United States military deployments

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The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 300,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories.[1]

US personnel are engaged in active combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Others are deployed as part of several peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security. Nearly 40,000 are assigned to classified missions in locations that the US government refuses to disclose.[2]

The following tables provide detail of various countries, listed by region, where US military are deployed. Countries with fewer than 100 personnel deployed are not specified. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of November 17, 2017.[1]

Americas[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Contiguous United States 971,961 370,185 186,791 139,576 239,121 36,288
 Alaska 17,302 8,355 49 19 6,971 1,908
Armed Forces Americas 4,759 0 4,737 0 0 22
 Cuba
(Guantanamo Bay)
753 131 499 117 0 6
 Honduras 505 215 1 114 175 0
 Puerto Rico 176 109 27 19 21 0
 Greenland 154 0 0 0 154 0
 Canada 129 6 37 13 69 4
other 737 170 149 235 153 30
Total 996,476 379,171 192,290 140,093 246,664 38,258

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2014
Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
Armed Forces Europe 34,812 533 34,003 18 221 37
 Germany 34,435 20,150 888 1,162 12,224 11
 Italy 11,756 4,216 3,488 307 3,743 2
 United Kingdom 8,349 185 194 19 7,909 42
 Spain 3,952 27 2,638 772 515 0
 Belgium 867 585 37 3 242 0
 Romania 451 7 82 346 16 0
 Greece 433 8 340 0 85 0
 Netherlands 407 124 28 3 221 31
 Kosovo[a] 384 331 10 13 30 0
 Norway 344 31 5 277 31 0
 Hungary 215 7 148 0 60 0
 Portugal 192 1 11 2 178 0
 Poland 173 32 67 4 70 0
 Lithuania 100 0 0 0 100 0
other 243 54 31 49 106 3
Total 97,113 26,291 41,970 2,975 25,751 126

Pacific Ocean[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
Armed Forces Pacific 48,929 0 46,789 2,140 0 0
 Hawaii 36,620 16,313 7,792 6,370 4,937 1,208
 Guam 4,569 169 1,935 0 2,465 0
 American Samoa 1,056 0 0 1,056 0 0
 Australia 183 31 68 3 81 0
other 40 19 4 11 6 0
Total 91,397 16,532 56,588 9,580 7,489 1,208

East Asia and Southeast Asia[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Japan 44,562 2,581 11,602 18,585 11,777 17
 South Korea 23,635 15,337 290 221 7,786 1
 Thailand 309 44 9 229 27 0
 Singapore 217 6 157 18 29 7
 Philippines 101 11 7 70 12 1
other 113 26 38 23 25 1
Total 68,937 18,005 12,103 19,146 19,656 27

West Asia and North Africa[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Kuwait 9,241 5,302 8 1,969 1,962 0
 Bahrain 8,598 173 6,920 1,278 34 193
 Iraq 7,402 4,918 396 1,296 792 0
 Qatar 4,666 636 25 77 3,928 0
 United Arab Emirates 3,455 603 704 102 2,046 0
 Turkey 1,950 238 10 408 1,294 0
 Jordan 1,862 447 28 177 1,210 0
 Syria 1,547 704 31 618 194 0
 Saudi Arabia 402 248 21 43 90 0
 Egypt 375 333 15 5 22 0
other 372 73 26 79 194 0
Total 39,870 13,675 8,184 6,052 11,766 193

Central Asia and South Asia[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Afghanistan 13,329 9,371 239 1,212 2,504 3
 Pakistan 111 10 4 62 35 0
other 116 29 15 56 16 0
Total 13,556 9,410 258 1,330 2,555 3

Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Djibouti 3,132 570 626 1,320 616 0
 Niger 509 4 0 0 505 0
 Somalia 285 44 206 26 9 0
 British Indian Ocean Territory 264 0 224 0 40 0
 Kenya 208 19 3 15 171 0
other 584 78 16 395 94 1
Total 4,982 715 1,075 1,756 1,435 1

Unspecified[edit]

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
Overseas 17,301 2,760 7,024 3,469 3,264 784
Domestic 5,488 5,488 0 0 0 0
Total 22,789 8,248 7,024 3,469 3,264 784

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  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 110 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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