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EAGB Friday Facts: The History of Aberdeen Proving Ground

Time for EAGB’s FRIDAY FUN FACTS⁉️⁉️⁉️

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), a U.S. Army facility located in Harford County was established in 1917, six months after the U.S. entered World War I. The facility is one of the U.S. Army's oldest active proving ground having been created as a successor to the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, which was too small for some of the larger weapons being tested. At the peak of World War II, APG had billeting space for 2,348 officers and 24,189 enlisted personnel. Today, APG is recognized as one of the world’s most important research, development, testing and evaluation facilities for military weapons and equipment, and supports the finest teams of military and civilian scientists, research engineers, technicians and administrators. To explore the history of APG, visit,

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