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Active Military

The enlisted men, women and officers who are currently serving in one of the branches of the armed forces.

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Military Reserves

Individuals who are affiliated with one of the branches of the armed forces and are trained for duty but are only called to active service in the case of war or other emergencies.

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Veterans

Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honourable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.

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