Where U.S. Military Personnel Come From   Leave a comment


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The Atlantic States have the highest ratio of military members than any other region.  It must be tradition or maybe something to do for a few years in those states. 

This is possibly a reason why American soldiers can deal with blazing heat like they experienced in Afghanistan and especially Iraq.  South Atlantic States get very hot in the summer.  Soldiers from those states can take the heat.

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Combat in Afghanistan

Component Military Enlisted Officer Male Female Civilian
United States Army 481,000 438,670 98,126 465,784 75,507 299,644
United States Marine Corps 182,338 173,474 21,864 181,845 13,493 20,484
United States Navy 321,237 260,253 52,546 265,852 51,385 179,293
United States Air Force 308,772 265,519 64,290 270,462 63,310 174,754
United States Coast Guard 42,357 35,567 6,790 7,057
Total Active 1,335,704 1,137,916 236,826 1,219,510 210,485
Seal of the United States Army National Guard.svg Army National Guard of the United States 338,200
United States AR seal.svg United States Army Reserve 189,000
MarforresLogo.jpg United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve 39,600
United States NR Seal.svg United States Navy Reserve 62,500
Air national guard shield.svg Air National Guard of the United States 105,700
Air Force Reserve Command.png United States Air Force Reserve 70,880
United States Coast Guard Reserve emblem.png United States Coast Guard Reserve 7,000
Total Reserve Components 812,880
Other DoD Personnel 108,833

130624-F-IM476-902Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division ready their gear prior to a mass parachute jump from Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during a Joint Operation Access exercise at Pope Field, N.C., on June 24, 2013.  The exercise designed to prepare airmen and soldiers to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies. DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg, U.S. Air Force.  (Released)

130624-F-IM476-902 Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division ready their gear prior to a mass parachute jump from Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during a Joint Operation Access exercise at Pope Field, N.C., on June 24, 2013.

Lt Col James Hecker, the 27th Fighter Squadron commander, delivers the first operational F/A-22 Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia May 12, 2005.  Tail number 3042 marks the first of 26 "Raptors" to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron.  Capt David Elliot and Maj Charles Corcoran, pilots assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron, accompanied the "Raptor" during its delivery. (USAF Photo by TSgt Ben Bloker)

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Newest aircraft carrier: USS Gerald R. Ford. Ten ships planned in the Gerald R. Ford Class.

No more steam catapults. Replaced by Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).  Drastically saves space and sailor-power.

Posted February 6, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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