Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The firing test is set to begin next week.
Army officials at Aberdeen Proving Ground are warning residents about noise from a firing program set to begin next week. The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command will conduct a firing program beginning on or about May 20 and ending on or about May 24, according to a release. Officials warn the firing could create noise or vibrations outside the proving ground, but if conditions "are not favorable" to minimizing noise, the test will be rescheduled, the release states. The release asks residents with questions to call 410-278-1147 or 800-688-8705.
The event will include exhibits, performances and a commemorative luncheon.
Aberdeen Proving Ground is set to celebrate Armed Forces Day Wednesday with a breakfast for veterans and families, a remembrance ceremony and a concert. Events will be held at the proving ground's recreation center. Capt. Maritzabel Mustafaa, commander of the proving ground's headquarters and headquarters company garrison, said in a release that officials wanted to present a joint salute to service members for this year's celebration. “We want the event to include the participation of tenant units, installation agencies and services, and surrounding communities and schools to recognize the contributions and services of our armed forces and to highlight the capabilities and mission sets of Team APG through demonstrations and displays,” …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The proving ground will host a day of fashion, dancing and more on May 20.
Aberdeen Proving Ground will host a fashion show, dancing and other events as it celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month later this month. The celebration will start at 10:30 a.m. on May 20 at the Proving Ground's Myer Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. “The APG workforce is extremely diverse and talented,” APG Equal Opportunity Advisor Tracy Marshall said in a release. “Events that celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions found in our communities provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate as we share information and build more inclusive relationships.” The event will feature guest speaker Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology and one of the …
Navy officials first investigated command issues with Cmdr. Michael Runkle's unit in January.
The commanding officer of two Navy divers who drowned at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February has been relieved of his duties, the Navy announced Wednesday. Cmdr. Michael Runkle of the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, based in Virginia Beach, VA, "was relieved due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," a Navy release states. Capt. Dan Shultz, the unit's former commanding officer, will assume command until a permanent officer is named. Runkle is not one of two "senior leaders" the Navy plans to weigh charges against in a hearing on May 21. Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, OH, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, MO drowned in the Super Pond testing facility at the proving ground, the second …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Middle River resident Lynn Williams was ordered to pay over $100,000 in restitution in the case.
A former administrative aide at Aberdeen Proving Ground was sentenced to six months in federal prison and ordered to pay $107,493 in restitution on Monday for wire fraud in connection with the misuse of a corporate credit card. Lynn Carol Williams, of Middle River, was also sentenced to serve six months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein's office. Williams, 56, worked from October 2007 to February 2011 as an administrative aide at Freestate Challenge Academy, a program run by the Maryland National Guard. According to prosecutors, Williams admitted in a plea agreement that she misused a corporate credit card …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The proving ground plans four days of events around the annual commemoration.
Aberdeen Proving Ground officials Thursday announced plans for Armed Forces Day. The day is on May 15, but the annual events start Monday, May 13, with the Armed Forces Day Golf tournament at Ruggles Golf Course and end May 16 with a Military Appreciation Week luncheon. Festivities on Armed Forces Day will be held on Fanshaw Field on the proving ground. “We want the event to include the participation of tenant units, installation agencies and services, and surrounding communities and school to recognize the contributions and services of our armed forces and to highlight the capabilities and mission sets of Team APG through demonstrations and displays,” Capt. Maritzabel Mustafaa, commander of the HHC Garrison, said in a release. …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The newsletter includes an interview on cyber security with Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger.
The Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor released its spring newsletter Wednesday. The newest issue from the group, based at Aberdeen Proving Ground, is available online. The newsletter includes an interview with Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and an update on intersection projects along Maryland Route 22.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The detonations are scheduled to start next week.
The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground is alerting residents to plans for several large detonations early next month. The tests are planned from May 1 to May 10. A release states the detonations "are likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the installation boundary." Residents with questions are asked to contact 410-278-1147 or 800-688-8705.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The carrier announced the expansion on Thursday.
AT&T officials announced Thursday that the carrier has expanded its mobile Internet service at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The upgrades, part of $650 million in such projects the carrier has completed in Maryland since 2010, will serve personnel, contractors and visitors at the base. “Demand for wireless speed is growing rapidly, and these network enhancements on the grounds of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, a key military facility, are just the latest examples of AT&T’s significant infrastructure investment in this region,” J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic, said in a press release. “As more personnel move to Aberdeen, we want all members of the base and the extended community to have exceptional wireless service.”
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The school system said its cancellation of a trip to Aberdeen was precautionary.
Harford County students who planned to go to Aberdeen Proving Ground for a field trip Tuesday will be staying at school instead, as a precautionary measure after Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. The eighth grade at Bel Air Middle School was scheduled to visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, a trip that was one of three cancelled, Teri Kranefeld, Harford County Public Schools spokeswoman, told Patch Tuesday. The Forest Lakes fourth grade trip to Washington, D.C., and Harford Technical High's New York venture were also cancelled. "The cancellation of these activities is precautionary as the details regarding the Boston Marathon incident are still under investigation," the school system posted on its website. On April 15, three people were …