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Secretary of War Newton D. Colden L. Ruggles, to find a new site for the Army's ordnance testing. The qualifications for the new site were specific. It had to be near the nation's industrial and manufacturing centers, yet far enough away from population centers so year-round testing would cause neither community disturbance nor public hazard.
He first considered Kent Island, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, but encountered so much opposition from the inhabitants that he quickly abandoned the idea. Influenced by Maj. Edward V. Stockham, who lived in Perryman, Ruggles then shifted his attention to an area along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay near the city of Aberdeen.
The site was fertile farming area, partly located along the Chesapeake Bay and the lower Susquehanna River, which had been explored and mapped by Captain John Smith and company from the Jamestown settlement in Virginia in Tomatoes, wheat, and a sugar corn called "shoepeg," which could not be cultivated successfully anywhere else in the country, were the area's specialties. Understandably, the farmers were reluctant to part with their farms, many of which—Poverty Island, Planter's Delight, Shandy Hall, and Swamp Quarter—had belonged to their families for generations.
It took an act of Congress and two presidential proclamations to persuade the farmers to leave their property. The Congressional act provided financial compensation for the 35, acres of upland and 34, acres of swamp and tidal lands which President Wilson's proclamation claimed for the U.
Approximately 3, people, 12, horses, mules, sheep, cows, and swine evacuated. Even the family graveyards were moved. The government took formal possession of the land at Aberdeen on Oct. The new proving ground at Aberdeen would be used for proof-testing field artillery weapons, ammunition, trench mortars, air defense guns and railway artillery. The mission was later expanded to include operation of an Ordnance training school and developmental testing of small arms. On Jan. Stockham fired the first gun at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Despite the snow, within two hours, the regular work of ammunition acceptance testing was underway. The ased workload increased very quickly and on March 28,the Ordnance Department reorganized the proving ground. Four departments were set up to facilitate testing: Proof, Service, Administration and Military.
However, just as the newly reorganized APG was effectively performing its wartime testing missions, the war came to an end on Nov. The administration building, or post headquarters Bldg. The high-style classical revival south wing of the building, with its imposing portico, came to symbolize APG's importance to the U. APG's peacetime mission emphasized research and development of munitions. Much of the work done during this period by the military and civilian personnel was in developmental testing of powders, projectiles and bombs, and the study of interior and exterior ballistics.
Some construction continued in the years immediately after the war, but it was limited to facilities that were necessary for conducting tests. Intwo major construction projects were completed. A new hospital, Bldg. At the same time an airfield, hangar and quarters for an aviation squadron were created.
The airfield was used by aircraft that supported the creation of bombing tables. The techniques these tables provided improved the adequacy of aerial bombing. Phillips Army Air Field was named in memory of 1st Lt. Wendell K. Phillips, who was killed in an aircraft accident at Aberdeen. The original airfield is now a portion of the industrial area.
A of new and diverse activities were ased to APG during the s. Roosevelt for construction of barracks, ro and test facilities. Several of these new or intensified activities lead to an increasing importance of APG's products to the Army's mission accomplishment. One of these areas was the Ordnance Museum. Begun in the years immediately following the World War, with artifacts shipped from France, the museum became increasingly important and as a source of foreign and domestic technical Ordnance intelligence.
J, in A separate Research Division was formed inand four years later plans were approved for a special building to house a new organization called the Ballistic Research Laboratory. By the time the United States went to war inthe need for testing facilities had grown so much that the government was forced to acquire additional acreage for APG. Seven thousand acres, which extended APG almost into the city limits of Aberdeen, were added inas were 1, acres when Spesutie Island was acquired in During the war, personnel grew to a peak strength of 27, military and 5, civilians as all fields of research, development, and training expanded and facilities were increased to meet the heavy workload of wartime.
Work at the Ballistic Research Laboratory was expanded and achieved increasing prominence in the nation's scientific community. The automotive and armor testing activities were greatly enlarged, and the antiaircraft gun testing mission was expanded. A new airfield, capable of accommodating the larger aircraft being used for bomb testing, was constructed and the Phillips name was maintained. Even the Ordnance Museum contributed to the war effort.
