active service


: participation in a battle or battles
He saw no active service during his time in the army.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Admission: $8-$60, with $1 discounts for veteran and active service members at the gate; free for children 12 and younger. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 6 Apr. 2023 Members of the House Armed Services Committee blasted the DOD's handling of its mandate as 69,000 out of 2 million active service members never received a vaccine, according to data sent to Congress members last week. Jon Brown, Fox News, 9 Mar. 2023 Arizona last year made its voucher programs – historically targeted to students in low-performing public schools, children with special needs, and children of active service members – open to every student in the state. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Mar. 2023 In 2016, there were 225 cars and trucks on the road for every active service bay; five years later, there were 246 cars and trucks per service bay, according to a study from industry outlet Aftermarket Matters. Max Zahn, ABC News, 9 Mar. 2023 In some cases, diplomats and intelligence officers left active service due to complications from the condition. Warren P. Strobel, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 Given their ages and debilities, these soldiers had been deemed unfit for active service. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 There are reportedly nine A-50s still in active service in the Russian military. David L. Stern, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2023 As an athlete with high grades, he was accepted to West Point, securing a place as a cadet in return for five years of active service after graduation. C.j. Chivers, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Active service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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