On Monday, October 16th, Major General Randy Taylor, Senior Mission Commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Colonel Rob Phillips, APG’s Garrison Commander, as well as unit and organizational leaders from across the installation joined officials from around the region to open APG’s bicentennial time capsule. Buried in 1975 in celebration of the U.S. Army's 200th Anniversary, the capsule was opened and its contents displayed. At the same time, to commemorate APG’s 150th Anniversary, in 2067, artifacts and memorabilia for another time capsule to be opened 50 years from now were collected. This capsule will create a snapshot of life and work at APG as it was in its during its 100th Centennial year, 2017.
The City of Aberdeen is enormously proud of our special relationship APG and trust that 50 years from now those bonds will have grown even stronger with the test of time. Included in the time capsule the City of Aberdeen has donated a proclamation of support and thanks to the men and women of APG, a photo of the Mayor and Councilmembers, and an Aberdeen challenge coin. We’re delighted to be a part of this project and thank General Taylor, Colonel Phillips and Team APG for their friendship and support.
To view pictures from the event, please click here.