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VHOWLONG
How long served in active duty

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Description

VHOWLONG indicates the number of years the focal person served on active duty in the Armed Forces. (See the variable description for VETSTAT for more information on who is considered a veteran by the U.S. Census Bureau.)

To be considered as having served on active duty, the individual must have reported service in the regular U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, or "active duty" status in the Reserves or the National Guard. This excludes time spent in training for any service branch.

This variable is part of the Veterans Supplement

Comparability

This variable is comparable over time.

In 2003 and earlier, Veteran's supplement respondents were 18 and older; in 2005 and later, respondents to the supplement were 17 and older.

Universe

  • All veterans

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1997 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1999 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2003 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2005 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2007 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2009 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2010 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2011 – 2017 - - - - - - - X - - - -

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