Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

Source: The National Guard / Flickr

20. Missouri
> Total active duty: 15,661
> Total no.of military bases: 61
> Largest base: Fort Leonard Wood (22,469 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (9,412 enlistees)

Source: Airman Kevin Sommer Giron / U.S. Air Force

19. Louisiana
> Total active duty: 15,707
> Total no.of military bases: 34
> Largest base: Fort Polk (18,505 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (8,036 enlistees)

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18. Arizona
> Total active duty: 19,235
> Total no.of military bases: 48
> Largest base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (13,011 personnel)
> Largest branch: Air Force (10,100 enlistees)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

17. Illinois
> Total active duty: 19,623
> Total no.of military bases: 71
> Largest base: Naval Station Great Lakes (16,300 personnel)
> Largest branch: Navy (13,736 enlistees)

Source: Capt. Virginia Lang / U.S. Air Force

16. Alaska
> Total active duty: 19,978
> Total no.of military bases: 160
> Largest base: Fort Jonathan Wainwright (16,759 personnel)
> Largest branch: Army (10,724 enlistees)

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