active duty

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ac′tive du′ty


n.
the status of full-time military service: on active duty. Also called ac′tive serv′ice.

active duty

Full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. This includes members of the Reserve Components serving on active duty or full-time training duty, but does not include full-time National Guard duty. Also called AD. See also active duty for training; inactive duty training.
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Which country has about 830,000 active-duty military personnel?
Five months after the reactivation of the 489th Bomb Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, the unit's Reservists are working side by side with the active-duty Airmen of the 7th Bomb Wing.
In conjunction with President Barack Obama s administration, Wells Fargo & Company today announced it will join with other mortgage servicers in an initiative to help active-duty military mortgage customers understand and take advantage of the financial benefits available to them under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
Synopsis: Employed veterans are slightly more likely to say they smoke than active-duty service members or civilian workers, while active-duty personnel are more likely than these other groups to use smokeless tobacco.
VOMS provides a convenient and cost-effective compliance solution for identifying and verifying the active duty military status of a borrower as defined by the SCRA, which provides certain protections to active-duty service-members, Reservists and members of the National Guard.
When based on current active-duty time, eligibility begins after 181 days (or 90 days during the Gulf War) unless discharged or separated from a previous qualifying period of active-duty service.
He began school the day his active-duty service ended.
It also provides leave for the family member to act as the covered military member's representative before a federal, state or local agency for purposes of obtaining military service benefits while the covered military member is on active duty or call-to-active-duty status, and for a period of 90 days following the termination of the covered military members' active-duty status.
Active-duty applicants for LDO must have at least eight--but not more than 16-years of active-duty service.
More and more, however, these reservists are being asked to fully integrate with active-duty squadrons: flying, training and deploying alongside their active-duty peers.
Doctors analyzed 56 veterans, 17 of them active-duty soldiers and the rest reservists.
But because the war in Iraq has depleted our armed forces--and recruitment levels plummet as our population wises up--Bush's plan requires still more: the entire Army active-duty force must swell to 547,000 over the next five years (an increase of 39,000) and the Marine Corps must grow by 23,000 (to 202,000).