Active Duty

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.

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Leo J. Meyer - Military Service
... reenlisted 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 ...
Military Health System
... of Defense that provides health care to active duty and retired U.S ... 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 ... MHS has a $50 billion budget and serves about 9.6 million beneficiaries, including active duty personnel and their families and retirees and their families ...
Semi-retired - Retirement in Specific Countries
... of the US Armed Forces may elect to retire after 20 years of active duty ... 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, their final pay grade and the retirement system in place when they ...
Mississippi Army National Guard - History
... until 1916 the Mississippi National Guard was called for active duty ... These battalions formed the First Infantry Regiment which went on active duty on 24 June 1916 ... unit (or National Guardsman) to serve one year of active duty for every three years of service ...
Active Duty - United States
... In the United States military, active duty refers to military members who are currently serving full-time in their military capacity ... component are not generally considered active duty ... operations, a large number of Reservists in all branches have been called to active duty in an operational capacity ...

Famous quotes containing the words duty and/or active:

    Life is mostly froth and bubble.
    Two things stand like stone:
    Dodging duty at the double,
    Leaving work alone.

    Things happen to us, all the time. It was like that for a century, and it is again. It’s not like here: People always do things, because you are born with it; you are brought up in this spirit, the active approach to life: “Stand up and go.” We were not. We were always passive in our lives.
    Natasha Dudinska (b. c. 1967)