fatigue duty

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Noun1.fatigue duty - labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
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"
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Within those punishments, however, overlap occurs with fatigue duty. Correctional custody, a permissible punishment under Article 15, may include "extra duties, fatigue duties, or hard labor as an incident of correctional custody." (53) Extra duties, a separate and distinct punishment under Article 15, "may include fatigue duties." (54) Unfortunately, like hard labor, neither the MCM nor AR 27-10 provide any guidance as to what constitutes "fatigue duty." Webster defines "fatigue" as "physical or mental weariness due to exertion; exhausting effort or activity; manual or menial labor, as barracks cleaning, assigned to enlisted military personnel." (55) Historically, fatigue duty included: [A]ll the irregular work that the Soldier is called upon to perform from time to time.
In the summary of the evidence, three sergeants said that Downey, who is stated to be 19, was ordered to fall in for fatigue duty and replied: "I won't".
Nearly three months have now passed since the Bees last took a win and a season that started so promisingly for them has become something of a fatigue duty. When you live by elbow grease alone, you might tire a few of the weaker sides but ultimately, you run the risk of expending your own vim.