Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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50. Vermont
> Total active duty: 171
> Total no.of military bases: 13
> Largest base: N/A
> Largest branch: Air Force (60 enlistees)

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49. West Virginia
> Total active duty: 209
> Total no.of military bases: 41
> Largest base: N/A
> Largest branch: Coast Guard (70 enlistees)

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48. Iowa
> Total active duty: 247
> Total no.of military bases: 41
> Largest base: N/A
> Largest branch: Army (94 enlistees)

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47. Minnesota
> Total active duty: 602
> Total no.of military bases: 32
> Largest base: Fort Snelling (867 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (160 enlistees)

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46. Maine
> Total active duty: 850
> Total no.of military bases: 30
> Largest base: N/A
> Largest branch: Coast Guard (691 enlistees)