Tour of Duty

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Tour of Duty

In the military, a period of deployment, especially overseas. In business, the term may be used informally to describe a brief stint in a company or department, especially if the stint is undesirable but necessary.
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During his military career, his tours of duty included Korea, Spain, and Germany.
Sydow talked about similar memories, noting a party held for Cariglia soon after he returned from one of his early tours of duty.
"The dates and locations of tours of duty are constantly kept under review in order with what is appropriate."
Some 45,000 soldiers have seen their tours of duty extended since 9/11.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean (3 Tours of Duty) and Vietnam (1 Tour of Duty) Wars and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his meritorious service.
Regiment perfected mountain and cold-weather skills to counter threat from Russia and had tours of duty in Northern Ireland.
Doonink has served in a multitude of assignments, including overseas tours of duty in Korea, Germany and Croatia.