This Month In County History

Aberdeen Proving Ground formed

July 24, 2005

July 1, 1971 could be seen as the official birthday of Aberdeen Proving Ground - the date on which the Edgewood Arsenal, the Army's former Chemical Center and the current chemical research and engineering center were merged into what's now known as APG, according to the U.S. Army Installation Management Agency's history of APG.

"Although the mission functions remained separate entities, the real estate and base operations functions were joined together and were operated as one post," the history states. "From this point on, the Aberdeen Proving Ground was the common identifier for both the Edgewood area and the Aberdeen area."

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