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  San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of military retirees in the country. Data on military retirees for San Antonio metropolitan area indicates that:  
       
  There are 47,924 military retirees in San Antonio receiving retirement payments from the Department of Defense amounting $1,179,069,780 to 2006.  
  Retiree spending supported over $761 million in additional earnings.  
  An additional $74,175,680 in transfer payments from DoD flowing into San Antonio in 2006.  
  Economic impact of military retirees is $2,183,049,308.  
       

San Antonio Military Retirees

 

Many of these retired military do hold employment in the San Antonio, so the San Antonio economy benefits not only from these additional payments but also from their productivity and experience. The impact of the payments to military retirees and other recipients of DoD related transfer payments make a sizable industry by itself in San Antonio.

San Antonio has become in fact a military retirement village and home to a number of military specific retirement communities.

 
     
  Air Force Village
www.airforcevillages.com

Army Residence Community
www.armyresidence.com


Military Enlisted Retirement Village (MERV)
www.militaryretirementvillage.com
 
     
 

The military retirees in San Antonio are distributed throughout the region but are concentrated around military installations and these retirement communities.

 

 

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