As the most diversified military installation in the United States, Aberdeen Proving Ground’s (APG) unique mission capabilities directly enable readiness for the American Soldier.
For the last 100 years, the Army turned to APG for its proven expertise and leadership in research, development, testing, and evaluation of materiel. Today, Team APG’s military and civilian workforce profoundly impact the way our Nation’s wars are fought and won via our centers of excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); Research and Development; Test and Evaluation; Chemical and Biological; and Public Health.
If a Soldier uses a piece of technology for protection, intelligence, to shoot, to move, or to communicate, chances are it was developed, tested, and fielded by an APG organization.
Our centennial celebration time capsule, to be opened in 2067, will provide a snapshot of APG in 2017 for the next generation. The items inside represent not only our storied history as the Army’s premier home of innovation and opportunity, but our unwavering commitment to ensuring the Warfighter is ready to deploy, at any time and to anywhere in the world, equipped to achieve mission success.
To those APG personnel opening the capsule in 50 years, I invite you to explore these tangible representations of APG’s past and apply to your present-day work the principles of civic duty and national responsibility that they represent. While our technologies, capabilities, operating environments, and adversaries will evolve during the time the capsule remains closed, I am confident that the values and shared goals for supporting the Warfighter that define us at APG in 2017 will endure.
I thank all the members of the APG community-those of yesterday, today, and tomorrow-for your contributions to our success and ask you to continue to lay the foundation, every day, for our next century of groundbreaking achievement.
America’s Army, your Army!