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The Great State of California
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"In California, as of 2002, the US Department of Defense had

• 123,948 active-duty military personnel

• 7,932 US Army personnel

• 96,047 US Navy (including 20,000+ US Marines)

• 19,969 Air Force

• 58,076 DOD civilian personnel

In California, as of 2000 there were 2,569,340 veterans of US military service:
504,010 served in World War II,
301,034 in the Korean War, 754,682 during the Vietnam War,
and 278,003 during 1990–2000 (including the Persian Gulf War). "
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42 posted on 04/01/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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The Great State of Alaska
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"Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 722,718 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.
Alaska was purchased from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized (or incorporated) territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.
The name "Alaska" (Аляска) was already introduced in the Russian colonial period, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "the mainland" or, more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". It is also known as Alyeska, the "great land", an Aleut word derived from the same root. "
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43 posted on 04/01/2013 11:09:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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