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    ACCOMPANIED TOUR An authorized order (assignment or tour) that allows dependents to travel to the new PDS.
    ACQUIRED DEPENDENT A military member's dependent acquired through marriage, adoption, or other action during the course of a member's current tour of assigned duty. The term doesn't include persons dependent on the member or children born of a marriage that existed before the beginning of a current overseas tour.
    ACTIVE DUTY Full-time duty in the active service (37 U.S.C. 101(18)) of a Uniformed Service, and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a Service school by law or by the Secretary concerned. A member is considered to be on active duty while in a travel status or while on authorized leave.
    APPROVED The ratification or confirmation of an act already done.
    ARMED FORCES The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (see 37 U.S.C. 101(4)).
    AUTHORIZED The giving of permission before an act.
    AUTHORIZED DEPENDENT TRAVEL Travel authorized in official orders or by the secretarial process to allow Dependents to travel.
    AUTHORIZED DESTINATION A destination authorized by official orders for the member and/or dependents.

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