is going viral on the lake’s Facebook page. It shows the only remaining remnant of the town of Willow Grove, known as the “town that drowned,” which can be seen through the pristine water when the lake elevation is low.
  • Corps employee takes to the slopes to assist adaptive skiers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Individuals with special needs from the southern 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 electrical equipment mechanic often spends a portion of the winter at an eastern Tennessee ski resort supporting the free ski clinic for dozens of adaptive skiers.
  • Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2016) – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins in January.
  • January

    Coleman named Nashville District December 2015 Employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Paula Coleman, value engineering officer in the Engineering and Construction Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for December 2015.
  • Corps employees go to new heights to protect each other

    CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently went to new heights to prevent accidents by completing fall and rescue protection training.
  • December

    Murphy installed as SAME Nashville Post president

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2015) – The Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers installed the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as its new president today during an installation ceremony in the Tennessee Engineering Center at the Adventure Science Center.
  • Nashville District class culminates Leadership Development Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2015) – A dozen personnel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the second level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • Rossignol named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 4, 2015) – Roy Rossignol, chief, Small Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2015.
  • Team prepares for the worst with emergency management training

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2015) – The Cumberland River Operations Center at OId Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn., recently served as a training ground for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Action Team.