Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

25. New Jersey
> Total active duty: 7,859
> Total no.of military bases: 31
> Largest base: McGuire Air Force Base (9,648 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (4,699 enlistees)

Source: Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings / U.S. Air Force

24. Alabama
> Total active duty: 8,585
> Total no.of military bases: 99
> Largest base: Fort Rucker (9,824 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (4,578 enlistees)

Source: Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA / Wikimedia Commons

23. Nevada
> Total active duty: 11,169
> Total no.of military bases: 57
> Largest base: Nellis Air Force Base (21,111 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (10,011 enlistees)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

22. Mississippi
> Total active duty: 11,832
> Total no.of military bases: 111
> Largest base: Keesler Air Force Base (9,840 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (5,673 enlistees)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

21. New Mexico
> Total active duty: 12,507
> Total no.of military bases: 54
> Largest base: Cannon Air Force Base (9,870 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (11,986 enlistees)

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