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, Aberdeen Proving Ground resides within Harford County, Maryland and comprises an area of 72,516 acres 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. Army post.

The Aberdeen Area of the Proving Ground is the home of Army ordnance, and includes such major tenant activities as the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (USATECOM), U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School (USAOC&S), Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO), Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic (KAHC), U.S. Army Forign Material Intelligance Battalion USAFMIB), and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (formerly the Edgewood Arsenal) is home 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 Demiliterization Remediation Activity (USAChemDemil), The Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG), Weide Airfield, and the National Guard Bureau.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland continues to be a dominent economic force in the Chesapeake Bay area. The combined military and civilian workforce exceeds 15,300 with more than 4,700 military and 10,600 civilians employed at the installation. 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 Annes Co. in Maryland as well as areas of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.