Special Report

States Where the Most Americans Serve in the Military

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35. New York
> Active-duty personnel: 106.8 per 100,000 people (total: 20,771)
> Largest base: Fort Drum (15,195 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $597 (5th lowest)

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34. Arkansas
> Active-duty personnel: 127.7 per 100,000 people (total: 3,853)
> Largest base: Little Rock AFB (3,536 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $545 (4th lowest)

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33. Utah
> Active-duty personnel: 144.9 per 100,000 people (total: 4,647)
> Largest base: Hill AFB (4,201 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,776 (18th highest)

Source: Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings / U.S. Air Force

32. Alabama
> Active-duty personnel: 170.3 per 100,000 people (total: 8,351)
> Largest base: Fort Rucker (3,860 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $3,263 (6th highest)

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31. Illinois
> Active-duty personnel: 179.7 per 100,000 people (total: 22,767)
> Largest base: Naval Station Great Lakes (15,726 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $695 (10th lowest)

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