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Aberdeen Proving Ground

The Aberdeen Proving Ground, also known as APG, is an Army post located on 72,500 acres in Harford County, Maryland. The installation touches the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Susquehanna and Gunpowder rivers. Created and opened in 1917, APG is the Army's oldest active proving ground. It is composed of two major areas the nothern Aberdeen area and southern Edgewood Area that were combined in 1971. The Edgewood area was previously known as the Edgewood Aresenal. APG was originally used as a center to test military equipment, and the installation's location was chosen due to its closeness to industrial areas. Training for ordnance, or military artillery, started in 1918. Because of that train... Show more »
The Aberdeen Proving Ground, also known as APG, is an Army post located on 72,500 acres in Harford County, Maryland. The installation touches the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Susquehanna and Gunpowder rivers. Created and opened in 1917, APG is the Army's oldest active proving ground. It is composed of two major areas the nothern Aberdeen area and southern Edgewood Area that were combined in 1971. The Edgewood area was previously known as the Edgewood Aresenal. APG was originally used as a center to test military equipment, and the installation's location was chosen due to its closeness to industrial areas. Training for ordnance, or military artillery, started in 1918. Because of that training and research, APG is known as the "Home of Ordnance." Its current role in the federal workplace is as an Army research, training and testing location. All tanks and wheeled vehicles from the past 50 years have been tested at APG, and chemical warfare research is performed at the proving ground. The proving ground employs more than 7,500 civilians and 5,000 military personnel. It is Harford County's largest employer and also one of the state's largest employers. APG is also home to the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, with an outdoor exhibit featuring equipment and vehicles from different 20th century military conflicts. « Show less

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  • Edgewood man accused of stealing from sleeping truck drivers at Maryland House, Jessup travel plaza

    An Edgewood man with dozens of prior arrests and convictions is accused of stealing wallets from truck drivers at two local travel plazas over the past two months, Maryland State Police reported. Lloyd Alvin Harris, 53, in the 1900 block of Steven Drive,...
  • Aberdeen unveils 'one of the finest' 9/11 memorials Saturday

    Aberdeen unveils 'one of the finest' 9/11 memorials Saturday
    A memorial to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks was unveiled Saturday by Aberdeen city leaders who were joined by first responders from the city and Harford County emergency officials, as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground military...
  • Harford's Farm Visitation Day educates as the ag world evolves

    Harford's Farm Visitation Day educates as the ag world evolves
    As Harford County farms diversify and their owners try to figure out their future, the county's ag community hopes events like Sunday's annual Farm Visitation Day can keep people interested in the wide world of agriculture. "This is what we do every day...
  • As Ramadan begins, Harford's Muslim community again invites all to share a meal

    As Ramadan begins, Harford's Muslim community again invites all to share a meal
    Harford County's Muslim community is observing the month of Ramadan, which begins at sundown Saturday, and is reaching out to residents of all faiths with a community-wide dinner that will be held next month. Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic...
  • Tethered blimps are needed [Letter]

    Tethered blimps are needed [Letter]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article concerning the U.S. military's experiment of employing tethered blimps to help with "homeland security" was replete with interesting information ("Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps," June...
  • Havre de Grace opera house has intriguing past, hopeful future

    Havre de Grace opera house has intriguing past, hopeful future
    They say it ain't over until the fat lady sings, and the colorful life of the Havre de Grace Opera House is clearly far from over. The building on North Union Avenue, discreetly tucked next to what is now a Susquehanna Hose Company station, has been a...
  • Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag

    Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag
    Over the last six years, enrollment in Advance Placement testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated into more students passing the exams. Students who pass Advanced Placement exams are...
  • Firefighters battle house fires near Bel Air, Aberdeen

    Firefighters battle house fires near Bel Air, Aberdeen
    Harford County firefighters were kept busy late Wednesday night and into early Thursday, as multiple companies responded to two dwelling fires, one near Bel Air and the other in Aberdeen, that were the result of lightning strikes. The reports came in not...
  • Westervelt leads Harford runners in race older than her [Running]

    Westervelt leads Harford runners in race older than her [Running]
    The Baltimore Women's Classic 5K turned 39 years old Sunday, still running strong with a field of 2,890 finishers. It is the second oldest continuously run women's race in the U.S. Sarah Westervelt, who is four years younger than the race, led Harford...
  • 2014 Independence Day celebrations in Harford

    2014 Independence Day celebrations in Harford
    Independence Day may be two weeks away, but in half that time the first Harford County celebrations of the season will be in full swing. As has been the community tradition for decades, Darlington will begin local celebrations the weekend prior to the...
  • Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps

    Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps
    The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles. It's what else they might be able to see from up there that worries privacy advocates. The Army says the aerostats &#...
  • Inert military munitions found in Havre de Grace Friday

    Inert military munitions found in Havre de Grace Friday
    Pieces of military munitions were found at a VFW post in Havre de Grace Friday, Havre de Grace city police said, prompting a call for an ordnance disposal team from nearby Aberdeen Proving Ground. A member of the VFW post, in the 300 block of North Lodge...