continental United States

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continen′tal Unit′ed States′

the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
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continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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When she crosses the finish line in Las Vegas in late September, 2017, in the Westgate Resort & Casino parking lot, she will become the only woman and only the second person on the planet to have ever run across every state in the continental United States.
Constellation supplies power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States.
Almost 370,000 square miles (7.4%) of the continental United States experienced severe hail, which is defined by having hailstones one inch or greater, making 2015 slightly above average.
For Soldiers to wear the CBRN brassard, they must be operationally engaged in a mission that requires them to currently provide CBRN technical expertise within or outside the continental United States or to be immediately on call to provide the expertise.
To improve the confidence level of the aggregate estimates of Hawaii's apparent seafood consumption, we applied sensitivity analyses to evaluate possible variations in the various components such as: 1) airborne imports from the continental United States; 2) seaborne and airborne exports to the continental United States; 3) foreign transshipments via the continental United States; and 4) waterborne imports from the continental United States.
Flint Group Flexographic Products is rolling out a new program to provide a plate waste recovery service to its flexographic printing plate customers in the continental United States
"NASA is accountable to the taxpayers and to the public" a May 27 CEI news release explained, and "should not be free to treat its FOIA obligations with contempt." While the revisions represent relatively small changes in the temperature record--and the data is only for the continental United States, not the entire world--the revisions are significant because the unrevised data, which was well publicized, showed 1998 as being the hottest year on record in the continental United States, while the little-noticed downward revision showed that the hottest year was actually 1934--meaning that recent years have not been the hottest years despite global-warming alarmism.
Primary mission: Missile warning--provides detection, attack warning, and attack assessment of sea-launched ballistic missiles and ICBMs launched against the continental United States and Canada.
Gogo is usually priced from USD4.95 per session and is currently available on more than 760 commercial aircraft and over 2,600 daily flights in the continental United States.
The person must have been deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the Legislature.
The network, formally known as a VSAT satellite system, will provide point-to-point communications for about 5,000 USPS sites in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, and backup connectivity for a number of larger USPS sites.

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