American Forces Network

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The American Forces Network (AFN) is a government television and radio broadcast service the U.S. military provides to those stationed or assigned overseas. Headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, AFN's broadcast operations, which include global radio and television satellite feeds, emanate from the AFN Broadcast Center/Defense Media Center in Riverside, California.[1] AFN was founded on 26 May 1942, in London as the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS).[2]

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American Forces Network
Founded26 May 1942; 80 years ago (1942-05-26) (as the Armed Forces Radio Service)
FounderUnited States Armed Forces
HeadquartersFort George G. Meade, Maryland, United States
ProductsTelevision, Radio
OwnerIndependent (1942–1980)
United States Armed Forces (1942–present)
ParentIndependent (1942–1980)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (1980–present)
American Forces Radio and Television Service (1980–present)