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Tennessee National Guard Soldiers conduct security assistance exercise at Old Hickory Dam

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersHendersonville, TN – 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.

As part of one of the largest statewide disaster preparedness exercises in Tennessee state history, the military presence at the hydroelectric power generating plant on the Cumberland River served to bring together state and federal officials to support an exercise scenario where access to the facility was compromised.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey H. Holmes, deputy adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, receives an update from 1st Lt. Sabrina Rumpf, officer in charge of securing the facility and platoon leader with the 269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, during a security assistance exercise to protect the Old Hickory Dam Powerhouse and Switchyard in Hendersonville, Tenn., June 20, 2016. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey H. Holmes, deputy adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, receives an update from 1st Lt. Sabrina Rumpf, officer in charge of securing the facility and platoon leader with the 269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, during a security assistance exercise to protect the Old Hickory Dam Powerhouse and Switchyard in Hendersonville, Tenn., June 20, 2016. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – 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.

America’s PrepareAthon is a national campaign led by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency with Department of Defense participation and planning efforts.

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

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Clarksville Riverside Drive Riverbank Stabilization Project completed ahead of schedule

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersClarksville, TN – 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 during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, Nashville District commander, Corps employees, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian, city officials, and representatives from the project contractor, Choctaw Transportation, Inc., from Dyersburg, Tennessee, gathered to commemorate the project, which work crews completed three months early.

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 during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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 during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River basins in January.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, said when others justifiably stayed home, there were a few in the district that made it their mission to keep working despite the winter weather and hazardous conditions that existed January 22nd-24th.

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. Employees worked extra shifts, slept at projects, and braved the elements in some cases to keep producing hydroelectricity and commerce moving along the waterways in the Cumberland River and Tennessee River Basins. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

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