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  • June

    Nashville District park rangers focus on Water Safety Training to help save lives

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers attended a water safety refresher class for new, summer hire and permanent rangers from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the Cordell Hull resource manager’s office.
  • 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

    Officials celebrate completion of Hatchery Creek

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Officials celebrated the completion of the Hatchery Creek Restoration Project below Wolf Creek Dam during a dedication ceremony today, culminating a 21-month stream and wetland mitigation project that triples the length of the stream and prevents sedimentation pollution from making its way into the Cumberland River.
  • 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.
  • Stello named Nashville District February 2016 employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2016) – Steve Stello, civil hydraulic engineer in the water resources section of the hydraulics and hydrology branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for February 2016.
  • 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.
  • Corps evaluates STEM competition at Tennessee State University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2016) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District judged a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo today and staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub on the Tennessee State University campus at the Gentry Center.
  • 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.
  • Cheatham park rangers awarded for ‘water safety’ efforts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Cheatham Lake received the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division 2015 Water Safety Award during a ceremony March 1, 2016.
  • Bevis named Nashville District January 2016 employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March. 4, 2015) – Ginia Bevis, administrative support assistant at the Tennessee River Area Office at Wilson Lock in Florence, Ala., is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for January 2016.
  • Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 3, 2016) — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns.”
  • February

    Customer service at lakes improving with ‘Shoreline SharePoint’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Customer service for landowners at Corps of Engineers lakes is being improved thanks to the ingenuity of several employees who recently developed an online program called Shoreline SharePoint, an online resource to electronically file permit applications.
  • Country Music duo LoCash promotes water safety with ‘I Love This Life Jacket’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Country Music Recording Group “LoCash” participated in a water safety public service announcement urging fans to be safe when recreating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways with the “I Love This Life Jacket” message, a spinoff from the title of their smash hit “I Love This Life.”
  • 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.