on active duty

on active duty

Serving in the military full time, especially being in or prepared to go into battle. My son is in the army, and I worry so much when he's on active duty. After being on active duty for so long, I don't feel fully comfortable being a civilian anymore.
See also: active, duty, on

on active duty

in battle or ready to go into battle. (Military.) The soldier was on active duty for ten months. That was a long time to be on active duty.
See also: active, duty, on
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AFR members must have Air Force Reserve Command operations director approval before coming on active duty, Daugherty said.
If you or your spouse serve on active duty in the military and are preparing to separate, you can temporarily extend TRICARE's coverage for your special needs family member.
* Military personnel on active duty who have served a minimum period
The directive reiterates long-standing DoD policy that servicemembers on active duty should not "engage in partisan political activity," and that servicemembers not on active duty should "avoid inferences that their political activities imply or appear to imply official sponsorship, approval, or endorsement...." (7) These baseline tenets are the foundation for rules regarding whether servicemembers may be nominees or candidates for civil office, the most visible of which is the rule prohibiting servicemembers from being nominees or candidates for civil office if they are on active duty or under a call to active duty for more than 270 days.
In January 2008, FMLA was amended to provide that an eligible employee may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee's spouse, child or parent is on active duty in the military or is a reservist who faces recall to active duty if a "qualifying exigency" exists.
Some of them had lost jobs while they were on active duty, even though that violates federal law."
This article provides a general overview of the background and purpose behind USERRA in addition to the rights and obligations of the employee and employer and the prohibition against discrimination based on active duty. Issues addressed include the right to reemployment, the impact active duty has on benefits, such as health insurance and pensions, and notice requirements imposed on both employers and employees.
The portion of the eight years not served on active duty remains an obligation for reserve service: if not in a unit, then in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
It is possible that a Form W-2 will be issued to the military member for other wages earned or compensation paid during the year that he or she is on active duty, so it is more practical to report the differential payments in Box 1 of the same return, rather than to issue a separate Form 1099-MISC for the differential payments.
This program is for families of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled through their service, or who died while on active duty or shortly after leaving the service, said Dennis Douglass, of the Veterans Administration.
219(g)(6)(A) provides that MAFs (including members of reserve units) who have served more than 90 days on active duty are deemed to be active participants in an employer-maintained retirement plan.
Many of them were previously on active duty and retain valuable military expertise.
Coming off the Cold War, the Army had 18 divisions on active duty, in comparison to 10 today, and had little in the way of a pressing commission with the imminent collapse of the Soviet Union.
What if they are to[d, "If you sustain injuries while on active duty, and such injuries result in a permanent disability, you will only be entitled to compensation if you do not stay in for retirement?" If Secretary Rumsfeld wants to continue to withhold compensation for service connected disability from retirees, it may be our obligation to spread the word to all those currently on active duty and in harms way.
28, 2008, reserve component members are able to reduce the age at which they are eligible to receive retirement pay by three months for each cumulative period of 90 days served on active duty in any fiscal year.