active duty


: employment as a full-time member of the military
After two years of active duty she entered the reserves.

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Recent Examples on the Web Helen eventually left active duty and became his full-time caregiver. Quil Lawrence, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 In 2019, years after leaving active duty to become a reservist, Mark began to feel ill after a family vacation. Nathan Luna, ABC News, 26 Mar. 2024 Cybele Mayes-Osterman The active duty U.S. Air Force member who set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy has died of his injuries, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed on Monday. USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2024 More than 100 Israeli male hostages are viewed by Hamas as men of fighting age, including some active duty or reservist soldiers. WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 Gabbard is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves who was deployed twice to Iraq and Kuwait and took a two-week absence from the presidential campaign trail in 2020 to report for active duty in Indonesia with the Hawaiian Army National Guard. Beatrice Peterson, ABC News, 2 Apr. 2024 Plaintiffs in the case also claim Wells Fargo violated the Truth in Lending Act, which requires lenders to disclose information about all charges and fees associated with a loan; and the Military Lending Act, a federal law that provides special protections for active duty service members. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 25 Mar. 2024 Before becoming a police officer, Roberson served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, including one year of active duty during Desert Storm. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band return to active duty Tuesday, March 19, in downtown Phoenix with the relaunch of their world tour at Footprint Center. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Active duty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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