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The United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service is called American Forces Network (AFN).[1] AFN broadcasts radio and television to American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Department of Defense and other US government civilians and their families stationed outside of the U.S. and on U.S. Navy ships. AFN broadcasts popular American radio and television programs from U.S. networks. It is sometimes called the Armed Forces Network. AFRTS, American Forces Network and AFN are registered trademarks of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Other websites


  • Patrick Morley: 'This Is the American Forces Network': The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II. Praeger Publishing (2001).
  • Trent Christman: Brass Button Broadcasters: A Lighthearted Look at Fifty Years of Military Broadcasting. Turner Publishing (1992).
  • History of AFRTS: The first 50 years. U.S. Government Printing Office (1993).


  1. "AFRTS Home Page". Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-31.