rest and recuperation


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rest and recuperation

The withdrawal of individuals from combat or duty in a combat area for short periods of rest and recuperation. Also called R&R. See also rehabilitation.
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As I came sputtering to the surface I looked about for some tiny foot- or hand-hold where I might cling for a moment of rest and recuperation. The cliff itself offered me nothing, so I swam toward the mouth of the fiord.
Rest and recuperation, before some hard fitness work, are absolutely crucial for that.
Army, Navy and RAF staff and their families are advised that 14 days of rest and recuperation includes travelling time - usually reducing it to 12 days.
The troubled diva flew to the Caribbean island on Wednesday with a couple of girlfriends for two weeks rest and recuperation.
"He'll be in hospital for a couple of weeks, then he'll have another couple of weeks' of rest and recuperation. He hopes to be back in action after the Ebor."
"We work on body clocks - rest and recuperation - and we try not to upset that.
Mowbray claims the rest and recuperation is vital to ensuring that the ex-England man remains sharp for match-days.
Central Command Rest and Recuperation Leave program was implemented on Sept.
But a consultant has said a period of rest and recuperation should be enough for the player to recover.
The military has relaunched its 15-day rest and recuperation programme, and the army has selected Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as arrival hubs after determining that most units are from the South and Southwest.
The 24-year-old fly-half has played only 53 minutes since the World Cup final in November because of the injury, but has averaged more than 20 games a season over the last three years and is looking forward to some rest and recuperation.
It is rare for the army to pluck soldiers out of combat zones and return them to the continental US for a quick burst of rest and recuperation. Every day at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the hub of the leave program, soldiers dressed in faded fatigues still covered in desert dust step off planes.