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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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  • Remembering Old Baltimore when it was near Aberdeen

    In today's news, we read of the 200th anniversary of Baltimore's historical Fort McHenry and the origin of our "Star Spangled Banner."
  • Residents, stakeholders hear about land use study planned for APG

    Residents, stakeholders hear about land use study planned for APG
    Residents, builders, county officials and other stakeholders got to push the Army's buttons Tuesday, but only literally. About 30 people, mostly local officials, attended a public workshop at Aberdeen's University Center as part of Aberdeen Proving...

    Juveniles reported smoking 'purple' drugs in Edgewood; rings stolen in Forest Hill [Harford Police Blotter]

    Juveniles reported smoking 'purple' drugs in Edgewood; rings stolen in Forest Hill [Harford Police Blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police reports: Aberdeen James Dehaven Jr., 25, of the first block of Old Post Road, was arrested Wednesday on a bench warrant in a case in which he was charged with driving even though his...

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist
    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80. "He was a beacon of light in the...

    More improvements to Route 40 in Aberdeen coming next year

    More improvements to Route 40 in Aberdeen coming next year
    Construction is wrapping up on the first phase of a series of multi-million-dollar improvements to the intersection of Route 40 and Route 7/Route 159 near Aberdeen Proving Ground, and state and Harford County officials are planning the second phase, which...