How Many Military Bases Are in Tennessee?

June 15, 2023

As the Volunteer State prepares for a new wave of military personnel to move in, there is no shortage of questions. One of the most common queries we receive is how many military bases are in tennessee. While base housing websites and Facebook groups offer a great overview, they often lack the detailed information you are looking for. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive article about how many military bases are in tennessee so you can find the right one for you and your family.

While most military bases in tennessee are of the Air Force, the Navy does have one in the state. Naval Support Activity Mid South is located near Millington and is the largest inland Navy base in the country. It houses over 30 different commands, including the Navy Personnel Command and 4th Marine Logistics Group.

The Milan Army Ammunition Plant is a major ammunition producer for the Department of Defense and various branches of the military. The plant is responsible for loading, assembling, packing, shipping and storing containerized ammunition for the United States Army, as well as other branches of the military.

Unfortunately, this is also one of the bases contaminated with PFAS chemicals. PFAS are a toxic chemical that has been found in the water supply of people who live near the base. This is a great example of how the federal government has not done enough to protect military personnel and their families from toxic chemicals at the base level.


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