Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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10. Georgia
> Active duty personnel: 651 per 100,000 people (total: 68,450)
> Total no. of military bases: 29 (12th most)
> Largest base: Fort Benning (20,321 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,268 (19th highest)

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9. Kentucky
> Active duty personnel: 718 per 100,000 people (total: 32,103)
> Total no. of military bases: 7 (12th fewest)
> Largest base: Fort Campbell (26,520 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,845 (9th highest)

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8. South Carolina
> Active duty personnel: 729 per 100,000 people (total: 37,047)
> Total no. of military bases: 15 (24th most)
> Largest base: Fort Jackson (11,599 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,021 (24th highest)

7. Kansas
> Active duty personnel: 756 per 100,000 people (total: 22,004)
> Total no. of military bases: 8 (14th fewest)
> Largest base: Fort Riley (15,078 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,067 (22nd highest)

6. Washington
> Active duty personnel: 812 per 100,000 people (total: 61,201)
> Total no. of military bases: 29 (12th most)
> Largest base: Fort Lewis (26,103 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $2,055 (7th highest)