Active duty refers to a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. In Great Britian and the Commonwealth the equivilent term is active service.
Other articles related to "active duty, active":
... the United States Department of Defense that provides health care to active duty and retired U.S ... The MHS also provides, where space is available, health care to dependents of active duty service members, to retirees and their dependents, and to some former spouses ... budget and serves about 9.6 million beneficiaries, including active duty personnel and their families and retirees and their families ...
... was not until 1916 the Mississippi National Guard was called for active duty ... battalions formed the First Infantry Regiment which went on active duty on 24 June 1916 ... call for the typical National Guard unit (or National Guardsman) to serve one year of active duty for every three years of service ...
... In the United States military, active duty refers to military members who are currently serving full-time in their military capacity ... of a reserve component are not generally considered active duty ... in all branches have been called to active duty in an operational capacity ...
... in the Army Organized Reserve Corps by June 1947 he was back on active duty as a Regular Army master sergeant instructing reservists ... He re-entered active commissioned service as a 1st Lieutenant and served in the 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Devens ... In 1961 Meyer, a reserve infantry major on the active duty list, reverted to Regular Army warrant officer (CWO4) (in lieu of retiring from the Army) and was assigned as an intelligence ...
... of the US Armed Forces may elect to retire after 20 years of active duty ... Their retirement pay (not a pension since they can be involuntarily called back to active duty at any time) is calculated on total number of years on active duty ...
Famous quotes containing the words duty and/or active:
“They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfiednot one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.”
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