TDY/TAD: Temporary Duty Assignment/Temporary Additional Duty
A: “Is Sierra ok?”
B: “Yeah, she’s just a bit down cuz her dad went TDY to Cali and now he’s gunna miss her birthday next week.”
When I was 5, my dad went TDY in Okinawa for almost 6 months. On the plus side, it meant Grandma got to stay with us while he was gone. Unfortunately, after 6 months of her cooking, I couldn’t eat grilled cheese sandwiches or tomato soup again until I was 17.