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- n. A period of time spent on a specific assignment, especially on an overseas mission
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- n. a period of time spent in military service
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She was inspired to volunteer for this bird-slaving tour of duty by her concern over rainforest destruction.
Shelton came back from his tour of duty two years later, went to Chicago-Kent College of Law and began his career as a lawyer.
By August 1914, Troubridge already had been designated to command the British Mediterranean Fleet once Admiral de Lapeyrère had assumed the supreme Allied naval command and Milne, his tour of duty concluded, had returned to England.
It's a game where the only way for Democrats to look tough on national security is by talking, and acting and voting like Bush-McCain Republicans, while our troops are sent to fight tour after tour of duty in a war that should've never been authorized and should've never been waged.
Summer of 1953: While enjoying a very pleasant tour of duty as Area Command Surgeon in Salzburg, Austria, we took a two-week vacation to visit beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Chaplain Allen Allensworth, regimental chaplain of the Twenty-fourth Infantry, has been on a short tour of duty at Fort Missoula.