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  • September

    Commander guides leadership graduates toward team success

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Sixteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the first level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • August

    Corps employees learn to operate heavy equipment

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Operations Division personnel attended a three-day class learning how to operate and maneuver various types of heavy equipment at the Cordell Hull Resource Managers Office.
  • July

    Park rangers emphasize ‘water safety’ at Wilderness Day Camp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2019) – Park rangers at Dale Hollow Lake recently teamed up with partner agencies to emphasize the importance of water safety with youngsters attending the Seventh Annual Wilderness Day Camp along the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam in Celina, Tenn.
  • Leftwich named employee of the Month for May 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (JULY. 15, 2019) – Matt Leftwich, project facilities manager at Dale Hollow Lake, Operations Division in Celina, Tenn., is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2019.
  • June

    Avichal becomes 66th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) – Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal 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 66th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • Commentary: Nashville District hosts teacher externship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2019) – For the past decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been consistently stepping up its STEM initiatives in our area schools. From tours of our projects (to include locks and dams) to career fairs and student job shadows, we have provided excellent opportunities to publicly showcase what we do as it relates to STEM.
  • International team visits Tennessee for water development initiative

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – An international team from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam visited the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems last week at the invitation of the United States in support of water development in the Lower Mekong River Basin.
  • Agreement kicks off Gallatin flood risk reduction project

    GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) – A signing ceremony today at Triple Creek Park officially kicked off the design and implementation phase for a flood risk reduction project to help alleviate flooding in the city during periods of heavy rain.
  • Nashville District honors its newest distinguished civilians

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 7, 2019) – Three Nashville District retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today during the Engineer Day Picnic at Smiley Hollow, bringing the total of people recognized for distinguished careers to 99 since 1922.
  • May

    Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • Navarro named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – Luke Navarro, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Pathways student, at the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee March 2019.
  • April

    Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project builds on Joint Risk Register

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 26, 2019) – As Corps of Engineers officials and their contract partner prepare to place concrete for a new navigation lock at Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River, they are actively working together to reduce safety risk as well as construction risks that could affect contract costs and schedule, and identify opportunities for improvement as part of a headquarters pilot program called the “Joint Risk Register.”
  • District hosts ‘Bring Your Family to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2019) – Bringing kids to work is not just for kids anymore. Employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District just included spouses and parents in what is now being dubbed “Bring Your Family to Work Day.”
  • General recognizes security officer wounded in Iraq IED attack

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) – Ejected from his turret position in an F350 truck, laying on the ground critically injured in Iraq nearly 12 years ago, Billy Johnson remembers saying an “Our Father,” not fearing death. Today he stood full of life in front of family, friends and his priest, thankful for their love and support as he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Tennessee Valley Authority Central Labs near Chickamauga Lock.
  • First responders work through security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2019) – First responders worked through a security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam today to open communication channels and facilitate awareness of possible threats to infrastructure operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • March

    Events facilitate small business opportunities

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2019) – Business leaders converged on Music City today for the 9th Annual Small Business Industry Day at Tennessee State University and the Business Opportunities Open House, commonly referred to as the “BOOH” event.
  • January

    Center Hill Lake Rangers urge visitors to ‘Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet’

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Center Hill Lake Park Rangers urge the public to “Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet” when visiting the lake’s recreation areas, boat ramps, campgrounds and hiking trails access points.
  • Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • December

    Director shows interest in Nashville’s Sevenmile Creek project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2018) – The programs director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited Music City today to put eyes on the future site of a detention structure on Sevenmile Creek that will provide flood-risk-reduction benefits for the area.
  • Leadership Development Program Level II class graduates

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – 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.