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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 hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says

    Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says
    The president of Harford County's Army Alliance told community leaders Monday federal budget cuts and the uncertainty of any future BRAC process raise plenty of questions about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground. "The defense budget is really critical...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground appreciation needs to be more pronounced come 2017 [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground appreciation needs to be more pronounced come 2017 [Editorial]
    Across the United States, if the average person on the street has heard of any place in Harford County, it's Aberdeen Proving Ground. It's an installation with a rather high profile history, and an awful lot of enlisted personnel passed through its...
  • Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High presents annual Gallery Walk May 20

    The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School is presenting its seventh annual Gallery Walk of senior capstone projects on Tuesday, May 20. The Gallery Walk presentation features a poster display of unique scientific research projects...
  • Army says tests show minimal effects from May 2 sewage in Edgewood

    Army says tests show minimal effects from May 2 sewage in Edgewood
    The Army says a 1.8 million gallon overflow of partially treated sewage from a wastewater treatment plant serving Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area earlier this month had minimal effect on the environment. "In a report received [May 8] at APG's...
  • Influence of the 'tin can' still remains in Aberdeen

    Influence of the 'tin can' still remains in Aberdeen
    The Aberdeen Room Museum, at 18 Howard St., is devoting its exterior window to Aberdeen's canning industry. The industry, no longer the important one it once was, still has its influence on the community. Aberdeen, on the major route from north to south...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • Missile-defense blimps to sail above Harford, but not for spy purposes, officials say

    Missile-defense blimps to sail above Harford, but not for spy purposes, officials say
    Two giant missile-tracking blimps, part of an airborne-attack defense exercise, will soon be perched high above parts of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford and Baltimore counties, as Army officials have been going to lengths reassure residents that they...
  • Locals are best in two Baltimore area races last weekend

    Nick Pasko of Bel Air and Patrick Hairfield of Abingdon finished one-two in the 20-24 age group Saturday in a round-trip between the Baltimore Zoo and Lake Montebello. The two were among 4,059 runners who raced in the annual Baltimore 10 Miler. Pasko,...
  • 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 &#...
  • 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...