U. S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Facts and Figures about Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
The U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground is responsible for the
management and operation of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison provides the necessary general,
administrative, and logistical support to over 50 tenant organizations and
other government agencies located at this installation.
Located on the Chesapeake Bay aproximately 25 miles north of Baltimore,
Ground resides within Harford County, Maryland and comprises an area of 72,516
with almost 2,800 buildings and other structures located on it. APG has
44,000 acres of water in addition to it's land area which includes portions of
the Bush and Gunpowder rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay. With 144 miles
of shoreline and exclusive federal jurisdiction of it's waters, APG is unique
for a federal installation. APG has over 300 miles of improved roadway, 30
miles of railroad, and almost 600,000 square yards of airfield pavement. The
electrical distribution system at APG totals over 2,300,000 linear feet, with
over 210,000 linear feet of steam and hot water distribution piping, and
21,000 linear feet of gas distribution. The water and sewer distribution
facilities have capacities of 7,000,000 and 4,000,000 gallons per day
respectfully making APG a diverse and complex installation.
Aberdeen Proving Ground comprises 2 areas which are combined to form one U.S.
The Aberdeen Area of the Proving Ground is the home of Army ordnance, and
such major tenant activities as the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the
Test Center (ATC), U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (USATECOM), U.S. Army
Center and School (USAOC&S), Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office
U.S. Army Health Clinic (KAHC), U.S. Army Forign Material Intelligance
USAFMIB), and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).
The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (formerly the Edgewood Arsenal)
to such activities as the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command
(USACBDCOM), U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC), U.S. Army Medical
Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), U.S. Army Chemical
Activity (USAChemDemil), The Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG), Weide
the National Guard Bureau.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland continues to be a dominent economic force in
Chesapeake Bay area. The combined military and civilian workforce exceeds
with more than 4,700 military and 10,600 civilians employed at the
Aberdeen Proving Ground provides employment for over 6% of the population of
Harford County making it the largest single employer in the county. The
balance of the workforce
is drawn from Baltimore City, Baltimore Co., Cecil Co., Kent Co., and Queen
Co. in Maryland as well as areas of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New
Jersey, and the District of Columbia.