Aberdeen Proving Ground Benefits

The training and salary you get as a Soldier are only some of the ways the Army strengthens you for tomorrow. The Army also offers money for education, comprehensive health care, generous vacation time, family services and support groups, special pay for special duties and cash allowances to cover the cost of living.

Military Personnel Services

The Personnel Services office mission is to provide professional and diligent service to Soldiers, promoting Family readiness and success to Army units in the APG community

Education Opportunities

Counseling's an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors. The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, family members, retired military personnel, and civilian personnel. Professional guidance counselors staff the Education Center and provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis. Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to soldiers and commanders on the education opportunities at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Tuition Asisstance FAQs

Soldier Process for Requesting Blanket Exception to Policy Tuition Assistance

For more information visit, https://home.army.mil/imcom/index.php/customers/ACES

Counseling Services: Monday through Friday, 0830 to 1630 hours.

Testing: Tuesday and Thursday, 0800 - 1600 hours

Education Center

(410) 306-2037

Building 4305

6488 Rodman Rd, Room 233

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

Education Counselor Aide, Monday & Tuesdays, 0830-1600 hours, Wednesday, 0830-1200 hours, (410) 306-2037

Test Examiner, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 0800 - 1600 hours, (410) 306-2045

Schedule your TABE, DPLT, DLAB, SIFT, ACT, SAT and AFCT test in advance on the days in the office.

Testing is by appointment only. Soldiers must present a DA Form 4187 prior to sitting for certain exams.

Education Services Specialist, Tuesday to Friday and Alternating Mondays, 0830 - 1630 hours, (410) 306-2042.

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)

The APG Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program (BOSS) supports the overall quality of life for the single and unaccompanied service members (including single parents) on the installation. The Fort Meade BOSS program supports the chain of command by identifying quality of life issues and concerns by providing recommendations for improvement.

It assists single service members in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. It provides an opportunity for single service members to participate and contribute to their respective communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement.

The BOSS program is vital to overall mission accomplishment and serves as a unified voice for single service members. Find out more about your unit and installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success.


Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation is a division under APG's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are committed to providing top notch services and events for Aberdeen Proving Ground and the surrounding community. Our facilities include Outdoor Recreation with Boating and Fishing, Bowling Center - Brewner Lanes, Campgrounds, Equipment Checkout, Exton Golf Course, Ruggles Golf Course, Hunting, Picnic Areas, Recreation Centers, RV Storage, Skeet & Trap Range, Horse Stables and Swimming Pools. More Information: https://aberdeen.armymwr.com/categories/recreation

Fitness and Sports

Aberdeen Proving Ground Fitness and Sports is under the APG's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are honored in providing service members and their families with multiple types of sports and fitness centers. Some of the things they offer are fitness programs, Fitness Facilities, League and Tournaments and Sports Events & Programs. More Information: https://aberdeen.armymwr.com/categories/sports-and-fitness

Dining and Entertainment

Aberdeen Proving Ground Dining and Entertainment is under the APG's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are dedicated in providing our service members and their families with multiple types of dining and entertainment. Some of the things we offer are Top of the Bay, Strike Force Cafe and Bowling Alley, Subway, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. More Information: https://aberdeen.armymwr.com/categories/social-and-dining and https://www.shopmyexchange.com/exchange-stores/United%20States/MD/Aberdeen%20PG/Aberdeen-PG--1040505


Aberdeen Proving Ground Lodging will make every effort to ensure that your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you are completing your tour of duty at APG, have just arrived, or are on vacation, we are delighted to have you visit with us. Lodging facilities are open to military personnel (all ranks/grades), their family members and guests, and retired military and their guests. Advance reservations are permitted by all ranks on leave or official duty.


The Auto Craft Center is a self-help facility that has 9 hydraulic lift bays, 4 general flat bays, 3 body shop bays, tire change station bay, wheel alignment bay and paint room bay. There are knowledgeable personnel available for technical assistance. We offer a clean, safe, and earth-friendly environment to repair and perform maintenance on your privately-owned vehicles and equipment. General tools and some specialty tools are also available. You do the work – we ensure quality standards are met. Qualification cards are accepted from other military installations or, ask our Auto Craft staff about getting your APG card. More Information: https://aberdeen.armymwr.com/programs/auto-crafts-center

Religious Support Office

Provide Religious staff advisement to the Garrison Commander, allocate resources (to include Unit Ministry Teams) in support of Installation contingencies, supervise Chapel programs, facilitate Chaplain-Corps specific training for Corps personnel, participate in the Community Health Promotion Council.