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  • August

    Fiber optic installation sheds light on valuable partnership

    An ongoing project to install fiber optic cable to increase bandwidth and data transmission speeds is shedding light on how two federal agencies are partnering to reduce costs and improve communications.
  • June

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August

    Heavy concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock not taken lightly

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District successfully placed the first 1.3 million pound concrete shell on the riverbed Aug. 6 that will be part of the downstream cofferdam and the permanent lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
  • May

    Coast Guard admiral tours Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 4, 2018) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s incoming assistant commandant toured Chickamauga Lock today to see where physical expansion of concrete causes structural deficiencies, and observe how ongoing excavation of the riverbed is making way for construction of a new navigation lock to improve access to the upper reaches of the Tennessee River Basin.
  • January

    Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
  • December

    Kremer builds strong understanding of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2017) – The acting commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division received briefings and updates at Nashville District construction sites this week to build a strong understanding of the projects.
  • 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.
  • Hendricks Creek Marina achieves ‘Clean Marina’ status

    BURKESVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2017) – Hendricks Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • 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.
  • March

    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.
  • 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.
  • January

    Gen. Toy visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2017) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project in Chattanooga, Tenn., today. He also toured the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to see the new Construction Support Building project.
  • October

    Silver Jackets team tours the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant

    RACOON MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2016) – State and Federal agency representatives that make up the Tennessee Silver Jacket program toured the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 19.
  • August

    Congressman gets close look at dewatered Chickamauga Lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2016) – The congressman serving Tennessee District 3 who serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and the Energy and Water Subcommittee donned a pair of rubber boots Aug. 3 to get a close look at the dewatered Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • July

    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

    Corps of Engineers, SEPA, TVA, and TVPPA sign memorandum of agreement

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 28, 2016) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District joined forces with the Southeastern Power Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc., and their preference customers on June 27, at a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Chattanooga, Tenn.