duty tour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n duty tour a period of time spent in military service
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Usage

In literature:

And you'll finish out your tour of guard duty.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
He felt even more the sense of responsibility when he came to his first night tour of sentry duty.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
Previous to this our battalion has alternated with the Royal Montreal Regiment in our tour of trench duty.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Their tour of duty ended, Ned, Bob, and Jerry sought rest in the dugout.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
He introduced himself as "Corps officer of the day" and my superior officer for this tour of picket duty.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The first blueskin student pilot ended a Calhoun-determined tour of duty with rather more of respect for Calhoun than he'd had at the beginning.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
It could have been accomplished by a tour of duty with Bob.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
Each troop had a tour of this duty, twenty-four hours on and forty-eight off.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
After me tour o' duty ends he's goin' to buy me a drink and maybe introjuce me to a lady friend o' his.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Each man was in for a long tour of duty in trenches knee-deep with melted snow and mud.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
And eventually she had gone to the U.N. on an extended tour of duty.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
The length of the first tour of guard duty was increased considerably, for the first watch went on as soon as the wagons stopped.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
I've found your officers and men very weary of their long tour of provost duty here, and anxious to go to the front.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
He did not enjoy his tasks, and so he placed his duties in the hands of a deputy, while he went on a tour of America.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
On the night of the 22d of July our second tour of duty at Wagner began.
"Reminiscences of Service with the First Volunteer Regiment of Georgia, Charleston Harbor, in 1863" by Charles H. Olmstead
I was to give him his orders when the tour of extra duty was ended, sir.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
From then on they had begun their regular duty tours accompanied, at first, by one of the old guard on each tour.
"Marjorie Dean College Freshman" by Pauline Lester
But to return to the Child and his tour of duty.
"Servants of the Guns" by Jeffery E. Jeffery
That's why I'm making this tour of the country: to rouse dog owners to a sense of their duty.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
A tour of inspection would disclose still other machines, large and small, each designed and equipped for its special duties over the lines.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
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In news:

Deneige is on her second tour of duty with WCTV.
When US Air Force Maj. David Lamkin received the call last summer for his next tour of duty, he wanted to take a piece of home with him.
Nick Wright, seen here at his home, is a veteran who suffers from PTSD after serving tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
After his first tour of duty, Sag Harbor resident Charles Glass was excited to come home, but in no way was he prepared for the homecoming he received.
A local soldier on his third combat tour in Afghanistan has been killed in the line of duty.
A Valley veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq -- is now facing criminal charges for robbing two banks, but he has support from the highest office in the United States.
This is his second tour of duty in the real-estate business.
He joined 4 of his brothers in the army at the young age of 17, serving 2 tours of duty in the Pacific.
John Gregory 's 'End Tour of Duty' call.
Russell Keith, who served as a paramedic in civilian life and during two tours of duty in Iraq, died Wednesday at age 53.
Lois Hart 's first northern California tour of duty began in the 1970s at KCRA 3 and at another local television station here in Sacramento.
Second tour of duty offers new challenges.
We never get tired of watching families reunite after long tours of duty in the military.
Some years ago, missionaries to India left their 12-year-old son and his younger brother to go to India and take up their tour of duty there.
Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Julie Wiles has a nearly-new home now that she has returned from a year-long tour of duty in Kuwait and other areas of the Middle East.
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