Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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35. South Dakota
> Total active duty: 3,423
> Total no.of military bases: 25
> Largest base: Ellsworth Air Force Base (6,920 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (3,337 enlistees)

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34. Idaho
> Total active duty: 3,447
> Total no.of military bases: 62
> Largest base: Mountain Home Air Force Base (7,065 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (3,312 enlistees)

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33. Delaware
> Total active duty: 3,529
> Total no.of military bases: 13
> Largest base: Dover Air Force Base (7,578 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (3,383 enlistees)

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32. Arkansas
> Total active duty: 3,588
> Total no.of military bases: 26
> Largest base: Little Rock Air Force Base (9,097 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (3,225 enlistees)

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31. Massachusetts
> Total active duty: 3,750
> Total no.of military bases: 62
> Largest base: Hanscom Air Force Base (1,944 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (1,077 enlistees)