Fast Facts

  • Established on October 20, 1917, six months after the US entered WWI, Aberdeen Proving Ground is the Army’s oldest active proving ground.
  • APG occupies 72,229 acres in Harford County, MD.
  • The installation features two principal areas separated by the Bush River: the northern Aberdeen Area and the southern sector, formerly Edgewood Arsenal and today known as the Edgewood Area.
  • More than 22,000 civilians work at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Approximately 1,000 military personnel are assigned to APG.
  • BRAC added approximately 10,000 new contractor positions to the Aberdeen community
  • APG’s economic impact on the region is currently $6.5 Billion and expected to grow to $15 Billion