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This map from a recent New York Times article highlights the 500 U.S. counties that contribute the largest numbers of U.S. Army recruits, as a percentage of population. "More and more, new recruits are the children of old recruits. In 2019, 79 percent of Army recruits reported having a family member who served. For nearly 30 percent, it was a parent — a striking point in a nation where less than 1 percent of the population serves in the military. For years, military leaders have been sounding the alarm over the growing gulf between communities that serve and those that do not, warning that relying on a small number of counties that reliably produce soldiers is unsustainable...." www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/military-enlistment.html
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