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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 18, 2013
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground, received the "Military Leader of the Year" award from the Association of Defense Communities during a ceremony in Washington Thursday. Ferrell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, received the award in a breakfast event in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, according to a news release from the Communications-Electronics Command, which is headquartered at APG. Farrell was one of 10 award recipients from across the country honored by the association, a national membership organization which represents 200 communities, states and regions with a significant military presence, and partner organizations.  "This award recognizes an individual from the military whose outstanding leadership has been essential in building and sustaining partnerships with defense communities," Tim Ford, chief executive officer of the association, said.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | June 11, 2013
With 140 miles of shoreline and boating access, not only to the upper Chesapeake Bay but also the 5,000-acre impoundment held back by Conowingo Dam, Harford County has many opportunities for boaters and others who enjoy spending time on the water. Though much of the county's shoreline is off limits to the general public because it is part of restricted areas on Aberdeen Proving Ground, the county still boasts several marinas and boat ramps. MARINAS Bush River Boat Works (Perryman)
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 10, 2013
Police officers, both sworn and retired, from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Aberdeen Police and Aberdeen Proving Ground police departments carried the Flame of Hope on an 18-mile journey through Harford County last week to benefit Maryland Special Olympics. Officers carried the Flame of Hope ceremonial torch through Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Edgewood and Joppa to raise awareness and money in support of Maryland's Special Olympics. Approximately 25 runners took part in the event.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | June 7, 2013
Q: In your opinion what distinguishes Harford County? A: I believe the best distinction for Harford County in recent years is how we have successfully survived the recession. Our economy has been strong, we have worked to make our local government more efficient and we have maintained the vital services for our citizens. Q: Any important countywide changes or new programs Harford County residents should know about? A: Harford County has developed new programs and resources to assist citizens in starting their own businesses.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | June 7, 2013
Harford County has a civilian labor force of approximately 140,000 people with a population of about 249,000. The private sector accounts for the largest share of jobs held by county residents, 62,000 in all. According to the Harford County Office of Economic Development, this includes about 18,000 who work in trade, transportation and utilities; 9,500 working in professional business services, and 10,000 working in educational and health services....
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June 3, 2013
Elliott and Phyllis Ruby of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Ruby, to Nathan Ander, son of Paul and Janet Ander of Baltimore. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Aberdeen High School and is employed at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The prospective groom, a 2001 graduate of Calvert Hall College Preparatory High School, graduated from Towson University in 2004 with a bachelor of science in business administration. He also graduated from U.S. Army Infantry School in 2008 and is a sergeant in the Maryland Army National Guard 1/175th Infantry.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 16, 2013
A Middle River woman was sentenced last week to six months in jail for defrauding the federal government through the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Lynn Carol Williams, 56, sentenced May 6 by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, will also serve six months of home detention with electronic monitoring as part of three years of supervised release for wire fraud in connection with a scheme to misuse the Freestate Challenge Academy corporate purchasing card, causing losses of more than $107,493.  Freestate Challenge Academy is a Maryland National Guard program at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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May 15, 2013
The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground plans to conduct a firing program beginning on or about Monday, May 20, and ending on or about Friday, May 24. This firing program is likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the installation boundary. If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off of the installation, firing will be rescheduled. The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, a test center under the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, provides test and test support services for authorized customers, within the Department of Defense and outside the DoD, including government and non-government organizations, both foreign and domestic.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
The commander of the Navy unit that included two sailors who drowned at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February has been relieved of his duties, the Navy said Wednesday. The Navy said Cmdr. Michael Runkle, who led the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, was relieved because of a "loss of confidence in his ability to command. " Diver 1st Class James Reyher, 28, of Caldwell, Ohio, and Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, of Gladstone, Mo., died Feb. 26 during a training exercise at a testing facility at Aberdeen known as the Super Pond.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 7, 2013
A contractor began to take down a house slated for demolition as part of a highway upgrade project in Aberdeen Tuesday and then abruptly stopped when the crew found some hidden asbestos. The home, at the corner of Route 22 and Graceford Drive, is one of 18 to be razed along Route 22 (Aberdeen Thruway) between Beards Hill Road and the Aberdeen Proving Ground gate in conjunction with BRAC-related intersection improvements along the highway. The ranch-style home at 355 Graceford was slated to be the first home demolished, according to a Maryland State Highway Administration media advisory sent Monday afternoon.
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