Two Navy divers died in the Super Pond testing facility in February.
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hundreds of students participated in the STEM and Beyond Night at Bel Air Middle School Feb. 21.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are part of our daily lives, and local organizations are focused on getting students involved in the subjects. With that in mind, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council started STEM and Beyond nights in Harford and Cecil counties, according to a press release from Aberdeen Proving Ground's public affairs office. On Feb. 21, the Army post teamed up with the technology council to bring government, industry and education professionals to Bel Air Middle School where they worked with more than 250 students, 40 siblings and 200 parents on hands-on STEM-related demonstrations, the release states. "It's important to give [the students] an opportunity to see the technologies that the Army has to offer…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The man-made facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground was shut down Feb. 26.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Are Harford County federal workers and others worried about the threat of sequestration cuts?
The sequestration talks are taking place just a short ride away and if it occurs, its effects will be felt on Aberdeen Proving Ground, around Harford County and the state, local politicians say. Gov. Martin O’Malley, in an appearance in Howard County Wednesday, said that 12,000 jobs in Maryland could be lost due to sequestration. To put that number in perspective, the governor said approximately 30,000 jobs were created in the state last year. “All of the great work that each of you does here is threatened by the uncertainty of the dysfunction in the halls of our House of Representatives,” said O’Malley. If Congress can’t reach a compromise on the approximately $84 billion in automatic cuts before Friday, they will go into effect. The cuts…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The victims were Navy divers, said Aberdeen Proving Ground officials.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Defense, Technology & Intelligence Job Fair will be held in Aberdeen.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The incident took place on Aberdeen Proving Ground Wednesday.
Aberdeen Proving Ground officials on Friday identified the man who died Wednesday during an underwater test at the Super Pond test facility on post. George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, of Nottingham, died while performing "routine underwater test infrastructure maintenence at the Underwater Test Facility," according to an APG news release. The cause of death was not immediately known and an autopsy is pending. The U.S. Army is investigating the incident, the release stated. Lazzaro worked with the Firepower Directorate, Aberdeen Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, according to the release. "Aberdeen Test Center personnel are saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we mourn with them …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Traffic will be detoured in Aberdeen near the Aberdeen Proving Ground main gate.
A major intersection in Aberdeen will undergo a series of detours overnight into Friday morning, Aberdeen police said. From 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, a series of changes will take place at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and MD Route 715—the interchange near the main gate for Aberdeen Proving Ground. Those changes, Aberdeen police said, include: The detours come amid a significant construction project at the intersection. For live traffic updates, view our commute page. — » Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Emergency personnel were alerted to a possible drowning on post Wednesday.
UPDATE: (7:18 p.m.)—A person died on Aberdeen Proving Ground after an accident at an unexploded ordinance range pond Wednesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m. Susquehanna Hose Company's dive team was notified of a possible drowning on post by Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department, the Susquehanna Hose Chief Scott Hurst said Wednesday. The team arrived at the scene shortly before 3 p.m. to assist, Hurst said. The person involved died and the body has been recovered, according to a release from the U.S. Army Garrison public affairs office. The victim's name has not been released pending family notification. No further information was available as of post time.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A collaborative educational and research facility could benefit Aberdeen Proving Ground and the surrounding community.
Officials from the Harford County business community and area universities were on hand last week to kick off a feasibility study for a potential university research park at Aberdeen Proving Ground. A potential facility would bring doctorate-level educational research closer to Aberdeen Proving Ground. Click here for a final report on the potential of a project at Aberdeen Proving Ground. A final report on the feasibility study is due back in August, following a draft report presentation in June. "We need a lot of help between now and June," said Batelle Vice President & Managing Director Mitch Horowitz at a Jan. 11 presentation at Bulle Rock. The project would take advantage of the growing industry on Aberdeen Proving Ground, as well as …