Headquartered in Maryland at Fort George G. Meade, the American Forces Network (AFN) is the broadcast service operated by the U.S. American Forces Radio and Television Service. The television network broadcasts major U.S. network television programming, music, and other forms of entertainment. It also transmits command information to U.S. military service members, government civilians, Department of Defense workers, U.S. naval ships at sea, and military families stationed around the world. This entry discusses the operation of AFN and its history, broadcast center, and programming.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs maintains control of the operation of AFN. AFN implements decisions and provides advice to the personnel of the American Forces Radio and Television Service, which is an office within the Defense ...

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