Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aug 30, 2018

Army chemical defense lab gets accreditation from Md. nonprofit

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, a Frederick science nonprofit, has accredited an Army lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground through a Department of Defense program.

Sep 11, 2017

Md. contractor gets $18M software engineering task order from Army

The KeyW Holding Corp., a Hanover-based national security contractor, was given a three-year, $18 million task order to provide business systems software engineering and sustainment services to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Software Engineering Center. Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is based at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. KeyW will support software engin[...]

Oct 3, 2016

New bus from Baltimore to Aberdeen Proving Ground

A new commuter bus route is being rolled out from Baltimore to Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Maryland Transit Administration is launching the new route on Monday. The new service is one of three new or improved commuter bus services that are being added as part of the BaltimoreLink initiative. Aberdeen Proving Ground is about 30 […]

Jun 21, 2016

Army says weapon tests may be felt off-post near Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Army officials at Aberdeen Proving Ground are advising their neighbors that noise and vibrations from weapons tests might be felt off-post this week. The garrison office said in a statement Monday that besides the daytime blasts, the Aberdeen Test Center is planning daytime and nighttime training exercises that may include weapons and watercraft. […]

Apr 7, 2016

Army inducts nuclear physicist into a new hall of fame in Md.

ABERDEEN — The Army is honoring a nuclear physicist who figured out how to measure radiation in the environment after a nuclear explosion. Stanley Kronenberg is among five people the Army is inducting Thursday into a new hall of fame for the Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Polish-born scientist was working at the […]

Del. Patrick L. McDonough
Mar 24, 2016

McDonough uses House of Delegates staff to promote campaign ad

An attempt to use radio commercials to criticize Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger over a controversial blimp program may fall on deaf ears amid questions that a state delegate violated legislative ethics by using office interns to distribute campaign related materials in the State House.

Feb 12, 2016

NORAD wants to resume tests with giant radar balloons

NORAD wants to resume testing of giant radar balloons which were grounded at Aberdeen Proving Ground after one broke free last year, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Maj. Beth Smith, spokeswoman for NORAD, tells The Baltimore Sun that the agency wants to resume the test, which was supposed to run for three […]

Dec 30, 2015

Over $300K in claims so far over wayward APG blimp damage

MUNCY, Pa. — The Army has received 12 claims for over $300,000 in damages attributed to a wayward blimp that broke loose in Maryland and came to rest in the Pennsylvania countryside in October. Spokesman Dov Schwartz confirms the claims but says he can’t disclose their nature. Pennlive.com reports the list doesn’t include a claim power […]

Oct 23, 2015

Army urging colleges to tell students about Md. defense jobs

ABERDEEN — The Army is urging colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region to tell students about internship opportunities at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Gen. Dennis Via, commander of the Army Materiel Command, is hosting the daylong event Friday at the installation near Baltimore. He’s invited administrators and advisers from more than 300 educational institutions to […]

Oct 22, 2015

Army breaking ground for $210M public health lab at Aberdeen

The Army is breaking ground for a new laboratory near Baltimore dedicated to protecting the health of soldiers and other Defense Department employees. The Army Public Health Center says the event Thursday morning in the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground follows 25 years of planning. Director John Resta says the $210 million lab will […]

Aug 18, 2015

Second military missile defense blimp to launch above Edgewood

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is launching its second and final surveillance blimp above Edgewood on Aug. 19 as part of a cruise missile defense system. The aerostat program, called the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense System (JLENS), is designed to provide persistent, line-of-sight radar surveillance and precision track quality data to Army […]

Jul 10, 2015

Aberdeen Proving Ground to lose 126 soldier positions

Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County will lose 126 soldier positions over the next two years due to ongoing reductions in the size of the U.S. Army, officials announced Friday. The latest reduction — which will take the size of the Regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers by the end of fiscal — is […]

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