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  • June

    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.
  • General Toy story culminates in Nashville District with legacy of 'Taking Care of People'

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 4, 2019) – The commander of the U.S. Army Great Lakes and Rivers Division made his final visit to the Nashville District before relinquishing command next month. The general received project updates and took time to recognize employees for excellence in reinforcing a legacy of “Taking Care of People,” an important component of workforce readiness and ultimately mission accomplishment.
  • May

    Jackson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2019) – Aishia Jackson, contract specialist in the Contracting Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019.
  • Marine Transportation and Research Board of the National Academies tours Kentucky Lock

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., Tenn. (May 16, 2019) – Lt. Col. Cullen Jones, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander welcomed The Marine Board members from the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering for a tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Ky., to get a close overview of the construction.
  • 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.”
  • Concrete placement rolling along at Center Hill’s auxiliary saddle dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 18, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began placing “roller-compacted concrete” to build a reinforcing berm downstream of Center Hill’s auxiliary dam. This construction is the final major risk-reduction contract in the ongoing Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project.
  • 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

    Korthals named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) – Kate Korthals, engineering and computer aided drafting technician in the Soils and Dam Safety Branch in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019.
  • Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old Hickory Dam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in operation.
  • Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019.
  • 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.
  • Regional Leadership Development Program class visits Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn., (March. 5, 2019)— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Commander, Lt. Col Cullen Jones, welcomed 12 students from the 2019 Regional Leadership Development Program Tier III class from the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a recent visit to the district.
  • February

    Corps pilots environmental stewardship class at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently piloted a new class focusing on environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake that equipped 28 students with the basics for land and water management.
  • Wolf Creek Power Plant staff accomplishes rare uplifting repair action

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant staff recently accomplished an extremely rare uplifting repair action to fix one of the plant’s power units.
  • January

    Mackie named Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2019) – William Mackie, Engineering and Construction Division geologist, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2018.