the status of full-time service:
on active duty.
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Style-wise, there has perhaps been just one outfit that could be described as a miss since Kate returned to active service.
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Although Harry 28, said he would love to return to the front line, he has likely seen his last spell of active service.
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The realities of active service dictate that paternity leave often cannot be taken until some time after the happy event itself.
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General Honoré retired on February 29, 2008, after 37 years of active service with the United States Army.
The Hero Summit 2013 Speakers September 9, 2013
For this is the U-47-½’s first experience of active service.
Our Navy in the War Lawrence Perry
His countrymen were the first to press steam into the active service of mankind.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various
Sally was never content unless she had at least one man or boy engaged in her active service.
The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail Margaret Vandercook
This was in November, rather a latish month for active service on those waters.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
active service allowance is thirty francs a month—five dollars.
Private Peat Harold R. Peat
military duty in an operational area
Full-time service, as in Julian is 81, but he still comes to the office every day and is very much on active duty. This term comes from the military, where it stands in opposition to reserve, which refers to troops still in the military but not actively engaged. It is occasionally transferred to civilian matters as well. [ First half of 1800s ]
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