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Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations
1.1 million US troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan: 806,964 Army personnel (including 146,655 in the Army National Guard and 74,461 in the Army Reserve), 194,401 Marine Corps personnel, 30,868 Navy personnel (including 7,028 reservists), and 70,136 Air Force personnel (Stars and Stripes, 2008). Tables 2-1 and 2-2 summarize the demographics of the US military population, including reservists1 and family members.
TABLE 2-1 Demographic Profile of the Military Population
Ready reserve only; for the purposes of this report, the standby and retired reserve components of all military branches have been excluded. All demographics for reserve and National Guard members are reported only for the selected reserve, that is, those members of the ready reserve who train throughout the year and participate in annual active-duty training exercises. Demographic profiles of the individual ready reserve and the inactive National Guard—the other two components of the ready reserve—were not available.