Armed Forces of the United States


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Armed Forces of the United States

A term used to denote collectively all components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See also United States Armed Forces.
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They are not technically part of the armed forces of the United States.
The Armed Forces of the United States also employ aviation technicians for work on military installations.
* the family and extended family members of any injured person still in active service in the armed forces of the United States and eligible for membership in DAV;
THE MEDAL OF HONOR IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR HEROISM GIVEN BY THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. With only 82 current living recipients, six of them recently spoke to more than 400 ROTC Cadets and students at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, Calif., at an event hosted by Stater Bros.
The armed forces of the United States and the Philippines began a 12-day joint exercise Monday to sharpen their skills and fine-tune their interoperability.
One week after Hyde deemed the Paul measure "anachronistic, the full House of Representatives authorized the President to "use the Armed Forces of the United States as he deems necessary ...
New [section] 217.6(j)(1) exempts military spouse applicants from paying the late fees and fines required by [section] 217.6 if the applicant submits the following information to the Board: a completed reactivation application, in paper form, that meets the requirements of [section] 217.6; and documentation showing that the applicant is the spouse of an individual serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States. New [section] 217.6(j)(2) exempts military spouse applicants from completing the continuing education contact hours required by [section] 217.6 if an applicant has practiced nursing in any jurisdiction within the four years immediately preceding the submission of a reactivation application.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty." (2) Through the Selective Service Act of May 1917, millions of American men, including Patterson, were drafted into the armed forces of the United States. Those troops proved critical in the Allies' successful repelling of the German advance and ultimately procured a cease-fire from Berlin on November 11, 1918.
(a) IN GENERAL.-Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
(Proper title: Haggadah of Passover for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States.) Consider this alternate rendering of the same Hebrew lines describing the Jews' desire for redemption: "May Israel wandering yet this year reach Israel's land this coming year, and Zion's mount and shrine ascend.
state", "bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law" and "perform non-combatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law".
In response to the President's request, Congress passed legislation on January 29, 1955, that authorized the President to "employ the Armed Forces of the United States as he deems necessary for the specific purpose of securing and protecting Formosa, and the Pescadores against armed attack...." The President was also authorized to take "such other measures as he judges to be required or appropriate in assuring the defense of Formosa and the Pescadores." The resolution stated that it would expire when the President determined and reported to Congress that the "peace and security of the area is reasonably assured...." (18) The resolution was subsequently repealed in 1974.

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