Inside the Wire
The Department of Defense (DoD) operates sites in all 50 states, in 45 countries, and in eight U.S. territories. The vast majority are located in the United States, with Japan, South Korea, and Germany hosting the lion’s share of the DoD's overseas sites. In total, the DoD maintains 4,775 sites, most of which serve the Army and Air Force, which claim 1,807 and 1,710 sites, respectively. The Navy maintains 970 sites; the Marine Corps maintains 213; and the Washington Headquarter Services maintains 75. Here's a look at the biggest military site in every state, which can range from forts and naval bases to missile ranges. And while not all of the sites are open to the public, many are located near historic military locations and memorials you can visit.