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Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

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Aberdeen Proving Ground, located in Aberdeen, MD,  occupies more than 72,500 acres in Harford County, Md. The installation comprises two general areas being separated by the waters of Bush River. Its northernmost point is marked by the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. On the south it is bordered by the Gunpowder River. The "southern" sector is commonly referred to as the Edgewood Area (EA) and the "northern" sector is generally known as the Aberdeen Area (AA).

By the end of the 1980's, the Aberdeen Proving Ground's workforce had grown to over 14,000 military and civilian employees, making it the largest single employer in Harford County, Maryland. Counted among the employees are top-flight military and civilian, scientists, research engineers, technicians, and administrators, all of whom work together for the one common purpose of providing the best weapons and equipment to the soldiers of the U.S. Army.

To provide the highest quality installation management, operation and support services in a timely manner through the full involvement and commitment of To provide the highest quality installation management, operation and support services in a timely manner through the full involvement and commitment of our people.


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the closest airport to Aberdeen Proving Ground.  Other servicing airports are: Washington Dulles International Airport located in Dulles, Virginia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport located in Washinghton, D.C. Maryland has 8 airlines that service the area, American, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways. To find out more about BWI visit their website

Directions from BWI Airport
Directions Distance
Take I-95 West 1.0 mile
Take the MD-295/Baltimore Washington Parkway north exit, exit # 2A towards I-695/Baltimore 0.7 miles
Merge onto MD-295 north 3.0 miles
Take the I-895/Harbor Tunnel Thruway exit 0.2 miles
Merge onto Harbor Tunnel Thruway 10.2 miles
Harbor Tunnel Thruway becomes I-95 north (Portions toll) 23.5 miles
Take MD-543 exit, exit #80, to Riverside/Churchville-Keep right 1.2 miles
Merge onto MD-543 S 1.2 miles
Turn right onto MD-40 to the main gate of Aberdeen Proving Ground 3.0 miles
Take MD-715 to the Visitor's Center at the main gate of Aberdeen Proving Ground  

Traveling North --  Leave the highway at Aberdeen Interchange (85), turn right onto State Route 22 East (Aberdeen Thruway) and proceed to the Aberdeen Proving Ground (Harford RD.) Military Police Gate. (Approximate. 3 miles)

This gate is closed at 8 p.m. If you are traveling after 8 p.m., from Route 22 turn off ramp at US Route 40 west, stay on the left merge onto US Route 40 west. Proceed on Route 40 west, until you see Exit 715 on your right proceed onto the ramp until you come to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Military Police Gate.

Taxi Transportation

Taxi services are readily available but they can be costly. A taxi from BWI could cost anywhere between $69 to $85. In addition, rental cars maybe acquired at the airport but are found to be costly too.

Train Transportation

MARC Train service operates on Monday through Friday only, servicing: Washington Union Station; New Carrollton, Seabrook, Bowie State, Odenton, BWI Rail Station, Halethorpe, West Baltimore, Baltimore/Penn Station Martin Airport, Edgewood, Aberdeen & Perryville. Penn Line Schedules: | PDF version  | HTML version .  To print a schedule in the same format as the MARC Penn Line brochure, please select the .PDF version. Please check the schedule for Holiday & Inclement Weather service. For additional information, please call 866-743-3682/410-539-5000.

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