Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment provides the best American entertainment to U.S. troops and family members stationed overseas, prioritizing remote and isolated locations, ships at sea and contingency operations.
AFE is an Air Force command, but it brings entertainment to members of all five branches of the armed forces. It often provides transportation and logistical support for the USO, which also brings celebrities to troops.
Air Force Col. Kenneth Marshall, AFE’s chief, discussed how his civilian and military staff work together to boost the morale of service members and their families at overseas locations:
All AFE shows are live and are free to service members and their families.
Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel are on the staff of AFE. These personnel are dedicated to the Defense Department mission, Marshall said.
In 2019, AFE initiated a program called “Replay.” This program recognizes entertainers who have repeatedly come back to support AFE’s efforts.
- May 7, 2019 at 1:15 am by USA Editor (displayed above)
- May 7, 2019 at 1:15 am by USA Editor