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Army 'tops off' new Aberdeen headquarters for unit dealing with WMD threats

Army 'tops off' new Aberdeen headquarters for unit dealing with WMD threats

Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, commander of the 20th CBRNE Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, will step down as commander later this year, long before his unit moves into its new $73 million headquarters.

But King ensured he will remain part of the facility Wednesday, as he placed his signature on the final piece of structural steel to be installed.

"This is an important day, and a day that we will remember in history, for this command particularly," King said during a "topping of the steel ceremony" in front of Building 5016, one of two buildings the command will occupy starting in early 2019.

King, who came to APG in 2015, was among the first...

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