What are some popular military bases?


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Some of the largest U.S. military bases as of 2015 include Army bases such as Fort Bragg and Fort Hood, as well as Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune. These bases house the training grounds for the main infantry and combat arms units of the U.S military.

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Fort Bragg, located in North Carolina, housed over 39,000 Army troops, dependents and civilian contractors as of the 2010 census. This base is home to the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces of the U.S. Army.

Fort Hood is another Army post located in Killeen, Texas. This military base housed over 53,000 service members, dependents and contractors as of the 2010 census. Fort Hood is home to the emblematic 1st Calvary Division.

Camp Pendleton is a Marine Corps base in San Diego County, California. This base is home to the I Marine Expeditionary Force. As a natural wildlife reserve, Camp Pendleton is also home to wild bison that roam through the different training grounds.

Camp Lejeune is the largest Marine Corps installation on the East Coast, located in North Carolina near Jacksonville. In addition to being the home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, this base also houses the Marine Special Operations Command.

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