Eighty-five percent of its holdings were given to the scrap drive, and the remainder of the collection was used for technical intelligence studies. APG's technological contributions to the war effort include the world's first digital computer the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator or ENIACthe first man-portable antitank weapons system the Bazooka and the first system-wide practical applications of Statistical Quality Control. These sophisticated theories were devised by Bell Laboratories Hot single girls in Aberdeen Kentucky were first applied through Ordnance materiel procurement contracts in World War II.
When the war ended inAPG again reverted to its peacetime role of research and development. But the Korean conflict of reactivated many wartime activities. Because of the heavy Ordnance training responsibility, the Ordnance Training Command was established at Aberdeen on Oct.
During the s and early s, many technological advances were incorporated into the weapons research performed at Hot single girls in Aberdeen Kentucky. This was especially true of the Ballistic Research Laboratory, which began to integrate work in electronic computers, space study and satellite tracking.
Climatic testing also took on added ificance and APG personnel performed these specialized tests at Yuma, Ariz. These severe environmental tests were identified as "safari" type actions. The continued dependence on science and technology to help produce better weapons led to the establishment in of the Human Engineering Laboratory, another APG tenant activity.
Inas a result of a reorganization, the Army set out to centralize all of the then existing testing assets in a new environment. That new center of excellence was established at APG and was identified as the U. TECOM Headquarters was organized to manage and control 10 test installations and activities which ranged in location from the east coast to the western desert of Yuma, Ariz.
The late s also brought about the development of the Decision Information Distribution System DIDScreated by the Office of Civil Defense in the Department of the Army to deliver warnings to the public in the event of an enemy nuclear attack. The DIDS complex was engineered to meet specific criteria of survivability with a high level of automation to avoid the potential for human error. During the period of conflict in Southeast Asia, APG reentered a period of intense growth and new direction.
The intensive developmental efforts and scientific contributions of the Ballistic Research Laboratory, the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity and the Human Engineering Laboratory made the decade of the s and s an extraordinary time in APG's history. The Ordnance Center and School's contributions included three-shifts-a-day training at the height of the conflict. A ificant change was made on July 1,when Edgewood Arsenal, the former chemical center and current chemical research and engineering center for the U.
Army, was merged into APG. Although the mission functions remained separate entities, the real estate and base operations functions were operated as one post. From this point on, APG was the common identifier for both areas. Also a part of that mids proving ground reorganization was the establishment of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Support Activity now U. The Army's chemical demilitarization program was activated at APG in Partly because of the trial and conviction of three senior Chemical Research, Development, and Engineering Center CRDEC employees on charges of not complying with federal environmental laws, environmental awareness increased at APG.
Millions of dollars annually go into cleaning Hot single girls in Aberdeen Kentucky, restoring and preserving the natural beauty of Aberdeen Proving Ground. By the end of the s, APG's workforce had grown to more than 14, military and civilian employees, making it the largest single employer in Harford County, Md.
As the 's began, much had changed in the Army, the nation and the world with the end of the Cold War. All elements of the proving ground helped test and field equipment, and mobilize and train Soldiers for the war in the Persian Gulf. The U.
Testing vehicles against improvised explosive devices became a critically important new mission. InHot single girls in Aberdeen Kentucky U. Fort Monmouth, N. Belvoir, Va. The first of these new buildings became operational in Knox, Ky. While the post gained new organizations and approximately 8, new positions under BRAC, it also lost several long time organizations including U. This move resulted in the Ordnance Museum also closing and ing the school. Inthe rd Ordnance Battalion was officially discontinued and ceremonies were held for both its discontinuation and also for the completion of BRAC.
Because of the expanding of families on APG, the new complex of Bayside Village housing was completed in APG missions have constantly evolved to keep pace with the growing technology of war. By combining Edgewood Arsenal with APG in Julythis created the most diversified military installation in the nation. Today, as a result of the merger, the installation is home to an ever-expanding list of major commands. Today Aberdeen Proving Ground is recognized as one of the world's most important research and development, testing and evaluation facilities for military weapons and equipment, and supports the finest teams of military and civilian scientists, research engineers, technicians and administrators.Hot single girls in Aberdeen Kentucky
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