Special Report

States Where the Most Americans Serve in the Military

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25. Rhode Island
> Active-duty personnel: 321.2 per 100,000 people (total: 3,403)
> Largest base: Naval Station Newport (3,269 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,394 (22nd highest)

24. Florida
> Active-duty personnel: 323.3 per 100,000 people (total: 69,431)
> Largest base: Mayport NAVSTA (10,442 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,389 (23rd highest)

23. Nebraska
> Active-duty personnel: 331.7 per 100,000 people (total: 6,416)
> Largest base: Offutt AFB (6,012 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $832 (16th lowest)

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22. Louisiana
> Active-duty personnel: 340.5 per 100,000 people (total: 15,831)
> Largest base: Fort Polk (7,783 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $678 (9th lowest)

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21. Delaware
> Active-duty personnel: 378.5 per 100,000 people (total: 3,686)
> Largest base: Dover AFB (3,484 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $651 (7th lowest)

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