Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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45. Wisconsin
> Total active duty: 976
> Total no.of military bases: 51
> Largest base: Fort McCoy (891 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (440 enlistees)

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44. Indiana
> Total active duty: 977
> Total no.of military bases: 51
> Largest base: Fort Benjamin Harrison (1,464 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (539 enlistees)

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43. New Hampshire
> Total active duty: 1,342
> Total no.of military bases: 10
> Largest base: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (2,623 personnel)
> Largest branch: Navy (887 enlistees)

Source: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

42. Oregon
> Total active duty: 1,673
> Total no.of military bases: 28
> Largest base: Portland IAP AGS (376 personnel)
> Largest branch: Coast Guard (1,105 enlistees)

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41. Michigan
> Total active duty: 2,138
> Total no.of military bases: 43
> Largest base: Detroit Arsenal (624 personnel)
> Largest branch: Coast Guard (1,162 enlistees)