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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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  • Aberdeen parents vent frustrations with bullying

    Aberdeen parents vent frustrations with bullying
    Faith Billings broke into tears Tuesday evening as the former Aberdeen High School student described how dealing with bullying during her middle and high school years, led her to drop out of high school and quit the sport she loved, softball. "Walking...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
  • 50 years 12/25

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Dec. 26, 1963: Santa arrived in Edgewood Meadows at the model home riding on an Abingdon Fire Company truck. The developers of the subdivision, Ward and Bosely, were the hosts of the party for the...
  • Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies

    Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies
    The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record. The highlights include a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of...
  • February 2013: Three divers die in APG's Super Pond

    February 2013: Three divers die in APG's Super Pond
    Aberdeen Proving Ground officials identified George H. Lazzaro Jr., of Baltimore County, as the civilian diver who died during a routine dive at the installation's Underwater Demolition Testing Facility, known as the Super Pond, late on the afternoon of...
  • May 2013: Sports champions, a new superintendent, a 200th anniversary

    May 2013: Sports champions, a new superintendent, a 200th anniversary
    Thanks to an agreement between Harford and Baltimore counties, the Joppa area trash transfer station plan was abandoned by Harford officials. Solid waste from Harford County would be taken to Eastern Sanitary Landfill near White Marsh. The original...
  • October 2013: Federal shutdown, new judges picked, holdup suspect nabbed

    October 2013: Federal shutdown, new judges picked, holdup suspect nabbed
    Two new state traffic laws went into effect Oct. 1. The new laws make using a hand-held cell phone or electronic device while driving a primary traffic offense and also requires all occupants of a vehicle to wear a seat belt. Prior to Oct. 1, drivers...
  • November 2013: Harford remembers JFK, students visit White House

    November 2013: Harford remembers JFK, students visit White House
    Students from Magnolia Elementary School were invited to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama for a meal made with fresh produce from the White House garden. The five students were among 25 children from across the U.S. who visited the White House...
  • August 2013: A fatal police involved shooting, the passing of 'Tombstone'

    August 2013: A fatal police involved shooting, the passing of 'Tombstone'
    The Upper Chesapeake Health's Ambulatory Care Center in Bel Air was renamed the Klein Ambulatory Care Center. The name change was in honor of Harford County philanthropists Shirley and Ralph Klein. Harford County planning and zoning officials approved...
  • Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders

    Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders
    The next time you visit the HEAT Center in Aberdeen, you will probably notice the a brand new logo highlighting the name change of the campus' conference room and educational center. On Thursday afternoon, a crowd of business leaders, academics and local...
  • Recognizing Aberdeen's people of the past

    Newspaper files from years ago tell us so much about the people who served our community, and donations to the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum are often clippings saved over the years because they tell stories important to families. From April 1972,...
  • Sandy's wrath wasn't as bad as Irene for Harford County

    Sandy's wrath wasn't as bad as Irene for Harford County
    Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged parts of the northeast a year ago this week, did not have as dramatic an impact in Harford County as it did elsewhere, like the beaches of New Jersey, which are still recovering. While Harford wasn't hit as hard as...