TEXAS - More than 1 million Texans have served in the United States Military along with others that have trained and lived on the four active military bases in San Antonio, Fort Hood in Central Texas, Fort Bliss in El Paso, the Kingsville Naval Air Station and Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.
One in 9 active duty military personnel are stationed on one of the 15 military bases in Texas. In 2012, the total annual economic output of Texas' military installations was almost $150 billion.
Most of Texas' military installations are located in rural or low-population areas.
The economic impact the military has on these communities is extraordinary, and yet Texas could have as many as seven bases on the chopping block when the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission makes its next recommendations, most likely in 2017.
Read more at the San Antonio Express-News.
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