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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Medical examiner reports on the Feb. 26 deaths in Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that two Navy divers who lost their lives at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February died as a result of accidental drowning. Navy divers James Reyher, 28, and Ryan Harris, 23, had been working on air hoses in the underwater testing facility known as the "Super Pond," when they surfaced in cardiac arrest on Feb. 26, Harford County emergency personnel told The Baltimore Sun at the time. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was also declared dead, said officials. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled this week that the deaths were caused by accidental drowning. An investigation will continue through the Naval Criminal…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Find out when you might hear some echoing explosions around the Aberdeen area.
Another week, another round of planned detonation testing. The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center at the Aberdeen Proving Ground is planning to conduct “several large detonations and firing operations beginning on or about April 8 and ending on or about April 12,” according to a release. The explosions have been known to echo and vibrate outside of the installation boundary, multiple times in a given day. “If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off the installation, firing will be rescheduled,” the release continues. Have you heard the detonation tests before? How far away have you been from the installation where you could still hear them? Follow Aberdeen Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for the daily …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The missile detection system will be installed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in the next fiscal year.
A missile detection program is heading to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the next fiscal year and it will stick around for a three-year test, according to Alabama Media Group. The program includes two blimps that conduct surveillance at 10,000 feet above sea level, looking for missiles and providing target information if threats are detected, AOL reports. Called "JLENS," (short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System), the unit is designed to protect the United States from attacks by missiles, drones and rockets. It is managed by the Redstone military installation outside Huntsville, AL. Last month, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger said that the U.S. Army would bring 100 soldiers to Aberdeen Proving Ground for…
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 25, 2013
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Firefighters took just 15 minutes to control a fire in a multi-family building on S. Parke Street.
No one was injured in a fire that broke out early Sunday morning in Aberdeen. Firefighters from Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Susquehanna Hose Company fought the blaze that damaged a multi-family home in the 200 block of South Parke Street, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association. Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes of arrival, according to Gardiner. Emergency responders cleared the scene around 1:30 a.m., Gardiner said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. — Sign up for daily emails and breaking news alerts from Aberdeen Patch.
Friday, March 22, 2013
That loud bang you hear next week, don't worry, it's normal.
Aberdeen Proving Ground officials have issued a noise advisory beginning Monday, March 25, and ending Thursday, March 28, according to a release. Aberdeen residents who live near the APG boundary could hear several large detonations, stemming from the Army Test Center and Evaluation Command. "These detonations are likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside theinstallation boundary," the release states. "If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off the installation, firing will be rescheduled." The APG Test Center provides support services for authorized agencies in Department of Defense and outsidethe DoD, including government and non-government organizations, both foreign and domestic, the release states. …
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This week's blogs are presented by the letters: CBARR, ECBC, with a little help from the ADoD and SDSU. Confused? How do you think the fine folks who work in APG feel? All kidding aside, the acronym all-stars—the Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business Unit of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center—gave us two blogs this week, regarding tests and preparation for making the world, or at least parts of it, a safer place. Seriously, though, don't your prefer the letters to Chemical Biological Applic... I'm getting tired just trying it. Read: Biological Center Conducts Chemical Analysis of Meat Product — The headline may read like a scare tactic from the nightly news ("Could your child's cereal be …