active service


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

Examples of active service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shackleton was considered too old for active service. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 June 2024 In December 2023, a year after Jin first began his mandatory military service, RM, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook officially enlisted, meaning that the entire group have become active service members. Zoe Guy, Vulture, 7 June 2024 The royal founded the sporting event to help rehabilitate veterans and active service members who are wounded or sick. Jami Ganz, New York Daily News, 9 May 2024 There may be other options to take the rail out of active service. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 29 Apr. 2024 The broadcast is hosted once again by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, both longtime champions of veteran causes and advocates for active service members. Scott Huver, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 Those who were still in active service couldn’t challenge the prime minister’s strategy directly. Anshel Pfeffer, The Atlantic, 27 Mar. 2024 Zach followed in his parents' footsteps and joined the Navy Dewayne retired as a Master Chief Mechanist's Mate after almost 24 years of active service in the U.S. Navy. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 23 Dec. 2023 Moreover, according to publicly available charges, fewer than ten active service members have been implicated in the riot—ten more than there should have been but, as a percentage of all service members, no higher than that of the general population. Nr Editors, National Review, 5 Jan. 2024

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“Active service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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