Special Report

States Where the Most Americans Serve in the Military

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40. Massachusetts
> Active-duty personnel: 52.1 per 100,000 people (total: 3,589)
> Largest base: Hanscom AFB (833 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $2,298 (12th highest)

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39. Maine
> Active-duty personnel: 58.2 per 100,000 people (total: 783)
> Largest base: Brunswhick NAS (404 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $2,961 (7th highest)

38. Ohio
> Active-duty personnel: 59.1 per 100,000 people (total: 6,910)
> Largest base: Wright-Patterson AFB (5,401 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $858 (17th lowest)

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37. New Hampshire
> Active-duty personnel: 89.2 per 100,000 people (total: 1,213)
> Largest base: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (959 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $2,268 (13th highest)

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36. New Jersey
> Active-duty personnel: 93.1 per 100,000 people (total: 8,268)
> Largest base: McGuire AFB (4,510 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,012 (21st lowest)

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