A new report from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base says southern Arizona gets a big boost from military members, even after they retire.
The economic impact analysis from the last fiscal year shows retirees from the base and other parts of the military contribute $1.6 billion to the local economy.
As for the base itself, more than 10,000 people were employed at D-M in Fiscal Year 2012, including more than 7,500 military service members.
The combined payroll for all employees was more than $643 million.
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