AFN 75th Anniversary

AFN - 80 Years of History

Welcome to a vault of 80 years of the American Forces Network (AFN) history. We started out May 26, 1942 as the Armed Forces Radio Service. Since then, we have operated under many different names in far off locations around the world as we followed American warriors wherever they served, whether Japan, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, or even afloat naval ships. Today, the overseas military audience we serve knows us simply as AFN. This microsite links our past, with our present. We have hours of rare historical video and audio. Use it. Enjoy it. Share it. If you create a story about us, please send us a link to your story. If you would like to do an interview with us, or would like more details, email us at

Profiles of Current and Former Broadcasters