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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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  • Wedded: Ashley Boarman and Doug Jagoda

    Wedded: Ashley Boarman and Doug Jagoda
    Date: June 6 Her story: Ashley Boarman, 27, grew up in Olney. She is a senior account executive at MGH Inc., an advertising firm based in Owings Mills. Her parents, Jeff and Alice Boarman, live in Olney. His story: Doug Jagoda, 28, was born in New...
  • Donations to the Aberdeen Room continue

    Historic items continue to be found by thoughtful visitors to the Aberdeen Room archives and museum. Volunteers themselves find very valuable ones for display and records for the archival files. Barbara Baker found an Aberdeen High School album made by...
  • 'I think I smoked too much pot,' Darlington man tells police; honey and money stolen in Jarrettsville [Harford police blotter]

    'I think I smoked too much pot,' Darlington man tells police; honey and money stolen in Jarrettsville [Harford police blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Thomas Behrens, 61, of the 100 block of Carol Avenue, was arrested Thursday on bench warrants in cases in which he was charged with trespassing. He was charged Saturday...
  • Missing Md. guard airman found dead

    Missing Md. guard airman found dead
    A member of the Maryland Air National Guard who had been missing since Monday has been found dead near the Gunpowder River, officials said. The body of Tech. Sgt. John B. Jones, who had been deployed twice to Afghanistan, was found Wednesday afternoon by...
  • New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work

    New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work
    The new regional organization that will foster the hoped-for growth of private sector additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in Harford and Cecil counties has hired an executive director with considerable background in using the technology....
  • Exelon breaks ground on two new generating units at Perryman Station

    Exelon breaks ground on two new generating units at Perryman Station
    Exelon Generation officials broke ground Monday for two new power generating units at its Perryman Station in southeastern Harford County, calling the project an expanded focus on natural gas and clean energy. The two 60-megawatt units, which will run on...
  • Residential development in Harford will never be what it once was [Editorial]

    Residential development in Harford will never be what it once was [Editorial]
    The late Louis L. Goldstein, longtime comptroller of Maryland, was often heard to advise people to invest in land, as he put it, "because the Good Lord isn't making any more of it." The observation is one that is relevant to the state of the home-...
  • Important articles found in old newspaper files

    In the files of "Harford Democrat and Aberdeen Enterprise" newspapers at the Aberdeen Room Museum, we found important articles concerning changes in the lives of many of our local citizens over the years. Back in 1968, the headline "Residents of Local...
  • Changes in the works for Harford's trash collection system

    Changes in the works for Harford's trash collection system
    Harford County public works officials say the cost of providing waste disposal and recycling services is projected to increase 24 percent during the next 10 years, and they are considering potential changes in how the current system operates, possibly...
  • Children evacuated safely as fire damages home in Joppa Thursday

    Children evacuated safely as fire damages home in Joppa Thursday
    Three building fires were reported Wednesday and Thursday in Harford County, the most recent in a home in Joppa where seven children were safely evacuated, fire officials said. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company firefighters...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • 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...