America’s Largest Military Bases

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20. Fort Stewart
> State: Georgia
> Nearest city: Hinesville
> Service branch: Army
> Physical size: 279,155 acres
> Personnel: 45,647

Fort Stewart is where the 3rd Infantry Division is based. During World War II, the facility housed more than 55,000 soldiers as the United States prepared for the D-Day invasion.

Source: Photo by Brooke Davis / U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

19. Edwards Air Force Base
> State: California
> Nearest city: Lancaster
> Service branch: Air Force
> Physical size: 307,517 acres
> Personnel: 4,611

Edwards Air Force Base is one of the largest bases in the Air Force. It is home to the 412th Test Wing, which analyzes and tests aircraft and weapons systems.

Source: Photo by General Dynamics / Getty Images

18. Yakima Training Center
> State: Washington
> Nearest city: Yakima
> Service branch: Army
> Physical size: 315,597 acres
> Personnel: N/A

The massive military installation in the Pacific Northwest has been in operation since just before the United States entered World War II. It serves the Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Army National Guard units, as well as the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard units, and contingents from Canada and Japan.

Source: U.S. Air Force file photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee

17. Utah Test and Training Range North
> State: Utah
> Nearest city: Ogden
> Service branch: Air Force
> Physical size: 366,877 acres
> Personnel: N/A

The training range is a large military area in northern Utah with 19,000 square miles of restricted airspace. Missions flown into the facility are coordinated with Hill Air Force Base about 40 miles away near Ogden, Utah.

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16. Eglin Air Force Base
> State: Florida
> Nearest city: Holt
> Service branch: Air Force
> Physical size: 449,421 acres
> Personnel: 21,170

Eglin Air Force Base is home to the 96th Test Wing, the largest in the Air Force. The 96th tests non-nuclear munitions, navigational, and guidance systems.