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  • August

    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.
  • Resident engineer’s legacy lives on at Kentucky Lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2016) – The resident engineer for one of the Nashville District’s largest and longest projects, the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, passed away unexpectedly July 27 from natural causes, a shocking loss to the Corps of Engineers, the district, the resident and project office teams, and many, many friends, family, colleagues, and contractors who knew and served with him.
  • Nashville District names Davis Employee of the Month for June 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug 9, 2016) – Matthew Davis, a Geospatial Information Systems specialist, assigned to Engineering Construction Division's Hydraulics and Hydrology Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for June 2016.
  • 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.
  • Corps unveils policy for operation of unmanned aerial systems at Nashville District projects

    Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has a new policy that governs the operation and use of recreational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at all Nashville District lakes within the Cumberland River Basin.
  • July

    Martins Fork park ranger finds merit in leading Boy Scouts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2016) – A park ranger at Martins Fork Lake recently spent a week camping, leading, mentoring and educating Boy Scouts in the great outdoors at Kia Kima Scout Reservation, which is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains at Hardy, Ark.
  • Boating + life jackets = free entry on 'Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day'

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District offered free entry into participating day use areas Saturday at Center Hill Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and J. Percy Priest Lake during “Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day."
  • 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.
  • Breazeale named District Employee of the Month for May 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 17, 2016.) – Bobby Breazeale, a Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic stationed at Fort Loudon Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2016.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District team saves millions, receives value engineering award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2016) – A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received the 2015 Department of Defense Value Engineering Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon June 28, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Corps prepares future student engineers at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2016) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students involved in a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program on the campus of TSU June 20 through July 1.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District names Garcia employee of the month for April 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2016) – Jose Garcia, a specifications writer in Engineering Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s employee of the Month for April 2016.
  • National Guard conducts security assistance exercise at Old Hickory Dam

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – Tennessee National Guard soldiers set up road blocks and patrolled nearby the Old Hickory Dam Powerhouse this morning to protect the facility during a security assistance exercise in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Children ‘Get Outdoors’ with local agencies

    SOMERSET, Ky. (June 17, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Lake Cumberland held their annual Get Outdoors Day June 16, 2016, an opportunity for local kids to visit the lake and learn about nature and protecting the environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.