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  • October

    Baltimore District, local first responders simulate rescue operations at East Sidney Lake Dam

    First responders and fire departments are always preparing to respond to worst-case scenarios. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, alongside area emergency responders did just that Oct. 13 during a training exercise simulating rescue operations in the event of a medical emergency at East Sidney Lake Dam.
  • June

    Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at fishing rodeo

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2018) – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment today during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.
  • March

  • January

    Critical Public Facility mission evolves as Puerto Rico recovery efforts continue

    In the days following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the mission to evaluate critical public facilities, but since then the mission has evolved from evaluation to construction.
  • Katrina survivor grows-up to support Maria recovery efforts

    Out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina many stories have been told of adversity and strength, but Jasmine Smith’s story has been 12-years in the making as she is now serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Puerto Rico as the Debris Mission manager.
  • September

    USACE South Florida Operations staff inspects Herbert Hoover Dike and Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District’s South Florida Operations staff has the monumental task or inspecting the Herbert Hoover Dike and reopening Okeechobee Waterway post Hurricane Irma, a task that is essential to recovery operations across Southern Florida.
  • Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky.
  • July

    Nashville District encourages public to view total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3 p.m. Central Time Aug. 21, 2017.
  • May

    STEM students learn about engineering on dam tour

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • District, Goshute Tribe and interagency partners work toward flood resiliency in Skull Valley

    If you want to build resistance to floods, you first need a team with a plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and interagency partners are building a floodplain management plan with the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe in Utah.
  • 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.
  • January

    Last round of Sandy-damaged breakwater repair projects come to an end

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed the last of nine structural repair projects related to damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Among the most recently completed projects were repairs to breakwaters located in Cleveland Harbor, Fairport Harbor, Lorain Harbor, and the Port Clinton East jetty.
  • December

    North Murfreesboro Greenway Project completes recreation improvements

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2016) – With ribbon cutting and fanfare, officials opened the North Murfreesboro Greenway today, delivering new hiking, jogging, cycling and horseback riding opportunities to the public.
  • November

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist shows value of fieldwork in higher education

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boasts a highly educated staff. In the Buffalo District alone, employees collectively have over 60 different types of certifications, more than 30 master’s degrees, and four doctorate degrees. Buffalo District biologist Kathleen Buckler recently obtained a Master of Science degree in Wetland Ecology from SUNY Brockport and is already using her education on the job.
  • October

    Former U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers now leading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes region

    COL Drew, LTC Czekanski, and LTC Sugrue each wear the unit patch of the 10th Mountain Division on the right arm of their uniform, signifying their time with the Division during tours of duty in combat. It is symbol of their commitment to protect our Nation in a time of war, a commitment they continue today serving with the Corps of Engineers during a time of peace.
  • 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.
  • May

    Corps helps Southern Ute Tribe develop wetland program

    Sacramento District regulatory staff in Colorado helped provide training to members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in early May, helping the tribe prepare their own wetland preservation program in Southwestern Colorado.
  • March

    The Workforce Awakens -- Millennials find their “Pathway” to success

    There is a tremor in the workforce. With a swell of retirement-eligible baby boomers leading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a new band of heroes face a stiff challenge to quickly transform into future leaders of our nation’s premier public engineering agency. A collection of young professionals born from 1981-1996, millennials hold a cosmic cloud of information at their fingertips and are finding a new “Pathway” to success, designed to make them the most well-trained decision makers the Corps has ever seen.
  • 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.
  • February

    Country Music duo LoCash promotes water safety with ‘I Love This Life Jacket’

    WASHINGTON (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.”
  • January

    Safety award – Col. Mike Farrell ‘Gets It’

    In recognition of his emphasis on workplace safety, Col. Mike Farrell, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been named among the CEOs who ‘Get It’ by the National Safety Council.
  • The Corps feasibility study – finding a balanced solution

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, right? That one-liner serves as a metaphor for how an incredibly complex task can be accomplished by stating a goal, gathering facts, initiating action and formulating an overall plan from a series of achievable objectives using available resources. That also describes how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a feasibility study for prospective projects, though we’d work hard to avoid harming an actual elephant.
  • CVIFMS -- A unified vision for water and ecosystem studies in California’s Central Valley

    Synergy between the Corps, the California Department of Water Resources and local government leaders is powering a unified vision to lower flood risk, restore ecosystems and aid water conservation in California’s Central Valley.
  • November

    D.C. Silver Jackets recognized as climate change leader by Cities100

    The District of Columbia Silver Jackets flood-fighting team has been selected to be highlighted in the global publication Cities100 that names 100 concrete city programs to address climate change that can be scaled and replicated across the world.
  • August

    2015 Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager of the Year named, led expansive post-Sandy coastal flood risk study

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army, chief of engineers, presented Dave Robbins with the 2015 Project Manager of the Year award at the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Awards Ceremony, held in Washington, D.C. in August. Robbins works within the Planning Division at the Corps’s Baltimore District. He is a geographer by trade and was the project manager for the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which was a massive, innovative interagency study that came to fruition as a result of Hurricane Sandy's devastating aftermath.