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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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  • Be Our Brewer for a Day Festival brings homebrewed beer competition to Allentown Brew Works

    Be Our Brewer for a Day Festival brings homebrewed beer competition to Allentown Brew Works
    Beer connoisseurs, this one is for you. Lehigh Valley Beer Week might not be until February, but the third annual "Be Our Brewer for a Day" Festival at Allentown Brew Works 3-6 p.m. Aug. 23 will give you a taste of what's to come. Homebrewers are...
  • Don't blame teachers for pension crisis

    In a letter to the editor, Michael Meyers made several unfounded statements. The Pennsylvania State Education Association does not use 12 percent of its members' union dues for lobbying or political purposes. This practice is against the law in...
  • Controls necessary for new immigrants

    My parents were immigrants; however, they were law-abiding people and came to this country legally under a quota system. They had to wait their turn, as there were only so many people who could enter this country yearly. To come here, they also had to...
  • Provide assistance for elderly shoppers

    When I shop for groceries, I am heartbroken to see the elderly trying to do their own shopping without help (independence threatened?). But I feel they most every time look stressed, wander the aisles, are not sure if they have enough money, can't reach...
  • Parkette Freed finishes as top local

    Parkette Freed finishes as top local
    Megan Freed of Parkettes Gymnastics of Allentown had the best all-around score among six local gymnasts in the Junior Elite division of the P&G U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which concluded on Saturday in Pittsburgh, and none of the six managed to...
  • Homeless Allentown man accused of prowling inside Lower Milford home

    A homeless man was charged with prowling Wednesday in an unoccupied Lower Milford Township home. Police said they found his personal papers, including his photograph, in the house. Edward J. Winebarger, 34, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass,...
  • Allentown gives gift cards for guns

    Allentown gives gift cards for guns
    Darryle Callihan heard about Allentown's gun buyback program Saturday during the final hour of the four-hour event at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory. "I was actually selling gun-raffle tickets for the [Greenawalds] fire company," the South...
  • Vacant Bethlehem home concerns neighbors

    Vacant Bethlehem home concerns neighbors
    While the economy seems to be picking up, there still are plenty of reminders about just how bad things were. One of them is next door to Roger and Pam Smith in Bethlehem. The other half of their twin home on High Street has been empty since 2009....
  • Man shot in Allentown, survives stomach wound

    A 41-year-old Pottsville man was shot in the stomach about 3:20 a.m. Saturday at Sixth and Gordon streets in Allentown, according to police. "We know who he is," Capt. William Reinik said, declining to identify the man. The man flagged down an officer...
  • Fire closes Coffee Works, Burrito Works in Allentown

    A fire that started at or near an espresso machine at an Allentown coffee shop was extinguished quickly by the sprinkler system, but fire and smoke damage to the shop and to the connected Burrito Works shop shut down both businesses Sunday morning,...
  • Airshow delivers – fast, low and upside down

    Airshow delivers – fast, low and upside down
    Bill Hauver had his two children heed the public address announcer's warning to cover their ears as the Sea Harrier readied for a low pass. Disappointed in the lack of noise, he shook his head. Moments later, the immense aircraft sped by again,...
  • Masked gunmen break into Allentown apartments, tie up, rob residents

    Masked gunmen break into Allentown apartments, tie up, rob residents
    Three masked men broke into a second-floor Allentown apartment early Sunday morning, tying up and robbing the residents there of an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing, according to city police. The men mistakenly had tried to rob the residents of...