In 2002, there were 705 active duty military personnel and 3,121 civilian personnel stationed in Oregon. The US Coast Guard does maintain search-and-rescue facilities, and the Army Corps of Engineers operates a number of hydroelectric projects in the state. Military contract awards in 2002 totaled nearly $393 million.
According to the 2000 Census, 388,990 military veterans were living in Oregon, of whom 76,939 served in World War II; 43,849 during the Korean conflict; 123,113 during the Vietnam era; and 36,587 during 1990–2000 (including the Persian Gulf War). Federal veterans' benefits totaled more than $805 million in 2002.
In 2000, the Oregon State Police employed 826 full-time sworn officers.