on active duty

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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The LAPD currently has 54 employees on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan or working on Department of Homeland Security assignments in the United States.
The city ensures that all employees on active duty receive full salary and benefits, paying the difference between their military income and their regular LAPD salary and benefits.
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.
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.
If a MAF deserts, is imprisoned or dies while on active duty, a permanent change of station for the spouse or dependent includes a move to the place of enlistment or to his member's, his spouse's or dependent's home of record or nearer point in the U.
The company will also extend this same pay differential to employees who have been on active duty at any time in the last three years.
Although the law may require that their former positions be waiting for them when they return, many reservists still have to deal with the financial hardships of the difference in pay between their civilian jobs and their military positions; as well, other job benefits they may lose out on while on active duty are not guaranteed to them.
The injured reservists and family members of those still on active duty will gather at a picnic next Saturday, May 3.
The Pentagon has not said how many of the approximately 223,000 backup troops on active duty were called up specifically for the Iraq war, but it likely is in the range of 90,000 to 120,000.
To qualify for relief, the borrower must be currently on active duty with the U.
Called the ``Freedom Pay'' program, the legislation would give a state tax credit to businesses that make up the difference between employees' civilian pay and the pay they will receive on active duty.
These benefits apply automatically when the customer presents proof of mobilization or placement on active duty status.
Union Planters wants to make sure every person on active duty receives the protection they deserve.
I'm back on active duty in the community, socially, and spiritually.
The three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time American Music Award winner, MC Hammer, addresses the precarious political situation in the world today on ACTIVE DUTY, as a result of his early days in the Navy.