North Carolina-Active Duty Military-July 29

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-July 29

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

The military is important to the economy of the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina is home to a military base for four of the five United States armed forces branches, the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Marines. The bases are spread throughout the state but the largest is army base Fort Bragg, NC.

fort bragg

There were a total of 1.3 million active duty military and more than 800,000 reserve forces as of 2016, according to Defense Department data. Total active duty personnel for the five armed service were 471,397 for the Army, 326,276 for the Navy, 309,682 for the Air Force, 183,917 for the Marine Corps and 39,084 for the Coast Guard.

The states with the most active duty and reserve members of the military, as of May 2016, were:

  • California: 190,160
  • Texas: 173,118
  • North Carolina: 129,049

active duty

In addition to active duty personnel stationed in the state there are also military contracts awarded to defense contractors. In North Carolina thru prime contracts awarded by the Department of Defense that total for North Carolina in 2014 was 2.49 billion dollars.

The link below will take you to a report on the economic impact of the military in the State of North Carolina.

Economic Impact

Click to access 2015-Economic-Impact-of-the-Military-on-North-Carolina.pdf





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Vivo Mentor

Learn How to Use Business Mentoring Successfully

Dave Ramsey


A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful


Loving life and living it up!

Endless Roaming

Australian Traveller that loves to "Roam" our globe, creator of ENDLESSROAMING.COM sharing the experience through word and photography. Heading to the USA this coming June

Ella Craig

Write here, write now.

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Bullet Point Reading

Key Takeaways From Books!


Connecting Authors and Readers

~Plucking Of My Heartstrings~

Blogging on a variety of things that pluck at the hearts' emotions & more

PowerPop... An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

Toastie Books

happiness is reading books in bed

Emotional musings

Mirth and Motivation

Motivate. Elevate. Laugh and Live Positively!


Productivity planning and other stuff...


Learning is knowledge transfer to brain known as learnography

%d bloggers like this: