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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 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...
  • Wallace beats Brewster in Harford gubernatorial primary [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 21, 1964: Gov. George Wallace won a majority vote in the Harford County over Sen. Daniel Brewster in the Democratic presidential primary held this week in 1964. Also Harford countian Joseph Tydings...
  • Mason-Dixon business group learns about Harford economy

    "We've seen some good things in the economy, but some negatives as well," Jim Richardson, executive director of the Harford County Office of Economic Development, said as he addressed about 25 representatives of Mason-Dixon Business Association at their...
  • Aberdeen resident still wants his chickens back

    An Aberdeen resident who was banned from keeping chickens in his backyard two years ago is continuing his drive to get city officials to overturn a law against owning and raising poultry in the city. "I'm quite offended, personally, that I'm asked to...
  • Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association

    Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association
    For the third consecutive year, The Aegis was honored as Newspaper of the Year among the state's largest circulation non-daily papers by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association during the organization's annual awards luncheon Friday. Aegis...
  • New Aberdeen Proving Ground commander installed Tuesday

    New Aberdeen Proving Ground commander installed Tuesday
    Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford officially assumed command of the Army Communications-Electronics Command and of Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the post's C4ISR Center of Excellence Campus. Gen. Dennis L. Via,...
  • Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'

    Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'
    Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant. Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
  • Fire damages building on Route 40 in Aberdeen

    Fire damages building on Route 40 in Aberdeen
    A fire on Route 40 damaged an Aberdeen building and slowed traffic late Monday afternoon, according to local police and fire reports. The fire was reported at 4:37 p.m. in the 100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, near the MARC/Amtrak station and...
  • Seven homes evacuated, Route 22 closed after gas leak near Churchville Thursday

    Seven homes evacuated, Route 22 closed after gas leak near Churchville Thursday
    Seven homes in Churchville were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a gas leak from a ruptured line, Harford County fire officials said. The leak has affected travel on Route 22 and will continue to cause heavy traffic and lane closures in the area for...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground worker dies

    Aberdeen Proving Ground worker dies
    A longtime Army civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground died after a "grass cutting incident" at work on Tuesday, officials said. Willie Stevenson, 61, was severely injured while he was riding a lawn mower near the Route 24 Gate on the Edgewood side of the...