Monday, April 8, 2013
Don't leave cooking food unattended.
An unattended electric smoker was blamed for an accidental fire, which scorched a Edgewood shed, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshall. The owner of the shed in the 1800 block of Mandarin Court was making sausages using an electric smoker that was placed on top of wood, the release continues. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the shed at about 12:01 p.m. on April 6. "The water pan became dry, overheated and ignited wood, wood chips and over combustibles," officials determined in the release. The fire caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to the shed where the fire stated, as well as a neighbor's shed where the blaze extended. Follow Aberdeen Patch on Facebook and Twitter and don't forget to sign up for the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Department of Defense kicked off the April observance at Aberdeen Proving Ground, emphasizing the importance of discussing the problem.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Maryland researchers will visit Aberdeen to discuss traumatic brain injuries on March 28.
Experts in brain research will be coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground this week to talk about traumatic brain injuries. Researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Brain Injury Association of Maryland will lead an interactive forum on the topic from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 28 at the post theater, according to APG News. Traumatic brain injuries range from concussions to life-threatening experiences caused by a blow to the head or a head-penetrating injury, according the Centers for Disease Control. Getting in a car crash, being hit by a person or object, and falling down can cause traumatic brain injuries, the Centers for Disease Control says; falls and motor vehicle crashes are the two most common causes. In Aberdeen on Thursday, the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The March 20 health fair in Aberdeen offers free screenings.
On Wednesday, Aberdeen Proving Ground is hosting a health fair on base. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can get seated massages and health screenings including cholesterol readings. There will also be information available about health insurance and financing. The health fair will take place at the APG North Recreation Center (Building 3326, Erie Street) in Aberdeen.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The man-made facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground was shut down Feb. 26.
After the death of three divers at the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) Underwater Explosion Test Facility, the facility's commander closed the "Super Pond" indefinitely, Aberdeen Proving Ground announced Friday. ATC Commander Col. Gordon A. Graham ordered the facility closed on Feb. 26, after two Navy divers died following a planned operation in the 150-foot-deep, man-made pond. Those deaths come one month after an ATC diver also died following a procedure in the water. They are the first recorded injuries or deaths at the facility since it opened in 1995, according to a statement from Aberdeen Proving Ground. The man-made pond is 1,070 feet long and 920 feet wide with a maximum depth of 150 feet. It was built when the Navy sought a controlled …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The arrival of two threat-detecting blimps at Aberdeen Proving Ground will have a "domino effect on our local economy," said Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger.
More than 100 soldiers will be relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground this fall, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Baltimore/Harford) announced Thursday. In a news release, the congressman said that the U.S. Army plans to move its missile surveillance program to Aberdeen by fall 2013. The program is currently based out of Huntsville, AL, a spokesperson for Ruppersberger told Patch. Known as the "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System," or JLENS, the Department of Defense-sponsored initiative is designed to protect the United States from air-based attacks by missiles, drones and rockets, Ruppersberger said. Two blimps will conduct the surveillance, flying as high as 10,000 feet, Ruppersberger said. "Aberdeen …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A Middle River woman allegedly caused more than $107,000 in losses to a program on APG.
A former Maryland National Guard employee has pleaded guilty to fraud after allegedly using a corporate credit card for gifts and personal purchases, causing more than $107,000 in losses to an Aberdeen Proving Ground youth program. Lynn Carol Williams, 56, of Middle River, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a scheme that caused losses to the Freestate Challenge Academy, a National Guard program on APG, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice. Williams worked as an administrative aid for the academy, which trained youth at Aberdeen Proving Ground, from Oct. 2007 through Feb. 2011, according to her plea agreement. She admitted that from Feb. 2008 through Oct. 2010, she used a corporate credit …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Adams Communication & Technology Engineering will assume a property on Guardian Gateway near APG's main gate.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Aberdeen Proving Ground has a tradition of giving food and toys to the needy.
For the past 25 years, Aberdeen Proving Ground South’s Food, Toy and Gift Drive has benefited local residents in need. A ceremony marking the milestone was held on Dec. 13 at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, according to an APG release. A collection between Oct. 31 and Dec. 7 yielded 55 boxes of food and 45 boxes of toys. Mason Dixon Community Services, which provides emergency food and energy assistance to low-income residents in Harford County, accepted the food donations. Toy donations were presented to Edgewood Sharing Table, a non-profit coalition of churches, and Extreme Family Outreach, an organization that provides after-school and summer programs for elementary and middle school students in Edgewood, Joppatowne …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Modern-day counterfeiting has become more than just faux designer bags and cheap plastic toys. It has also infiltrated the military realm.