Armed Forces Week set May 12 - 16
May 5, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A Combined Color Guard, consisting of Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, presents the colors during the 2012 Armed Forces Day Celebration at Aberdeen Proving Ground. This year, Armed Forces week will be celebrated May 12-16. Events kick off Monday, May 12 starting with an Opening Day Ceremony and Golf Tournament at Ruggles Golf Course. Registration and a continental breakfast and warm-up is 7-8 a.m., followed by a welcome and opening ceremony, 8 to 8:30 a.m., lead by Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.
The fun continues on Wellness Wednesday, May 14, as riders take off on APG Bike to Work Day festivities starting 6:30 a.m. with an 11.5 mile ride around the installation. Organization and vendor displays and demonstrations all focused on health and wellness will be available and refreshments, raffle drawings and the Smack Down Trophy will be awarded after the ride.
The annual salute to APG's military continues Thursday, May 15 with the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Luncheon at the Richlin Ballroom in Abingdon. Visit http://web.harfordchamber.org/events/Military-Luncheon-171/details for more information.
Military Appreciation Week draws down with an Armed Forces Day 5K Run/2-Mile Walk starting 6:30 a.m. from Hoyle Gym in APG South (Edgewood).
Check APG social media sites and next week's APG News for more information.