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The term 'uniformed services' means the Armed Forces, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard when engaged in active duty for training, inactive duty training, or full-time National Guard duty, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and any other category of persons designated by the President in time of war or emergency.

Intermittent employees of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) are also considered to be performing "service in the uniformed services" and protected by USERRA when activated to provide assistance in a public health emergency, to be present when there is a risk of a public health emergency, or when participating in authorized training. See 20 CFR Part 1002.5(0).

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