armed service

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Noun1.armed service - a force that is a branch of the armed forcesarmed service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
Marines - members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
air force, airforce - the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
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"This pledge demonstrates our commitment to supporting success in civilian life that armed service members and their families so richly deserve."
We were dragged into war with Iraq on dodgy evidence and we have been in Afghanistan for longer than the length of the two World Wars put together and at a great cost in lives of our armed service personnel.
Olson testified to the House and Senate Armed Service Committees, providing them with an update of the current state of U.S.
Here we now have an armed service which, because of their rank in society, cannot be risked on the front line.
In general, 20 years ago contractors specialized not only on a particular weapon system, but also on the unique procurement organization within each armed service. For example, as recently as the 1980s, each Service had separate contract monitoring processes that drove firms to specialize in dealing with individual armed services.
If so, how are we to get our armed service personnel?
In California, armed service members who die while serving in a combat zone or as a result of wounds, injuries or disease incurred in a combat zone are entitled to some tax forgiveness.
I have not been sure they have been justified and think the armed service covenant should include Just War.
There will also be a parade along the final furlong of the racecourse by the armed service standard bearers which will be followed by a two-minute silence to remember all those who have served in the forces.
"We used to have thousands of American ships" said Duncan, Chairman, Merchant Marine Panel, House Armed Service Committee.
Cadet forces and a number of serving and former armed service personnel were also at the event, including members of the Royal Logistics Corps, the Yorkshire Regiment, the Merchant Navy and the Royal Artillery.
"Each of the armed services ought to use recruiting and research funds to pay accomplished former armed service members to train children in key areas that will develop their warrior talents: physical and mental toughening, orienteering, martial arts, marksmanship, swimming, outdoor and survival skills, negotiating terrain, mechanical skills, endurance, field medicine, problem-solving workshops and the like," he writes.

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