all able-bodied people

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all able-bodied people

Anyone and everyone who is able to help or contribute to a cause in some way. I'm calling on all able-bodied men and women in the area to lend a hand restoring the local church this weekend.
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A force-multiplier would be a citizens' army or a reservist system envisioned in Article II, Section 4, which says: "The Government may call upon the people to defend the State and all citizens may be required, under conditions provided by law, to render personal, military or civil service." In a sudden national mobilization, do we simply gather all able-bodied men and hand them rifles and bullets (assuming we have enough to pass around) and attach them to regular military units after a hurried pep talk?
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are obliged to serve in the army for about two years.
As the pressure to meet recruitment demands grew, the Union Army was forced to allow all able-bodied men who were of age to join the Army.
When the Germans retreated they took all able-bodied men, including Frederik, to be used as slave labour in Germany, but he was able to escape and make his way back to Belgium which was quite a feat.
All able-bodied men in the country must serve two years in the military before they turn 28 and must pass a fitness exam before enlisting.
In some areas emergency rescue services have called for all able-bodied men to help out putting the wildfires that have raged this week.
August 30,1914: In a speech at Huddersfield Mission on Queen Street the Rev B Gregory urged all able-bodied men to join up and fight for their country.
When nearly all able-bodied men were being called to serve, how many illegal aliens were drafted or enlisted?
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are required to carry out compulsory military service for about two years as the country face North Korea across the heavily fortified border.
That has been the key reason cited by Eritreans, who accounted for most applications to Switzerland last year and whose country imposes unlimited and under-paid military service on all able-bodied men and women.
Eritrea imposes unlimited military service, with low wages, on all able-bodied men and women.
Two years of military service is mandatory for all able-bodied men in South Korea, which technically remains at war with its rival the North.
By the 1830s, records indicate that almost all able-bodied men were engaged in pearling, and the pearling era reached its peak in the second half of the 19th century.
The situation will, apparently, make the authorities conscript all able-bodied men to strengthen their military.