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combat zone

[′käm‚bat ‚zōn]
(ordnance)
A region in a theater of operations where fighting takes place, or where space is designated for the operations of friendly combat forces, extending from the front line to a line or boundary designated by the theater commander.
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In a move that acknowledges the massive mental strains of fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama has decided to send condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide in a combat zone.
Carter said, is to "discourage the inadvertent use of aspirin" in combat zones.
Sailors can earn a guaranteed 10 percent interest on their savings annually while deployed to or in support of a combat zone.
Lack of discipline and the projection of such, is our worst enemy in a combat zone, and I take it personally when my unit may be associated with such.
He said: "To send soldiers into a combat zone without basic equipment is unforgivable, inexcusable and a breach of trust between the soldiers and those who govern them.
Given the evidentiary difficulties facing stateside civilian prosecutors with regard to criminal investigations in overseas combat zones, it is no surprise that US Attorneys have been hesitant to prosecute under MEJA.
It continued, "The change in designation also means that these National Guard members will lose their combat zone tax exclusion for their active duty pay; their re-enlistment bonus; their leave pay; and other entitlements.
She had been traumatized by the experience of seeing Iraqi children living in squalor and suffering from the side effects of being in a combat zone with a plethora of dangers unimaginable to youths in the United States.
They also are issued, or reimbursed for, military uniforms, granted post exchange privileges, and authorized military medical care while serving in a temporary duty capacity in designated combat zones.
Defence chiefs have banned a broadcaster from "embedding" its reporters with troops in combat zones in a row over its coverage of the medical treatment of troops.
A special feature of the TSP is that money contributed by service members while they're in combat zones will never be taxed, even if it is withdrawn early.
Armed Forces serving in combat zones or hospitalized as a result of injury while serving in a combat zone qualify for the combat pay exclusion; see Sec.

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