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1. A soldier, especially a US soldier who is engaged or has engaged in combat.
2. A person, especially a member of one of the US armed services deployed to an area of conflict, who is responsible for making decisions involving the use of military force.

war′fight′ing n.
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To meet growing DoD demand for secure warfighter mobility, PacStar has announced Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) - a small modular tactical communications package that allows warfighters to securely transmit sensitive data in battlefield and tactical environments using their smartphones, tablets, laptops or other commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices, the company said.
Worryingly, an increasing number of pundits and defense insiders speak seriously about the resolutions extending through all of fiscal year 2018--an outcome placing strains on the warfighter, hindering recapitalization and modernization of the force and damaging the health of the defense industrial base.
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) recently created a new functional department to specifically service and address naval warfighter readiness issues.
A mask that does not fit properly cannot properly protect the warfighter during an operational mission.
The DoD is developing a nerve agent hunter called Bioscavenger to be taken before deploying into a chemical warfare risk zone which would defend against exposure to a range of nerve agents and protect the warfighter from death and toxic effects.
warfighter maneuverability, hydration, and provide a multitude of
In the wake of the recent mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA) has removed links from the website for its popular military shooter "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" that allowed visitors to the page to shop for real weapons featured in the game.
Warfighter continues with the Tier 1 theme from the previous game but extends it out to include different Special Forces from the various countries that you visit.
MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER (16+) Xbox 360, PS3, PC Out now IN an effort to put some distance between itself and the all-conquering Call of Duty series, developer Danger Close is stressing Warfighter's authentic combat.
Navy completed a series of captive-flight tests on Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, putting the warfighter one step closer to gaining a net-enabled standoff weapon with moving maritime target capability.

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