Pathways Students Tour Aberdeen Proving Ground

Several of our Pathways students (escorted by Ms. Weldon and Mr. Holtmeier) had the opportunity to tour a variety of medical and science facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground, including the U.S. Army Medical Research in Chemical Defense lab facilities and the Maryland National Guard 29th Combat Aviation Brigade (MEDEVAC) unit. Students learned about important scientific research in counteracting the effects of chemical weapons globally, and toured a virtual reality training facility for combat medics. Students were also able to explore several helicopters, including a Chinook and a UH-60 "Blackhawk" Medevac helicopter. Army and National Guard personnel explained what they do and how they came to work in their fields, including educational and non-military career paths.