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temporary duty

noun
1.
duty of limited duration performed with an organization other than the one to which a person is normally attached or assigned.
Abbreviation: TDY.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Time spent at a temporary duty station between arrival and departure is not time in a travel status.

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