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Visit the Aberdeen, MD Field Office

Visit the Aberdeen, MD Field Office

About the Aberdeen Field Office


The Aberdeen Field Office opened its doors in January 2010. Located close to the Proving Ground, the GTRI office has 3,000 square feet of office and lab space for researchers. The main conference/training room can accommodate up to 25 people, and the second meeting area can accommodate up to 8 people. There are multiple offices left open to accommodate visiting researchers.

Aberdeen Proving Grounds: Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) was established on the shores of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland’s Harford County in 1917 to provide the nation site where Army materiel could be masted and tested. At the same time, the Edgewood Arsenal was established nearby to provide a site for the development, production, and testing of chemical warfare materiel. The two installations were officially joined as Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1971.

APG is Harford County’s largest employer with more than 21,000 civilian, military and contractor employees. Workers at APG are responsible for numerous technical achievements in military intelligence, medical research, engineering, and computer technology. APG contributes more than $400 million in payroll and $500 million in contracts annually. A $1 billion research and development resource, and a key player in the nation’s homeland defense and international counter-terrorism efforts, APG is an economic and technology resource for the region.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 11 major commands and supports more than 80 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities. The installation provides facilities to perform research, development, testing and evaluation of Army materiel. Facilities include laboratories for research investigations, state-of-the-art ranges, engineering test courses for wheeled and tracked vehicles and a wide variety of research. The installation also supports a wide variety of training, including mechanical maintenance, health promotion and preventive medicine, chemical and biological defense, and chemical casualty care, chemical demilitarization. APG also is host National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve operations and training.

Aberdeen Proving Ground covers more than 72,500 acres, more than half of which is water or wetlands. There are more than 6,800 acres of improved grounds, nearly 300 miles of road, and more than 567,000 square yards of airfield pavement.

APG’s facilities include more than 17 million square feet of building space in more than 2,000 buildings (including offices, administrative and training facilities -- and warehouses, barracks and family housing). There are more than 40 miles of track, nearly 200 firing positions, 8 medical research laboratories, 10 chemical laboratories, 2 physics laboratories, 5 human engineering laboratories, a materials research laboratory as well as Phillips Army Airfield and Weide Army Aviation Support Facility.

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Training and Professional Development: The Aberdeen Field Office hosts both public and contracted courses. See Georgia Tech's Distance Learning and Professional Education's website for a list of available courses. Additionally, customized courses can be contracted to address the specific needs of your organization. If you have interest in training opportunities at Aberdeen, please contact John Schab.

Aberdeen Technical Seminar Series: In an effort to help develop the Aberdeen community workforce, GTRI has partnered with Harford Community College and the area’s professional organizations to offer college lectures at no cost. Please see the Hartford Community College website for additional information.

An approved Classified Visit Request must be on file for all visitors requiring access to classified information at the Aberdeen Field Office. When you request to visit, please include the name and phone number of your point of contact at GTRI, and the purpose and date of your visit. Send your request to:

Contact: John Schab
Phone: 410-297-4947