Special Report

States Where the Most Americans Serve in the Military

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45. Pennsylvania
> Active-duty personnel: 19.2 per 100,000 people (total: 2,460)
> Largest base: Carlisle Barracks (503 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,415 (21st highest)

44. Michigan
> Active-duty personnel: 21.2 per 100,000 people (total: 2,118)
> Largest base: Detroit Arsenal (127 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $653 (8th lowest)

43. Vermont
> Active-duty personnel: 28.0 per 100,000 people (total: 175)
> Largest base: Burlington IAP-AGS (113 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $783 (13th lowest)

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42. Tennessee
> Active-duty personnel: 37.4 per 100,000 people (total: 2,554)
> Largest base: Naval Support Activity Mid-South (676 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $745 (12th lowest)

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41. Oregon
> Active-duty personnel: 45.7 per 100,000 people (total: 1,927)
> Largest base: N/A
> Per capita defense spending: $401 (2nd lowest)

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