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  • USACE and Thalle Construction Company hold partnership meeting in Paducah

    On January 31, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Thalle Construction Company met for their third full Kentucky Lock partnering session in Paducah, Kentucky. The purpose was to
  • Unlocking progress: Pittsburgh’s mega project takes shape with key contractors visiting Ohio River locking facility

    The Pittsburgh region is unlocking progress on the Ohio River by constructing a new navigation chamber to replace a smaller, aging lock that has been operating since 1936.
  • Army promotes Nashville District deputy commander to lieutenant colonel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2024) – The U.S. Army promoted Nashville District’s deputy commander, Maj. Todd A. Mainwaring, to the rank of lieutenant colonel Feb. 2, 2024, with Corps of Engineers officials, distinguished visitors, family, friends, and the district’s workforce present to celebrate a career milestone.
  • Corps holds Damen Silos Section 106 Public Meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilitated a meeting on Thursday February 1st, 2024 to gather public comments for consideration as they move through the Section 106 permitting process regarding the proposed demolition of structures at 2900 S. Damen Ave. often referred to as the Damen Silos.
  • NYS general permit now available: Expedited response after major storm events

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued the first State Programmatic General Permit (NYSPGP-1), which authorizes activities to facilitate the recovery and restoration of damaged properties, projects, aquatic resources, and infrastructure following major storm events. NYSPGP-1 ensures important environmental safeguards and encourages best management practices while agencies work to bring infrastructure back online and retore quality of life for communities quickly, and without unnecessary reviews. This permit will also help project sponsors and the public obtain any Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursements they may be eligible for following specific storm events that are declared federal disasters.
  • Headwaters Highlights: Contract specialist jobs rise in demand throughout government agencies

    No other career in government has more job opportunities than contracting offices right now.
  • Regional Business Director Phil Johnson inducted to Senior Executive Service

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, inducted Regional Business Director Phil Johnson to the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony Jan. 30 at division headquarters in Cincinnati. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th chief of engineers and USACE commanding general, presided over the ceremony and recognized Johnson on this achievement.
  • Nashville District begins extensive recovery in wake of Old Hickory tornado

    In the wake of a tornado last month that skirted Old Hickory Dam, an extensive recovery is underway to restore communications and rebuild after the twister destroyed key facilities with its 125 mph winds.
  • 2024 Black Rock Lock Operations Schedule Announced

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is announcing the Black Rock Lock operations schedule for the 2024 navigation season. The Black Rock Lock is one of three lock systems operated and maintained by USACE on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes and allows boats to bypass the rapids and fast currents of the Niagara River at the outlet of Lake Erie. More than 2,300 vessels and 94,000 metric tons of commerce passed through the lock in fiscal year 2023.
  • USACE recognizes innovative Kentucky Lock operator

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Senior Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic Brad Marshall, of Kentucky Lock, was recently recognized with the 2023 USACE Innovation of the Year
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