The American Forces Network (AFN) is a field activity aligned under the Defense Media Activity (DMA). AFN’s primary mission is to provide command information from all Department of Defense levels to the authorized audience stationed outside of the United States, its territories or possessions. AFN uses U.S. news, information, and entertainment programming as a vehicle to deliver command information directly to the audience, which enhances their morale, situational awareness, readiness and well-being.


AFN operates broadcast stations at major U.S. military installations in 11 countries, which provide local commanders with a means to communicate directly to the members of their commands. The service is also available to more than 200 U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and U.S. Coast Guard vessels when they’re underway outside the range of terrestrial U.S. broadcast signals.


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